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Bio

After seven albums as one half of celebrated musical duo AIR, Nicolas Godin's first solo album Contrepoint has reached back in time to move further forward.

Four years in the making, Contrepoint is a dazzling recording that conjoins Godin's habitual musical fusions - drawn from modern pop, film soundtracks and retrospective pop (soft rock, exotica, '80s Eurodance, Yé-yé) - with the classical forms of Johann Sebastian Bach. Eight works of Germany's 18th century classical music genius have served as inspirational jumping-off points for Godin's own compositions, with fellow Bach fanatic, the late, great Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, serving as a spiritual guide.

Contrepoint splices genres with a bold, punchy, yet sensual and sweeping feel, with a variety of lyrical narratives in various languages and a similarly international cast of guests.

   

   

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Nicolas Godin Live at Orly Ouest Airport

Nicolas Godin Live at Orly Ouest Airport

La Blogothèque shot Nicolas Godin playing 'Bach Off' live inside a completely empty Aéroports de Paris + Reveals US release date for debut solo album 'Contrepoint' via Pitchfork.

Shipping now: Widerstehe doch der Sünde Vinyl

Shipping now: Widerstehe doch der Sünde Vinyl

Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde Remixes EP featuring... Lapalux (Brainfeeder) , MMOTHS , Justin K Broadrick (Jesu/Godflesh) now available on 12" vinyl

Contrepoint OUT NOW

Contrepoint OUT NOW

Nicolas Godin's debut solo album, Contrepoint is released today via Because Music.

PRE-STREAM WITH THE GUARDIAN

PRE-STREAM WITH THE GUARDIAN

The Guardian are streaming Nicolas Godin's debut solo album ahead of its release on September 18th.

Nicolas Godin x Mmoths

Nicolas Godin x Mmoths

Mmoths Remixes Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde. Listen to the studio version...

JKBroadrick covers Nicolas Godin

JKBroadrick covers Nicolas Godin

Justin K Broadrick (Jesu, Godflesh) covers Nicolas Godin's Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde taken from his forthcoming album 'Contrepoint'

Lapalux Remixes Nicolas Godin

Lapalux Remixes Nicolas Godin

Lapalux remixes Nicolas Godin's Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde, taken from forthcoming album, Contrepoint.

Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde: Surfing Zombies

Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde: Surfing Zombies

We are super excited to share the video for "Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde" from Nicolas Godin's upcoming album "Contrepoint" due for release in September! Directed by The Sacred Egg (Riff Raff Films).

Nicolas Godin (AIR) Preps Debut Solo Album Contrepoint and Shares "Orca"

Nicolas Godin (AIR) Preps Debut Solo Album Contrepoint and Shares "Orca"

One half of Air, Nicolas Godin announces debut solo album Contrepoint and shares video for "Orca"