Thursday, April 10, 2008
brandon mitchell is altair nouveau. one might want to know what an altair is, either it's a bright star or one of the first personal computers. altair nouveau has got something of both, and something new as the name indicates (it's french, yeah?). anyhow, his sound is somewhere in between late 70s neurotic pop, ny disco of all decades and reminds me of stuff valerie dropped lately.
altair nouveau - space fortress
altair nouveau - cosmos
brandon works in a seattle record-shop where he's collecting all those little gems that influence his music: from moroder, goblin, vangelis and carpenter to in flagranti, dfa, prins thomas and lindstrom plus some rare obscurities. all that is processed in his classic home studio creating a sound perfectly fitted for mirrorballs and laserlights. big time for pigtailed girls and goofy-dressed guys. mark my words.
altair nouveau - sorcerer
so if you're into brown sweaters, erlend oyesque styles and nervous disco tunes you'll probably love altair nouveau. check his homepage for further tracks and don't forget to show him some love at his myspace.
Posted by Herr Schmitz at 11:45 AM