Premiere: Hear a Track from Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris’ New Project
The pair of Parisians will drop a self-titled full-length album under It's A Fine Line later this month.
The 11-track LP features collaborative slots from three highly influential artists in their own right: Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos, vocalist Olivia de Lanzac from cult band Quad Throw Salchow, and Kill the DJ label companion C.A.R.. Continuing the collaborative nature of the project, Smagghe and Paris signed on renowned artist Gareth McConnell to create the artwork and a video component that is “hypnotic and kaleidoscopic, a celestial trip recorded on a used VHS tape.”
Smagghe states that “the refusal of club music conformisms” was the basis for the project and its sound, which has resulted in a collection of tracks that are more than difficult to try to pigeonhole to genre conforms.
In anticipation of the release, you can stream “Redelivered” (feat. Alex Kapranos) in full via the player above, with the album available for preorder here.