POWER OF POP MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW: NICOLAS GODIN – CONTREPOINT

ALBUM REVIEW: NICOLAS GODIN – CONTREPOINT

Godin

Background
Nicolas Godin is a French electronic musician best known for being half of the music duo Air. Contrepoint is Godin’s debut solo album and is said to be heavily influenced by the works of JS Bach. Intriguingly, Godin’s solo album comes close on the heels of the new release from Starwalker (which features Godin’s erstwhile Air partner, Jean-Benoit Dunckel)

Strengths
A highly eclectic album that explores several musical styles – from classical to electro-pop, from jazz to soul – with panache and aplomb. Godin has adopted a very progressive rock persona on this i.e. the agenda is widescreen and catholic, indulging his every whim and fancy.

Highlights
“Widerstehe doch der Sünde”, “Club Nine”, “Glenn”, “Bach Off”.

Sounds Like
Air, Glenn Gould, JS Bach.

Bottom Line
Wildly expansive, Contrepoint provides an illuminating examination of what modern music can be, without restraints being imposed by genre or style.

Information
Official Website: http://www.nicolasgodin.com/

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