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Fast Five: Tristesse Contemporaine



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

We met in Paris. The name comes from a book titled : “La tristesse contemporaine” by Hippolyte Fierens Gevaert.

How would you describe your music?

Obsessionnal, poetic and hypnotic.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We have just released our second album, « Stay Golden », and are working a lot on that. For the next few months, we are doing a fair deal of concerts mainly in France and continuing to make songs.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

We never really dreamed of doing a duet but we unexpectedly got one from Daniel Maloso. He’s just done a remix for us mixing his and Mike’s voice and it is a real killer!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

We’ll take one each:

Maik: “Illmatic” by Nas
Narumi: “Die Zauberflöte of Wolgang Amadeus Mozart” by Otto Klemperer
Leo: “Apollo” by Brian Eno: atmospheres and soundtracks.

Mozart for the afternoons, Nas for Saturday nights and Eno for the all nighters.