Essaie Pas, Solar, Mozhgan, Layne, Justin Anastasi
Monarch, VX, & We Are Monsters present:
Essaie pas (DFA RECORDS)
with Solar / Mozhgan / Layne / Justin Anastasi.
Montreal based electronic duo, Essaie pas is composed of Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau. While the world waits for the return of LCD Soundsystem, you could always while away the time listening to the output of DFA, the label founded by James Murphy. Essaie Pas will be a godsend if you like pulsating electronic dance music past and present, from Sheffield to Dusseldorf and beyond: the dystopian synth-futurism of early Human League, Cabaret Voltaire circa Sensoria, Propaganda’s Teutonic lullabies, Giorgio Moroder’s theme from Midnight Express, the more recent darkwave disco of Xeno and Oaklander and Cold Cave. It is icily industrial with the sensual throb of techno. Something – possibly a reflex association with the letters in the DFA imprint’s name – brings to mind electro-brutalists DAF.