18 RAYS is a band, composed of Nico Motte, Raphael Top Secret and Zaltan. Coming soon on Antinote.
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.
Upcoming 12" on Antinote featuring Panoptique & JC Satan's Paula on vocals.
New name on Antinote, all the way from Tel-Aviv !
Bass clarinet, children choirs and some dub vibes...
Fantastic Birthday is a Wes-like australian pepite depicting - in the surrealistic way we do love - how absurd it is to be a nearly fifteen years old girl. UFO Distribution thought it was a job for us. Happy they did.
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.
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.
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.
New issue of SURFACE Football Magazine with cover boy Paul Pogba and a lot of fascinating subjects. Order it, it's in english as well.
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.
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.
"Folles de joie" (Like Crazy in english) is Paolo Virzi's new drama about two patients who escape from a mental institution.
We made this Flyer for our dear friend Alexis Le-Tan. An all night trance dance ritual in Salon Des Amateurs in Dusseldorf.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
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.
Another sleeve for the Antinote crew from the Okayama branch, Japan. Inoue continues to investigate the subtle equilibrium between opposite feelings of sadness and joy in a state of electronic meditation.
"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 .
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.
We Love Green is a music, art, and food festival rooted in current issues. It aims to raise public awareness and is a testing lab for achieving sustainable solutions in the events industry and the performing arts.
The festival takes place every year in the Parc de Bagatelle, in Paris, with increasingly impressive line-ups!
We Love and Because Music asked us to art direct the poster and the rest of the visuals for the 2015 edition.
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.
Iueke is the pseudonym of our good friend Gwen Jamois, a commanding yet enigmatic figure on the Parisian electronic scene, and co-founder of Antinote records.
In 2012, for the release of his never before heard techno tapes from 1991, we made hand silkscreened white-on-black prints.
Limited to 300 vinyl copies, sold out.
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.
First opus of the series, exploring the library music that we love.
This record was compiled by our long time friend and agent Alexis Le-Tan. The sleeve we designed was a tribute to this golden era of music, as well as an opportunity for experimentation.
Bordeaux-based Panoptique makes a fascinating debut release.
To be in phase with his shamanistic mood, we designed this obsessive and transcendental pattern.
Pure Ground Research, Geena's 4th release on Antinote is a saucerful of esotheric elements : panpipes, janapanese voices... While the first 3 tracks are perfectly fit for afternoon parties, the last one, Green Resident, will make you settle down.
Known by his stage name, Naughty Boy is an English DJ, songwriter, record producer and musician.
We designed all the artwork accompanying his debut release Hotel Cabana, creating a dark, island-paradise atmosphere. La La La was a number one hit and the album peaked at number two in the UK.
Also known as a drawer under the name of Kiki Fruit, Albinos is one strange composer of this proto-exotica pre-house from Poitiers (in the Famous and charming Poitou region). Enjoy!
Realitism Films commissioned us to create the poster for Quentin Dupieux's movie Rubber.
Rubber is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert. the tire inexplicably comes to life and discovers that it possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give it the ability to destroy anything it wishes. Leaving a swath of destruction behind, Robert becomes a chaotic force and truly a movie villain for the ages.
Flyers and posters for French electro label I'M A CLICHÉ.
Cosmo Vitelli was fond of our work for Antinote and asked us to redesign the whole identity of his infamous label-- from the logo to each record released!
Check our website for upcoming work for Moscoman, Red Axes and Orestt.
Johnathan Kusuma is another vynil realeased this past year on I'm A Cliché.
Geena is another smiling pal from Antinote.
Proto-retro-body-parts-mechanical and furry types were our goals when Nike asked us to design those tees.
Previously unreleased electronic tracks for guitar & synth from Italy. Recorded by Paki Zennaro & Gianni Visnadi in 1984, Imaginary Choreography was meant as practice aid for contemporary dance schools. This is electronic music with a Mediterranean feeling for all Balearic lovers out there.
Orestt and his Âge de Glace is another great record given to us by Cosmo and I'm A Cliché. Repetition and time distortion were the graphic themes we chose on this artwork.
Lengendary documentary, compiled from seven years of footage, it contrasts the developing careers and love–hate relationship of the bands The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the bands' respective frontmen Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Anton Newcombe.
No need to say the pleasure we took to do this poster of the french realease which also became cult out of our fontiers.
Proposals we made for Dupieux's fourth opus. Unfortunately finally not accepted.