>> Geoff Kraly and Josh Dion make up the NYC experimental duo called Paris Monster! The band is currently on tour and has a couple of upcoming dates supporting Turkuaz! Check out the premiere of their latest single, "Andalusia", below!
Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes a gap between synthesized sound & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.
In fall of 2017 paris_monster began recording their first full-length LP, set to be released in early 2019. The album solidifies their dirty, glitchy, lyric-centered, groove-based sound. It will be a milepost in their search for a focused and flexible musical approach. Elements of funk and soul join with lyrical themes of bygone eras in rural settings, characters lost, and mortality confronted. Love achieved, and denied. Americana. These themes stand in stark contrast to pounding grooves and electronic mayhem, creating depth and dimensions that could have been otherwise achieved only by dropping a modular synth in the corn fields of central New York or the woods of Connecticut.
The band talks about the creation of "Andalusia" below!
“There’s a marriage of human and electronic elements on the recording of Andalusia— human performance of electronic sounds. It’s a reflection of how everyone’s ideas were working hand-in-hand that day in the studio. The baton was being passed around the room, and I think you can hear that in the result, as the individual production and performance elements are inseparable in this case.” (Geoff Kraly)
“The melody was inspired by Tino Rossi, a French singer. I wanted the melody to have a romantic feel, and the song to have a classic form. But we wanted to present these classic, time-tested characteristics in a modern, electro, package.” (Josh Dion)