Just What Is It About French Synthpop Marvel Remi Parson?

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« It was kind of fun in the end, all these problems. »

It was Christmas 2013 near the southwestern city of Toulouse, France, and synthpop singer-songwriter Rémi Parson, visiting his parents, was locked in his childhood bedroom with a vintage Casio keyboard. His family was in another room watching holiday film favorites like Elf and Home Alone.

Parson had just received the Casio as a gift and very quickly was inspired to seclude himself to write and record a song in one afternoon. The result was “La Tristesse,” the opening track off his recent synthpop gem Précipitations, out now on Disque Objet and on digital via Bandcamp.

In doing so, the London-based Parson set the theme for one of my favorite albums of the year: An intimate, lo-fi sound that is also complex and even cinematic at times. These Francophonic songs, crafted with an old, « stolen » guitar and…

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