The Parisian duo, made up of Stéphane Laporte (Domotic) and Olivier Lamm have been active since the late 90’s in the French post-electronica/avant-pop scene.
Sur les autres mondes is inspired by a publication by French astronomer Lucien Rudaux (1937, /Larousse/) in which he imagined the landscapes of other planets in our solar system through scientific descriptions. Partly composed for a performance at the prestigious Louvre museum in Paris, the album is the band’s first full length output since 2012, and we can assure you that it has been worth the wait. Their sharp ear for detail and the epic worlds evoked through the album make for an auditory voyage which is as graphic as the words inked by Rudaux.
The duo is bringing the 70’s kosmiche genre back to life in a very fresh, bold way, offering a strong shot of pure analogue sound and a fantastic, melodic approach to synth-based ambient music.
1: there’s no such thing as free will
2: Machines play humans as much as humans play machines
3: our willingness to interact with machines has nothing to do with freedom/
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Stephane : the sounds of the instruments we use, very evocative and full of potential
Olivier : The future that we were promised but never happened.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
Stephane : I started a grunge band in high school with my friends …
Olivier : By playing in various mediocre band in high school, then getting my hands on a G3 Powerbook.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Stephane : Joe meek « i hear a new world »
The beatles « Revolver »
Autechre « Exai »
Broadcast « the noise made by people »
Kraftwerk « Radioactivity »
Olivier : Autechre “Quaristice”
Bob Dylan “Blonde on Blonde”
Yellow Magic Orchestra “Solid State Survivor”
Caetano Veloso “Joia”
Nobukazu Takemura “Child and Magic”
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Stephane : very wide streets
Olivier : The only way not to answer “techno” (which I love) or the Berlin School would be the classical music department at Dussmann, which I love
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Stéphane : my place
Olivier : I was born and raised in Montmartre, where i still live. So I’ll have to say my neighborhood.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Stephane: something with images instead , editing movies maybe ?
Olivier : Writing big, thick novels about the lack of music in the world
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Stéphane : Total control « laughing at the system »
Olivier : a boxset of Thomas Koner’s ambient works (Nunatak • Teimo • Permafrost) on Type & Ryûichi Sakamoto
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Stéphane : boredoms @ primaverasound 2006
Olivier : Russell Haswell playing solo at Purple Institute in Paris, around 2001, 2002
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Stéphane and Olivier Very much : using machines that can play by themselves , allows us to gain a lot of perspective on what is being made , it provides us with lots of ideas that we can choose to use or discard
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Stéphane : Got a sister , i give her my records , she enjoys them i think .
Olivier: Both my brother and sister are artists. I’m not sure how much they’re digging everything we do but they’ve been pretty supportive over the years.
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