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Surlendemains Acides

by Automelodi

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Solid black 150g 12" vinyl with gloss jacket and insert with lyrics. Available again after being out of print for several years.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Surlendemains Acides via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Automelodi - Surlendemains Acides (HD045)

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La Cigale 03:44
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RT60 03:41
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Digresse 04:38
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about

Automelodi is Montréal based producer and
songwriter Xavier Paradis, whose 2013 full-length
Surlendemains Acides remains one of the most well
produced and memorable synth-based works of the
modern era. On March 30, 2018 Holodeck Records is
proud to reissue this evocative collection of songs on
LP, cassette and digital download. Delivered in
French, Automelodi is the result of Paradis’ passion
for analog electronics and devotion to brooding pop
sensibilities. Surlendemains Acides has been out of
print for several years, and now to the delight of
hardware enthusiasts and fans alike, this classic is
given a second life.

Paradis is a well-established figure in Montréal’s
dense electronic music culture, and Automelodi has
become one of the most innovative projects to come
out of the region that has produced pioneers like
Marie Davidson and Tim Hecker. Paradis shows the
exquisite ability to arrange with a careful ear for
texture, forming each song element with rich
expression and character. His process of composing
with analog synthesizers and drum machines like the
Moog MG-1 and the Roland TR-808 is used in
combination with field recorded “found sound”
allowing Paradis to write with a palate that is
aesthetically wide-ranging but chosen with precision.
Paradis’ persona as a weary romantic is at the heart
of Surlendemains Acides and extends well beyond
the studio. Paradis’ charm and sleek aesthetic
translate smoothly to his live show and music videos,
with swaggering stage presence and seductive
dance moves.

Songs like “Digresse” are laden with dance hooks
and experimental percussion sounds, displaying
Automelodi’s balance of engineering and style.
Modulating between the tools in his extensive
production repertoire, Paradis often uses sequencing
and effects to merge components of rhythm and
melody for added enhancement. Luscious ballads
like “Metropole Sous La Pluie” demonstrate Paradis’
mastery of harmonic voicing and deeply addictive
songwriting, making Surlendemains Acides a layered
and fulfilling listen across all ten of it’s gorgeous
tracks.

Automelodi is internationally recognized in
underground electronic circles as an artist of the
highest caliber with an inspiring but rare discography.
Holodeck is honored to work with Automelodi and
add Surlendemains Acides to its catalog.

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released April 13, 2018

Xavier Paradis

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