Sad Robot - 'Après Moi, le Déluge' (album stream) (premiere)
The Los Angeles duo have created an album that marries the languid sounds of Goldfrapp and Lamb with more overt pop touches.
Often credited to King Louis XV of France, “après moi, le déluge”, or “after me, the flood”, has become an idiom meaning that whatever happens when the speaker is gone means nothing to them. That feeling permeates the passion and poetry of Sad Robot’s latest album of the same name. The Los Angeles duo of Kat Pawlak and Nicolas Perez have created another album that marries the languid post-millenial sounds of Goldfrapp and Lamb with more overt pop touches -- at times the new record reaches Sia levels of melodrama -- that moves with grace and wallows, revels even, in sorrow and romanticism.
We’re happy to premiere the new album here at PopMatters, and highly urge you to give it a listen.
Après Moi, le Déluge will be released 23 June, and can be pre-ordered here.