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Watch: Nicolas Godin “Elfe Man” Video

Contrepoint out on 4/22 via Because Records

Mar 14, 2016
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Nicolas Godin, one half of French electronic duo Air, is releasing his solo debut Contrepoint in North America via Because Records on April 22. To get US fans ready for the release, he's releasing a new video for closing track "Elfe Man," a tribute to Danny Elfman's film scores.

"I wanted a tune like Snow White lost in the forest, all super-scary," Godin explains. "There are many influences here. The celeste is inspired by Danny Elfman, who writes Tim Burton's scores. When I was young, I watched John Ford westerns with my dad, with music by Aaron Copeland, which is my favourite period of music. So 'Elfe Man' is both gothic and about a cowboy in Arizona - but then Tim Burton grew up in California, in the middle of a former desert, which unites both worlds! It's two worlds, light to night."

For directors Camille Vivier and Sanghon Kim, listening to his music "made us think of an ultra sophisticated music box" and inspired them to create "a modern fairy tale both romantic, mysterious and full of magic like the track" of "a story of a doll that dreams to become human so that she can fall in love." The video premiered at Stereogum and you can watch below.


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