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MUMBO JUMBO

by Dragon Rapide

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Your Scar 02:52
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Ghost 03:10
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Black Dog 03:31
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A-OK 01:44
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This Someone 02:56

about

Pop art is an applied science, from point A to point B, from the beginning to the end of a song, since that’s all there is – songs. The rest depends on what you’re running on. Dragon Rapide, after their début album as statement of intent – See the Big Picture, that’s what we’re aiming at – the British Isles and North America –, is still running on the art of the (power) trio: a fat, gungy bass, combined drums and percussions forming a Haçienda-like wall from Glasgow to New York, and guitars. Guitars front, back, and everywhere, perfect guitars, reminiscent of R.E.M and Teenage Fanclub, reminiscent of Gang of Four and Johnny Marr, reminiscent of “modern life sucks” – maybe, and still, because they aren’t nostalgic, but out of time. These guitars will always be wonderfully modern, wonderfully out of time, wonderfully un-nostalgic when our children’s grandchildren’s bones will have turned to dust for myriads of kalpas.

None of this would be significant without the songs. And Dragon Rapide, rubbish at concepts, bad at name-dropping, incompetent at coolness, with their psychedelic-coloured, baggy-like power pop, offer the best collection of songs of our seasons, served by two singers whose lead and backing vocals are dealt with a communicative joy. And it’s so good we can’t help dancing. What’s more, hidden inside, you’ll find a cover of Aimee Mann so perfect you’d swear it is, too, a Dragon Rapide song.

credits

released September 15, 2021

All songs by Dragon Rapide (Jimmy Brou / Sylvain Dechet / Pierre-Olivier Gustave) except 9 by Aimee Mann (courtesy of Superego Records)

Recorded by Olivier Perez in Champoly (2019 dec) & Benjamin Tessier in Clermont-Ferrand (2020 jan)
Mixed by Olivier Perez in Barcelona & La Vicomte-sur-Rance (2020 mar)
Mastered by Peter Deimel at Black Box Studio (2020 aug)

Additional musicians :
Sonia Lavergne : background vocals on 2 & 5
Jeanne Monteix : background vocals on 4 & 8
Thomas Dupré, Matthieu Lopez & Arnaud Ranty : background vocals on 2
Benjamin Tessier : background vocals on 2, piano & melodica on 3
Olivier Perez : congas on 4, 5 & 7
Julien Quinet : horn section on 7

Voice sample on 12 : JFK's speech to congress (may 25, 1961)

Black Indians photo by Christopher Porché West (www.porche-west.com)
Layout & back cover photos : Marianne Desthuilliers

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Dragon Rapide Clermont Ferrand, France

From its base in Clermont-Fd, Dragon Rapide loves American independent rock from the 90s and this subtle mix of melodies and distortions combining the freshness of pop with the energy of punk.

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