Double Mixte - Romance Noire
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Double Mixte - Romance Noire

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    Italians Do It Better are back with the romance nouveau of French duo Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan aka Double Mixte on their debut release. Produced by label head Johnny Jewel, this dark, romantic yet charming opus takes in aspects of Italo, synth-pop and cold wave across the EP's tracks, or what the label itself described so eloquently as a 'digital thunderstorm of neon lit noire'. The title track's subtle violence, featuring the throb of snarling Vitalic style arpeggios and rusty vintage drum computers supports Apolit's come hither vocal delivery. Mann takes centre stage on the brooding Giallo-styled slow burner "Arlette" (bringing on the sinister Argento horror film vibes) while glassy-eyed closer "November" heads towards a more ethereal direction.

    Pink Vinyl LP

    Side 1
    1. "Romance Noire" (5:12)
    2. "Arlette" (3:52)
    3. "November" (5:25)
    Side 2
    1. "Arlette" (instrumental) (3:53)
    2. "Romance Noire" (On Film) (5:11)
    3. "November" (instrumental) (5:27)

    Italians Do It Better are back with the romance nouveau of French duo Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan aka Double Mixte on their debut release. Produced by label head Johnny Jewel, this dark, romantic yet charming opus takes in aspects of Italo, synth-pop and cold wave across the EP's tracks, or what the label itself described so eloquently as a 'digital thunderstorm of neon lit noire'. The title track's subtle violence, featuring the throb of snarling Vitalic style arpeggios and rusty vintage drum computers supports Apolit's come hither vocal delivery. Mann takes centre stage on the brooding Giallo-styled slow burner "Arlette" (bringing on the sinister Argento horror film vibes) while glassy-eyed closer "November" heads towards a more ethereal direction.

    Pink Vinyl LP

    Side 1
    1. "Romance Noire" (5:12)
    2. "Arlette" (3:52)
    3. "November" (5:25)
    Side 2
    1. "Arlette" (instrumental) (3:53)
    2. "Romance Noire" (On Film) (5:11)
    3. "November" (instrumental) (5:27)