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Nicolas Repac

Nicolas Repac

Nicolas Repac


The phrase swing meets electronics no doubt dredges up sour recollections of Jive Bunny and Lou Begas Mambo ..5. The idea can work magnificently, however, and the evidence is Swing-Swing, the sample-based solo outing by Frances Nicolas Repac. Hes known foremost as Arthur Hs ace guitarist, though hes loath to associate himself primarily with that instrument. At 20, Repac dreamed of becoming the worlds greatest jazz guitarist, but soon realized that wouldnt pan out. Read more on Last.fm
The phrase swing meets electronics no doubt dredges up sour recollections of Jive Bunny and Lou Begas Mambo ..5. The idea can work magnificently, however, and the evidence is Swing-Swing, the sample-based solo outing by Frances Nicolas Repac. Hes known foremost as Arthur Hs ace guitarist, though hes loath to associate himself primarily with that instrument. At 20, Repac dreamed of becoming the worlds greatest jazz guitarist, but soon realized that wouldnt pan out. For a decade, Repac let his six-string gather dust and focused on electronic production, until an offhand remark in the studio by Monsieur H got him noodling on a guitar again, and with renewed vigour.

I no longer tried to be a guitarist, says Repac. I was simply playing music. It permitted me to open my spiritI would never be a virtuoso, so I could develop other things, imaginary things. That imagination is in full swing on Swing-Swing. The tunes are at times playful and comic, at others tough, dark and very film noir.

Some are little lower-case moments, others big, bold and brassy. And they draw on the many years and permutations that what might be called swing went through. What I like about this work is that I can make pieces cohabitate, a piece from the 20s with another from the 50s, or the 40s or 60s. It takes the machines into a somewhat poetic realm, because it allows meetings between people who would never have met. Theres also a nutty inventiveness that suggests Carl Stalling and Raymond Scott, as musical instruments imitate horses and trains, while voices imitate instruments.

Im a bit of a singer, so Im always singing things as onomatopoeias. I have a natural rapport to music, because Im self-taught, so I think that, fundamentally, Ive created myself an imaginary musical language. I really work only with my ears. Put into loops, the samples become something very different from what they originally were. Multiplying those on several tracks, one makes a monster, a bit like Frankensteinits dead matter, it gets plugged in, kneaded and mixed, and all of a sudden, it gets up and walks.

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