"Hemisphere" b/w "Je M'ennui"
— Each purchase includes a multi-format download redeemable via Bandcamp.
Returning to Beats in Space after their debut 12″ (and the label’s debut release) in the fall of 2011, Paradis offers “Hémisphère” and “Je m’ennuie”, another pair of sophisticatedly crafted, noir-pop songs from the young Parisian duo.
On the two tracks of their second 12″, Paradis self-reflect to find an escape hatch away from themselves. The A-Side, “Hémisphère”, a macabre story of a lonely guest of life determined to leave everything behind, defies the narrative’s convention and captivates with pop melodies and up beats abound.
On the B-Side, “Je M’ennuie”, lovers settle into late-night melancholic routines soundtracked by a brooding bass line, an achingly affective synth lead, and vocals that grin behind the disaffected front. Ultimately, hope prevails as both tracks beg the listener to leave their headphones behind for the global village’s dance floor. From Paris to Cologne, from Buenos Aires to New York, in the words of Michel Polnareff, “On ira tous au Paradis.”
Each 12″ from Beats in Space features original artwork in considerate & serial form. The first 12″ features artwork by Denise Kupferschmidt, a Brooklyn-based artist finding inner / outer space in the movement of line and assemblage of color. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a vinyl BIS logo cling. The 12″ will be available on May 22nd, 2012 from fine retailers worldwide. The digital version will be available May 29th, 2012 from the drab internet universe.
Side A (45 RPM)
Side B (45 RPM)
B1. Je m’ennuie
02. Je m’ennuie