Domenique Dumont

Comme Ca

  • ANT020
  • Release Date: July 17th 2015
  • $23.99

The guys at Antinote don't know much about Domenique Dumont, but they don't seem to care; they just came across the artist's music and decided to release it. It's perfectly inspired dubby pop brightness. "Comme Ça" sets the tone for a pastel-colored album with its dreamy French (is it French?) lyrics, steel drums, and light reverbed claps. The following track, "L'Esprit de l'Escalier," takes the listener even deeper into Dumont's lost paradise of never-ending soft rock shows. "La Basse et les Shakers" is the club-friendliest track of the record, yet it doesn't lack the genuine sincerity that makes these tunes almost familiar. "La Bataille de Neige" and "Un Jour avec Yussef" might be the most melancholic tracks on the album, sounding like revived childhood memories, while the last tune, "Le Château de Corail," is both a summary and a conclusion to the LP, a goodbye song that encapsulates all of the emotional shades sprinkled on the five previous tracks. There's a pinch of nostalgia throughout Domenique Dumont's record, for a time when a curious idea could turn into a soon-to-be-forgotten (yet-to-be-discovered) pop song. Consider it an introduction to the warm summer nights.