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Air’s Nicolas Godin to Release Solo Album, Shares “Orca” Video

Contrepoint Inspired by Bach and Glenn Gould

Jun 01, 2015 Bookmark and Share


Nicolas Godin, one half of French band Air, is set to release his debut solo album this year and he's released a video for first single "Orca." The album is entitled Contrepoint and is due out on Because Music (the exact release date has yet to be announced). Each song on Contrepoint is inspired by a different Bach composition. It was pianist Glenn Gould's performances of Bach that led Godin there. The visually arresting "Orca" video was directed by Sean Pecknold, who's the brother of Fleet Foxes' frontman Robin Pecknold.

Godin's partner in Air, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, released a solo album as Darkel back in 2006 and is also in the band Starwalker with Bang Gang's Barði Jóhannsson. It's also been three years since the band's last album, the silent movie soundtrack Le Voyage Dans la Lune and six years since their last full-on studio album, Love 2. But in a press release Godin assures Air haven't broken up, saying, "We weren't surprising ourselves anymore, like other bands after 10 years or more. The big challenge for an artist is to have a reason to be, because there are already plenty of records out there. I'd made a statement with Air and I wanted to go back to the classical world, to grow up musically, to renew myself."

Check out the video below.

 

(Via Pitchfork)



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