Le Commandant Couche-Tôt

🏷 Synth and vintage keyboard project by Berlin-based French musician

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"S.O.S." by Le Commandant Couche-Tôt
🗓 2020

Enter our latest musical superhero, alias Le Commandant Couche-Tôt and his magnificent keyboard orchestra, who embark on a dreamy synth and vintage keyboard-laden journey to new shores. Le Commandant Couche-Tôt is Berlin-based French keyboard player and record collector Anthony Malka's latest brainchild, that is now brought to fruition on a sonically dense, self-entitled, six-track debut EP [released] via Black Milk Music. Recorded alongside some of "Berlin's finest groovers, [i.e. Hervé Salters from General Elektriks or jazz guitarist Paul Audoynaud] each track skillfully illustrates a chapter of Le Commandant Couche-Tôt’s discovery of a mysterious island and risky encounter with its inhabitants."

This soundtrack, reminiscent of late '60s/early '70s film noir soundtracks, combining cinematic themes with psychoactive instrumentation and equally trippy companion art, was quick to revive our inner 'Tintins' as we set sail, following the siren's call, further and further down the rabbit hole. 

📄 Read the whole write-up by Lev Nordstrom on Greedy for Best Music

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