Boomkat Product Review:
Surlendemains Acides is the second full length from Xavier Paradis’ project Automelodi.
"As with Automelodi’s past efforts, this sophomore LP does offer a nod to obscure ‘80/’90s European electronic music ---artists such as Trisomie 21 and Grauzone among others--- but the main focus of the arrangements, melodies and production on Surlendemains Acides is to frame and carry the album's very dense and personal lyrical universe: a bittersweet, angular path, haunted by shades of anxiety and disenchantment.
These themes translate especially well through Paradis’ cold, yet shimmering French vocals, to create a listening experience with both unusual depth and levity. As Paradis clearly moves towards straightforward songcraft on this latest effort, the Automelodi project is elevated beyond a brilliant work of post modern electronic music to become a true stand-out within the broader context of popular music."