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Vehlinggo’s favorite London-based, French synthpop artist Rémi Parson has returned with a single called « La Surprise, » which is backed with « Du Pétrole. »
On this new release, which follows last year’s exquisite and darkly complex Montauban EP, Parson makes sure to retain two elements of his formula that make his songs truly work: his parlé-chanté vocals and a foundational minimalism centered on minimal beats and simple synth, jangly guitar song structures.
However, as with last year’s EP, Parson has seen fit to progressively add more layers to his arrangements with each release. Compared to his masterpiece LP, Précipitations, the « La Surprise » duo of songs is borderline Wall of Sound.
« La Surprise » opens with an isolated synth contemplation that’s soon joined by a cascade of synths, airy guitars, and a simple but pronounced backbeat. As the song progresses, more guitars and distorted drums fuzz their way into the mix, joined by a synth…
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