There are several bands out of Marseille, France that have caught my attention in recent years. Nouvelle Culture is made up of three members; Jacky, Eric and Lady collaborating together to compose their music from start to finish. The band’s debut album Fading Pictures was released in May of 2008. This is French electropop at its best… lovely, bright synth arrangements (the band underline the fact that they do not use loops or samples, just pure analogic machines), slightly melancholic vocals, and danceable rhythms (I love the drum arrangements on “The Perfect Way.”)
I had some trouble finding the album to purchase but finally found it here on emusic. A physical CD copy of the album is available on Poponaut. The band plan to release a new CD in late summer or autumn of this year.
various tracks and demos from upcoming releases are available here: