Here's another release on Antinote.
Released under the moniker Sign Libra, Closer to the Equator is the work of Latvian artist and composer Agata Melnikova. Composed for a contemporary ballet at Latvian National Opera in Riga, the music on this record strongly relies on Melnikova’s appreciation of BBC-produced nature documentaries. Projecting the life of each creature that inhabits the British TV-program into her very personal and highly synthetized world, Sign Libra lends these microscopic beings her own voice. Each song works like a musical “tableau” in which the main protagonists – plants and animals – come on stage to play their part in a ballet carefully choreographed by the Latvian artist.
Sign Libra’s mental and musical incarnations of the microcosm of the rainforest have something to do with Software’s album populated by exotic insects and crawling plants, a “Carnaval des Animaux” released on Sky by a MIDI-addicted Hector Berlioz. These microscopic beings incarnate themselves in resonated melodies that echo through a technicolour rainforest, while winds blow through holographic ferns, vines and palms.
Closer To The Equator synthesizes visions panning treetops as the sun’s rays pierce through clouds nearby. Sign Libra takes you into a harmonic world that shines brightly wherever you stand, and offers a genuine synesthetic experience.
Ebenezer grew up in Tottenham, one of London’s tougher areas.
What those streets lack in money, however, they make up for in community – just ask Skepta, JME, or any other artist that has risen out of Tottenham. Ebenezer grew up in London, and it’s those close-knit avenues that supplied the rising artist’s love of music.
Rising to work with Craig David, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Rejjie Snow, it seems that his talents are set to break through any obstacle placed in his path.
Here are the singles Survival & Ask Around.
18 RAYS is a band, composed of Nico Motte, Raphael Top Secret and Zaltan. Coming soon on Antinote.
A Girl Is A Gun is a wonderful soundtrack by Sebastien Tellier for a special Z tv show. 10 blasting episodes where girls are killing it! With Denise Richards! Record Maker will print 200 tapes. Don't sleep on this one!
Born in a cave in Bordeaux, Radiante Pourpre is one of the many children of Simple Music Experience, a collective and label floating somewherebetween Marseille, Paris and Bordeaux and which inexorably attracted to itself many outsider experimentalists from the French electronic scene for the past few years. Antinote is now reissuing a long out-of-print tape that the duo recorded in 2014 in Brussels’ art space Komplot.
Back to the airbrushes!! A new release on Antinote Recordings by the amazing D.K. in the same vein we begun to develop with him a while ago now. Still the same pleasure. Still fuckin' good muisc.
The label is turning five, and it's celebrating with a 2xLP compilation of unreleased work from artists who have graced the label over the period !
Exclusives from Tolouse Low Trax, Geena, Iueke, Domenique Dumont, Inoue Shirabe, Raphael Top-Secret, Nico Motte and more...
The WE LOVE GREEN festival commissionned us for the second time after 2015 to do the image and the design of the whole communication of the event. We were delighted to discover they wanted to use an old proposition of a landscape we made in 2015. The 2017 adaptation figures rising psychedelic moons poping up from methan lakes, pink mountains or rainbow glacier. Our goal was to illustrate the assertion "we love green" in a personal way in a world where the necessity to raise awareness has become crucial. Under a yellow sky.
AVA is the first movie from new comer Léa Mysius with also new comer actress Noée Abita who simply breaks the screen. She plays a 13 years old teen who learns she will soon be blind while she discovers love. Beautiful.
No need to say we were pleased to work on this project which aimes to gather a wide spectrum of tracks from pre zouk era in the french West Indies. Original, magnetic and highly danceable.
New name on Antinote, all the way from Tel-Aviv !
Bass clarinet, children choirs and some dub vibes...
Very pleased to participate to this collective show Entercourse Of The New Age. A project about never existing cover vinyl design regarding electronic music released in the 80's and the 90's. We have reinterpreted the classic and beautiful 1992 "Trust" EP by talented Mark Goddard on the obscure Funky groove Records on 60X60 cm silkscreen.
Upcoming 12" on Antinote featuring Panoptique & JC Satan's Paula on vocals.
Kiss & Cry depicts the life of Sara, a common teenager submitted by his family and entourage to the exigence of being a professional ice skater. The documentary-fiction like aspect of the film is simply stunning and we tried there to render this fundamental opposition that inhabits the main character.
REDBULL asked us to design the poster of this skate documentary about the famous bowl of Marseille. A legend brilliantly telled featurring other legends such as Tony Alva or Tony Hawk. Old school.
For the 30th release of our beloved label ANTINOTE Kreidler's Detlef Weinrich (a.k.a Tolouse Low Trax) digs back into his solo archives and furnishes a series worth of unreleased jams. His hypnotic minimalist dance-not-dance tracks do not only illuminate so-called freaks!
A swimming pool filled with molly by the Antinote's candyman. Balearically-named ambient tunes and psychedelic house bangers. PEACE.
The legendary library music french label TELEMUSIC has sorted a collection of three vinyls composed by modern reinterpretations. Contemporary composers selected by Alexis Le-Tan made theirs some of the most eminent classics from the label. Play it loud.
A new artist on ANTINOTE. Never taking itself too seriously "Altitude Attitudes" by Mind Lotion always stays sophisticated and is like a mental voyage taking us back to Umiliani’s vision of Polynesia or Africa. Squeeze the mind lotion.
We designed the poster for this romanian movie revealed in the Un Certain Regard selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. With this highly accomplished blend of film noir and modern western, Bogdan Mirica slows the pace and capitalise on the power of suggestion provided by the natural settings. A must see with an alternative western poster!
A minimalist artwork for this haunted second release on ANTINOTE by Leonardo Martelli after "Menti Singole". "Previsto" pursues his explorations of post-Detroit electro, granular textures and smokey deep house cuts.
Debut 12" from Raphael Top Secret & Nelson Bishop. Summery club cuts, and a ghostly reggae tune on the B-side.
"After releasing a beautiful debut 12” last year on Antinote, the man behind the visual identity of the Parisian imprint makes an impressive come-back on the label’s catalogue with Life Goes On If You Are Lucky. While listening to it for the first time, we can already imagine the long nightly conversations held between Nico Motte and his machines that gave birth to this album – the man trying to learn from the machines their most secret sounds. TIP!"
Director Joyce A. Nashwati asked us personnaly to create a poster for her first flick. This Greece-set minimalist thriller follows an immigrant house sitter trying to keep cool during one long, hot, endless summer, while facing a variety of threats both real and illusory.
Cosmo is back!! After a five year hiatus during which he was kept busy by his band Bot'Ox and relocating from Paris to Berlin, this is the very first release to come out of his new studio located in Berlin's Marzahn district.
"Folles de joie" (Like Crazy in english) is Paolo Virzi's new drama about two patients who escape from a mental institution.
Another movie poster from our studio. French director Emmanuel Finkiel rises with Nicolas Duvauchelle giving an astonishing performance in a role perfectly fit for him. A must see.
For the our second time working for french festival "Les Nuits Secrètes" we decided to create this floral pattern cutting shapes in pure color as our old and admired masters used to do. A kind of hommage during a secret night.
We don’t know much about Domenique Dumont and it might be better like that for it leaves more room for the music.
Comme Ça is a set of 6 carefully crafted miniatures. A genuine feeling of melancholia exudes from every track, from the club-friendly La Basse et les Shakers to the ethereal Le Château de Corail. Dreamy music for warm summer nights.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” they say, well, this saying applies to Stéphane Laporte’s Fourrure Sounds Vol.2, for nothing solar lies behind the glorious sunset on the cover of his second album for Parisian imprint, Antinote. While Fourrure Sound Vol.1 recalled an era of naïve electronic experimentations recorded to soundtrack TV documentaries, Vol.2 resurrects 1990’s 12-hour-long rave parties. For the occasion, Stéphane Laporte changed the name of his godfathers from François De Roubaix and Jean-Jacques Perrey to Conrad Schnitzler and I-F.
We made this Flyer for our dear friend Alexis Le-Tan. An all night trance dance ritual in Salon Des Amateurs in Dusseldorf.
