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Totalement Sublime

Mar 13, 2023

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

Swan Dive

Totalement Sublime, made of Marc-Antoine Barbier (Choses Sauvages) and Élie Raymond (Foreign Diplomats), was born from the two musicians’ desire to try to create by giving themselves carte blanche. Being lovers of high concepts, they imposed certain restrictions for themselves such as the use of an old drum machine (Korg Super Drums DDM-110) that belonged to Élie's father as the primary basis for the songs they recorded, thus giving the whole project a recognizable sound.

The francophone project paints contemplative environments, dealing with subjects such as fatigue, heat or nostalgia. Without wanting to go into great deep lyrics, they try to use simple language that illustrates many images of life: an afternoon on the river bank, a moonlit summer night, a warm August rain, birds (and people) heading south to escape the cold of the approaching winter. Totalement Sublime was born out of love of music, a willingness to produce without stress, without expectations and friendship. It is also the name of a "rich raw" color of a paint company.

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