Los Angeles via Portland dance band YACHT are always staying busy, but the attention they’re receiving is next-level as of late. This compound post samples the music video for their newest offering, “Le Goudron” — a cover of a song by French singer Brigitte Fontaine — and their current front-page-of-Hulu fame.
FROM YACHT’S PRESS RELEASE:
“Le Goudron” is a surrealist revolutionary song originally recorded in 1969 with The Art Ensemble of Chicago; YACHT has reinvented its naive-apocalyptic candor for a neon-soaked dance floor, their preferred autonomous zone.”… Of the song, YACHT says, “we can only hope that our frantic, starry-eyed cribbing of Brigitte Fontaine makes us better people. In the meantime, we wanted to pay homage.”
YACHT – “Le Goudron” (Briggite Fontaine Cover)
YACHT have transformed Briggite Fontaine’s acoustic track into a dancefloor single, in the name of reviving a revolutionary dance anthem. See the French lyrics, with a rough English translation, below; this is not a revolutionary song in the political sense, but in the sensually-aware sense.
Bleep is a weekly collection focusing on varying degrees of electronic music news, videos and MP3s. This week we feature a new track from Squarepusher, a Prins Thomas remix, some Joy Orbison news and more.
It’s been a long while since English producer Thomas Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, has put out a record that reminded us all why we fell in love with him so many years ago. On Ufabulum, his fourteenth studio album since starting in 1994, Squarepusher seems hellbent on releasing one of the most powerful and startling records of the year. Returning to his more drum-and-bass meets acid house styling, Jenkinson has captured all of our attention in 2012 with both “Dark Steering” and the brand new “Drax 2.” Ufabulum is out May 15th via Warp.
tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus lends her voice to Elephant & Castle in this laid-back jazzy tune, which flies through prismatic landscapes feathered by bursts of light. In this highly digital rendering, balls of red and purple tones expand like nuclei in space, walking the line between hoakily animated and just artistically removed enough from our current plane of existence.
Visuals by Timeboy
Elephant & Castle’s latest record, Transitions, was released by Plug Research at the end of March 2012. You can also catch a live video of them performing “I Will” on a house stoop, below, along with a full tracklisting for the record.