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[April 1 2014] : music

Koudlam / Ouverture

Koudlam / Ouverture by Jamie Harley

Purple TV proudly presents the teaser Ouverture for the highly anticipated forthcoming album “Benidorm Dream” from French composer Koudlam, set to be released later this year on Pan European Recordings. After the success of his first album Goodbye (2009), Koudlam’s futuristic and archaeological music, mixing tribal rhythms, synthetic pan-flutes, luminous melodies, phantasmagoric vocals and metaphysical choir, was regarded by critics and public alike as “World Music of the Apocalypse.” This teaser for the new album, directed by Jamie Harley, shows his continuation into this realm, where he manages to bridge the violence of techno and the Symphony of the New World. Written in a Benidorm skyscraper, “Benidorm Dream” was conceived as a solitary and melancholy ode to this unique seaside resort in the south of Spain, where the architectural chaos (no evident city-planning rules and unusual concentration of night clubs in high towers) looks beached on the Costa Blanca, and seems to be celebrating a party that refuses to end and face a reprieved world. Once again, Koudlam appropriates musical codes, embezzling r’n’b, trance, and hardcore techno (his musical roots) to build his own exotic and icy monolith, and once again successfully unites body and mind, dance and ideas.

Directed and Edited by Jamie Harley

Aerial Photography by Cedric Nussli (Adronaline Productions)

Additional Footage shot by Olivier Ruggiu

Post-Production by Jonathan Lagache

Special Thanks to Morgan Navarro, Charles Collet, and Iavo

Ouverture taken from the forthcoming album “Benidorm Dream” by Koudlam on Pan European Recording 2014

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