Sofa Sounds: Electronic rivers
I thought the idea of podcasting erased the slate 2.0. Now we see RSS feeds accumulate without interest in our junk mail and we wonder just why some scholars are struggling to change the course of things. Mass networks take care of us. Google has expanded your assistantship in just three clicks (no more – station tendonitis!), Deezer and Spotify worship the god of dematerialization and blogs now spread their news to the masses. Suffice to say that going back is suicidal. But fortunately an alternative shines on the horizon of this vile world, and all the more better when we see the passion and authenticity reunite to create a beautiful and hot threesome.
« I could not find what I wanted to see in terms of video podcast. » Like Boiler Room podcasts and DOMMUNE circling, Nico Malet and his sidekicks decide to establish Sofa Sounds in accordance with some well home bodied habits. With their audiovisual skills, the team film DJs and artists at their houses. In their passionate intimacy, the uniqueness of each person clearly overrides the impersonal vision of that of a concert. Everything comes from comfort and confidence of which Nico and his companions capture in their shelter of sounds. The digital eye is not enough. Dialogue is important, musical and intentional. Each act is introduced by the words, explicit or covert, that draw the outline of their electronic universe, tinted with soul, funk or hip-hop.
The team takes an interest, exposes the electronic tales of artists without pushing or even force. Improvisation excites some and preparation reassures others. « Even if I’m personally not a fan of all the artists that we have filmed, I think they all have something sincere to highlight. » Simple and without pretentious swellings, the Sofa Sounds sessions are like music-rivers, the release of which we enjoy for nearly an hour in the hollow of our ears, whilst shaking our ass with our hearts beating.
Text by © Julien Catala
SOFA SOUNDS #9 – 45 TOURS MON AMOUR
SOFA SOUNDS #6 – HOOKHUNT x HIEROS GAMOS