articule is proud to host the launch of 12" by Pas Chic Chic. After the release of their first 7" single in 2006, Pas Chic Chic quickly gained the reputation as one of Canada's brightest new acts and found themselves embraced worldwide despite their lyrics being in French. The band's lineup features former members of godspeed you! black emperor, Set Fire To Flames, and Fly Pan Am and sees them venturing in new directions previously unexplored in their rich musical past.
Their debut album "Au Contraire" was released in Canada on the 50th anniversary of the BBC founding the Radiophonic Workshop that had been created for the purpose of experimenting with new ways of using electronics to create new forms of music. Pas Chic Chic continues this legacy where the BBC left off.
The latest offering from the quartet comes in the form of a two song, twelve-inch / digital EP aptly titled 12". The 8 minute long "Allez vous faire influencer" and its motorik rhythm is a gracious nod to Neu!, while the 20 minutes of "Premier Souffle" and "Interlude" explore the confines of electronic rock, building on the legacy of 1970s underground German and French artists such as Harmonia, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Heldon and Lard Free.
This is pop music with one foot in the past and the other, way into the distant future.
Participating Artists: Pas Chic Chic