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- Titled after an equalizer used in the recording studio, Massive Passive is PacoVolume's sophomore album. Recorded in Paris with producer Julien Delfaud (Phoenix, Woodkid, The Bewitched Hands, Revolver), Massive Passive continues to showcase the erudite songwriting of PacoVolume. However this time it was a collective effort. While he used to be in control of everything and play all the instruments, PacoVolume chose to rely on his musician friends previously spotted with Gaëtan Roussel and The Shoes.
As a consequence, Massive Passive reveals a more noisy side of PacoVolume : it opens with a real wall of sound on "Yallah Shalom", and then the rock tension of "The Bald and the Underpaid" is a pleasant reminiscence of the first Bloc Party albums. Massive Passive demonstrates a density of refined melodies quite rare in France, and allows PacoVolume to risk brilliant audacities such as the ragga parenthesis on "Palest Winter Light" or the tribute to Sarah Records productions on "Olaf & Paul", while we could easily imagine Jarvis Cocker or Bryan Ferry singing on "Galaxy of Stars"!
PacoVolume - vocals, guitar
Antoine Boistelle - drums, percussion
Clément Fonio - guitar
Fred Scamps - keyboards
Richard Cousin - bass
- 1 CD - 0h 39mn 34s
release date. 2013-04-08