Tuesday 10 November 2015

St Germain: Rose Rouge

I want you to get together.
Put your hands together.


Published on May 30, 2013 by MrWippler

It would seem there is no "official video" of this piece. I choose this one because of its interesting visuals. Enjoy.

Wikipedia: Tourist (St Germain album)
Tourist is the 2000 album by St. Germain, one of the aliases of French producer Ludovic Navarre. The music style is described by Allmusic as "a synthesis of electronics with jazz soloing".

* Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' as the drum and bass loop for 'Rose Rouge'.

Wikipedia: St Germain (musician)
St Germain is the stage name of Ludovic Navarre, a French musician. His style has been described as being a combination of house and nu jazz music.

Wikipedia: House music
House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

Wikipedia: Nu jazz
Nu jazz is a genre of contemporary electronic music. The term was coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends jazz elements with other musical styles, such as funk, soul, electronic dance music, and free improvisation. Also written nĂ¼-jazz or NuJazz, it is sometimes called electronic jazz, electro-jazz, electric jazz, e-jazz, jazztronica, jazz house, phusion, neo-jazz, future jazz, jazz-hop or electro-lounge.

According to critic Tony Brewer, “Nu Jazz is to (traditional) Jazz what punk or grunge was to Rock, of course. [...] The songs are the focus, not the individual prowess of the musicians. Nu Jazz instrumentation ranges from the traditional to the experimental, the melodies are fresh, and the rhythms new and alive. It makes Jazz fun again.”

YouTube: St. Germain - Rose Rouge (live)

Curious Discovery
I ran across this piece of music because it was used as the background music in the trailer for the 2012 film Much Ado About Nothing, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare. I know nothing about the film, however I see it got a rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

YouTube: Much Ado About Nothing Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Joss Whedon Movie HD


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