"..talent for making obscure-Experimental Indie/Pop Electronica.."
Chevalier Avant Garde
Chevalier Avant Garde Bio:
Chevalier Avant Garde is a Montreal-based duo of euro ex pats Dimitri and Filip who share a love of low lighting shadows and ancient ruins. Dimtri, of Greek-Egyptian descent, spent his dysfunctional childhood on the island of Crete riding his Kawasaki around the beach of a NATO base. Not too much is known about Filip except that he grew up in the industrial city of Lodz where he worked as a ball boy for LKS Lodz. Like Alejandro Jodorowsky, globetrotting enigmas Filip and Dimitri are citizens of an aesthetic more than any recognized polity. For fans of '154'-era Wire, Dark sophisticated Synth-Pop, Island Exotica, and hit singles.
Hello, how are you?
I'm trying to stay calm considering our kitchen is being demolished as we speak. We found the ceiling full of holes after we came back from Europe. Pipes froze then exploded which caused a flood so they have to rebuild the living room and kitchen.
What are you currently listening to?
Listening to the soothing voice of Akina Nakamori on headphones trying to drown out the sound of kitchen demolition.
What's the story behind the band name?
It's Filip's younger cousin's nickname. Also cause we like knights and ninjas.
Was there a specific sound you were going for when you began this project?
The sound came together after we had a few songs recorded that we liked. We try not to consciously focus on one set of sounds.
Care to shed some info on your latest release; theme, favorite track(s), etc?
Our latest release is called "Realign" and my favourite track is "Pine" because it conjures for me summer in Crete and hearing the Venga Boys on the beach PA.
Will you be touring extensively for said release?
We just came back from a tour of Europe and maybe we go back in spring.
Got any other projects we should know about?
What movie would work best on mute while listening to you music?
It varies from album to album. On our last LP "Resurrection Machine" a spaghetti western would be nice. Or a samurai film. Something at dawn or twiglight with deserts and riders and maybe a space ship.
You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
An audio book of a very long/epic story.
Are you living your dream?
Not as long as there are people starving being exploited and suffering.
Chevalier Avant Garde recently released THIS..I strongly recommend you check it out..;]