Antoine Bellanger makes pessimism sing along with his party keyboards and no one will be spared, not even himself, from the strength of his french lyrics.
Antoine Bellanger is Gratuit and « là » is his third release, following « Rien » and « Délivrance ».
« Là » is a post Greek tragedy.
In the background the actor stands alone in the middle of a party as the omniscient Chorus speaks, comments and suggests ideal reactions. By contrast with ancient tragedies, « là » gives the actor the chance to play two parts. The victim and The wise man combine. They take the blows
as much as they step back. And just like in real life, everything is intertwined, comes near, chokes on itself. Psychology fights sociology, reason overlaps on madness. Just as you can scream at the top of your lungs that you love and sound like you're full of hatred so can you hide dementia behind a consistent speech. True lies.
« Là » is the story of this complex, entangled duality. Style and content come together just so you get lost in a maze of organic and synth sounds copying each other, playing hide-and-seek.
In the background, there's a party going on. Noisy and messy enough that you need to cry out to your neighbor the most intimitate words, which inevitably will remain unheard. By the end of the night, everything will be forgotten.
« Là » is a catharsis. Gratuit reveals all, knees in mud, holding his head high.
released March 3, 2015
GRATUIT is Antoine Bellanger
Mastered at Masterlab
Additional violin : Carla Pallone
Pics by Julie Redon and Thomas Rabillon
Kythibong / Ego Twister - 2015