XLR8R - logo


Pierre Bastien Pop

Fifty-two-year-old composer/inventor Pierre Bastien wrenches sublime sounds out of automatons built from Meccano parts and catalyzed by electro-motors. He then arranges them into orchestras for highbrow dance troupes and adventurous home listeners. Bastien‘s m.o. on Pop is charmingly warped jazz exotica, like Matthew Herbert remixing a Raymond Scott/Martin Denny collaboration. Most of the tracks possess Herbert‘s knack for mantra-like rhythms, oddly busy percussion, and proto-electronic explorations through inner space. Pop‘s gently unhinged miniatures wouldn‘t sound out of place scoring Jan Svankmajer‘s grotesque, surreal animations.

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player