Photo: Louis Perruchaud
Émile Sornin, keyboardist known for releasing several albums on Born Bad Records with his baroque-rock band Forever Pavot, met Cédric Laban, the drummer behind Isaac Delusion, 15 years ago at an Iron Maiden concert in Paris.
This alliance gave birth to La Récré, with a first self-titled 4-track EP released on BMM Records in April 2019. Bringing a new sound to the Parisian jazz scene, this EP delivered a hybrid jazz halfway through tradition and modernity, with unexpected cultural references such as Dragon Ball Z.
Their 2020 EP titled Ne Penser À Rien (thinking about nothing) reinforces the literally old-school aesthetic they established with their first EP. Musically, the mix of Rhodes and Moog keyboards orchestrated by Émile Sornin mingles with the bewitching, hip-hop-infused beats of Cédric Laban. Some familiar elements can be found such as the papier-mâché masks which first appeared in their studio sessions at BMM Records’ studio, or the french vocals taken from old televised interviews, following the instrumental part on L’An 2000.
NE PENSER À RIEN EP
Émile Sornin (Forever Pavot) on the keys and Cédric Laban (Isaac Delusion, Forever Pavot) on the drums present their debut EP filled with classy jazz and hip-hop grooves. The Parisian duo delivers a groovy explosion of nostalgia and infantile energy condensed in this 10 inch 4-tracker.