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Antena: Toujours Du Soleil

June 28, 2010

Antena‘s Camino Del Sol came out a while ago but I feel like it went unnoticed. The Todd Terje remix is fantastic. Actually, anything Terje touches is fantastic. Here’s the scoop on the Belgian band’s EP:

(Translation in the comments section)

A côté de “Camino del Sol”, “Toujours du soleil” sonne beaucoup plus pro, mais ses quatorze titres évitent assez habilement l’écueil de l’easy listening tiédasse. Enregistré et mixé entre la côte d’Azur, Bruxelles et Goa, le disque a tout de la petite entreprise familiale (Isabelle partage notamment le chant avec sa fille Pénélope, dont le père n’est autre que Sylvain Fasy) et amicale. Rob Garza et Eric Hilton de Thievery Corporation, fans de longue date, ont ainsi collaboré à trois morceaux, et la plupart des musiciens sont de vieux complices du plat pays (c’est au Japon et en Belgique, sa terre dadoption, qu’Isabelle Antena a connu le plus de succès). Les auteurs ont parfaitement assimilé tous les codes de la musique électronique – jusqu’aux morceaux enchaînés comme dans un mix – sans pour autant négliger une écriture plus classique (voir cette surprenante reprise de “Horse With No Name”, le tube seventies d’America, qui ferait merveille sur une compile de “Paris Dernière”). Mêlant programmations electro inventives et sonorités jazzy, l’ensemble séduit par son absence totale de prétention, son côté “disque de plage” totalement assumé. Sorti un jour férié (le 1er mai !), le bien nommé “Toujours du soleil” sera la bande-son idéale, digne et oisive d’un été à la fois chaud et cool, d’Ibiza à Copacabana.

Save this one for a nice Florida sunset.

Téléchargements

Antena – Camino Del Sol (alt link)

Antena – Camino Del Sol (Todd Terje Remix) (alt link)

Antena – Camino Del Sol (Joakim Remix) (alt link)

Bonus:

Antena – Sessexa (alt link)

Antena – On The Boat (Chromatics Remix)

Acheter Bossa Super Nova (their latest full length)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura Sutnick (L of M) permalink*
    June 28, 2010 12:37 am

    Thanks google for this amazing translation ;)

    In addition to “Camino del Sol”, “Always the Sun” sounds much more professional, but its fourteen tracks skilfully avoided the pitfall of easy listening warm. Recorded and mixed between the Riviera, Brussels and Goa, the disc has all of the small family business (including shares Isabelle singing with his daughter, Penelope, whose father is none other than Sylvain Fasy) and friendly. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, fans of long standing and have collaborated on three songs, and most musicians are old friends of the flat country (Japan and Belgium, the land to adopt measures, Isabelle Antena has been most successful). The authors have understood all the rules of electronic music – songs chained up like a mix – without neglecting more traditional writing (see this amazing cover of “Horse With No Name”, the tube of seventies America which would do wonders on a compilation of “Paris Last”). Combining inventive electronica programming and jazzy sounds, all seduced by its total lack of pretension, its “hard track” totally assumed. Released on a holiday (May 1st!), The aptly named “Always the Sun” will be the perfect soundtrack, worthy of an idle and was both warm and cool, Ibiza Copacabana

  2. January 16, 2011 7:29 pm

    Camino Del Sol (Todd Terje Remix) is one of my favorite dreamy remixes that Todd Terje has ever done. I don’t know my about Antena but after I heard of Camino Del Sol I was interested to hear more from them. Although it’s the Todd Terje sound that I love here more than the Antena sound so I guess I was always seeking out new Todd Terje remixes or original productions he had done. This remix just rocks though. One of my top 100 remixes ever!

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