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Tristesse Contemporaine

january 30th, 2017

Playlists & mix

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Here's some playlists and a mix to enter into Tristesse Contemporaine's world...

Their new album is available!
▶️ Discover "Stop and Start"

Spotify playlist


Deezer playlist


"Funeral" playlist for Jack


Mix for Brain Magazine

Tristesse Contemporaine

december 6th, 2016

New album announced

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Tristesse Contemporaine's new album "Stop and Start" will be out January 20th in vinyl, CD, digital!

▶️ Discover "Stop and Start"

Tristesse Contemporaine. Act III, Scene 1. After the first album (self-titled "Tristesse Contemporaine") a form of a declaration of independence and the second ("Stay Golden") rising above the rest, their third, "Stop and Start" will come to close the existing trilogy, and begin a new cycle.
The trio at the head of this veritable voyage through time and space, is a motley crew that found each other in Paris: Narumi from Japan, Maik from England via Jamaican roots, and Leo from Sweden. The essence of what they play as Tristesse Contemporaine is two chords, minimal instrumentation, all mixed with maximum reverb. This is a particular idea of "less is more" which is more applicable to pop music. Abandoning "the middle of the road" the band focused on ten tracks where they put their cards on the table and the petal to the metal...

Photo by Camille Vivier
Artwork by Laurent Fetis et Sarah Martinon

First single "Let's Go" is already available in digital here.

They will be live at La Boule Noire in Paris on February 17th. Get your tix HERE



Tristesse Contemporaine

october 26th, 2016

New single!

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Tristesse Contemporaine. Act III, Scene 1. After the first album (self-titled "Tristesse Contemporaine") a form of a declaration of independence and the second ("Stay Golden") rising above the rest, their third, "Stop and Start" will come to close the existing trilogy, and begin a new cycle.

The trio at the head of this veritable voyage through time and space, is a motley crew that found each other in Paris: Narumi from Japan, Maik from England via Jamaican roots, and Leo from Sweden. The essence of what they play as Tristesse Contemporaine is two chords, minimal instrumentation, all mixed with maximum reverb. This is a particular idea of "less is more" which is more applicable to pop music. Abandoning "the middle of the road" the band focused on ten tracks where they put their cards on the table and the petal to the metal.

First listen: "Let's Go" - you are making-out with a stranger for less than 3 minutes, and then you find yourself bundled into the trunk of a Mercedes. Where are the police?!

Track available here



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