After their EP, Les mécanismes de la culpabilité, released in 2013, POLICE DES MOEURS is back on Atelier Ciseaux with a 33rpm flirt. A romance shared with fellow Montreal-based duet ESSAIE PAS (with Marie Davidson).

POLICE DES MOEURS plays cold, melodic and nostalgic music for broken hearts and dark minds. Police Des Moeurs is the soundtrack for the nuclear night, a transition moment between the end of utopia and the final ecological disaster. The world after the future. They released their debut LP, last year, on Mannequin Records.

ESSAIE PAS is a prism to the sensual world. Essaie Pas has troubled sleep. Essaie Pas is both a rift and a revelation. Essaie pas is our running blood. Essaie pas & The Acid-Melted Egos. Essaie Pas has released a really nice EP at the end of 2013, on Teenage Menopause and Malditos. ESSAIE PAS/ don’t try.

A night in Montreal, a synth-pop dream. The urge not to see daylight again.

Listen and order here.

Posted on June 30th, 2014 under Releases, , ,

Holy Strays- Pathless March x Seance

Holy Strays’ new single for Atelier Ciseaux reveals a different side of the young producer’s approach. Having privileged complex patterns and layers of drums and percussions on his debut EP ‘Chasm’ for Demand Vinyl last fall, ‘Pathless March’ x ‘Seance’ find the Paris-based musician experimenting with a more classical instrumentation, including guitar and piano, and more straight-forward structures revealing a growing desire to refine his sound.

After sharing stages with artists as diverse as Braids, Robedoor, Forest Swords and Lapalux, and remixing Dublin-based rising rapper Rejjie Snow and Canadian minimal rock outfit SUUNS within a few months, Sebastien Forrester (aka Holy Strays) seems to have been seeking for a balance between epic beat-driven tracks and subtle environmental soundscapes. This new attempt highlights his pursuit of a new kind of folkloric music that would reflect his own environment.

‘Pathless March’ and ‘Seance’ were born on a recent trip to southern Brittany. The ‘visual single’ that follows is based on the context the songs were created in, after a trip to the old submarine base in St Nazaire. From this very particular moment arose the idea to constitute a testimony and share it with the listener to create a common experience.

Listen and download here.

Posted on June 28th, 2014 under Releases, ,