We have been commissioned amongst others graphic designers to make a poster for the Fête du Graphisme 2016 by the Mairie de Paris. The posters celebrating the the city are displayed everywhere in Paris.
Third opus from the prolific Dang Khoa Chau. Third time working with airbrush for our guy, making this Island of dreams a pre-neo-post-internet artwork!
"Une Jeunesse Allemande" is a French documentary directed by Jean-Gabriel Periot released in cinemas in 2015 . This is the first feature film of the director .
Zvizdan is a croatian movie which is no ordinary story of boy-meets-girl. Two young people fall in love, but they come from neighbouring villages, divided by different religions and different ethnicities. The people around them disapprove strongly and are dead-set against their relationship – it is difficult to overcome a deep-rooted hatred. The story is told in three parts, each taking place at a ten-year interval, from the early 1990s to the present.
Antinote is offering us a full length from delightful oddball duo Syracuse. Like those previous releases, Liquid Silver Dream is nothing short of delightful as Syracuse dip into deep house not deep house on "L'Eau Des Songes" (complete with an awesome farfisa organ), dreamy broken beat ( "On Desert Oceans") and slow burning pop nuggets. "Love" and "Le Coeur En Naufrage" both stand out, being as sultry as they are melancholic in a way only the French can do. The ten minute long epic that is the title track is an amazing slice of high tech soul that'd make even Space Dimension Controller stand up and notice.
This was such a pleasure to work on!
Roman Coppola's film, about a successful graphic designer and ladies' man in the 70's, Charles Swan III (played by Charlie Sheen), whose breakup with his girlfriend and throws his life into a tailspin. Co-starring Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, booze, drugs, women, and graphic design. What more could we want?
D.K. is a master of House music.
For his artwork we decided to work with a tool we'd never used before, one that reminds us of the golden era that his music evokes : the airbrush. That was really fun. And for the second record, Love on Delivery, we added watercolor! New dimensions.
Could anyone have imagined that the artist behind Nico Motte and the Rheologia EP was our very own Nicolas Motte? After collecting analog synthetizers and toying with them for years, Nico finally made a record.
Limited to 500 vinyl copies, sold out.
Antinote is an independant, techno oriented music label founded by Quentin Vandewalle (aka Zaltan), along with Gwen Jamois (aka Iueke) and Nicolas Motte of Check Morris, in Paris in 2012.
With the art direction, our goal is to create a range of artwork genres using a DIY approach, mixed with strong anachronistic references and attitudes.
We Love commissioned us to revisit famous artwork from the sublime Jazz label, Blue Note.
We chose to reconstruct the originals, adding papercuts, and aerosol magic-milky-way paint that illuminates even the darkest backgrounds.
Watercolors from the equally magical and talented Yu Matsuoka completed our work
Hoping that a global apocalypse is on the horizon, best friends spend their free time building imaginative weapons of mass destruction.
Muscle cars, love, betrayal, flame throwers and the end of days are excellent ingredients for a film. French version of the poster for UFO Distribution.
Check out the forthcoming vinyl edition of the soundtrack.
Shirabe puts an end to the summer break for Antinote, with his new E.P. on the Parisian imprint. TIP!
On the A side, Down Into The Black Church offers us a last late-night dip in the pool before summer ends. Inoue Shirabe jams with his machines, extensively rotating knobs to create a deep bath of synth waves where bleeping
sounds meet aquatic percussions. The best think to do is probably to let yourself dive into this hypnotic sea of oscillators, and dance – driven by a thumping kick and slow hi-hats – at 96 Beats Per Minute.
For those seeking darker territories, just turn the record over. On Camping In Your Soul, the Okayama’s producer blends smashing claps and a raw bassline with cosmic synths; and the result somehow evokes an impossible meeting between Dieter Moebius and Unit Moebius.
Tomas Palermo (XLR8R)
"A new style of spacey beats–at once retro and very future!"
Recent vynil realease on I'm A Cliché.
UFO PRODUCTION asked us to work on this stunning documentary by Julien Faraut focusing on John McEnroe during the French Open in 1984. This is something you can't refuse. We made the whole art direction for the numerous inner titles and the credits of this must-see.