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Madeon: Adventure

Album Reviews:

Spin - "[B]oth bright-eyed and entirely conscious of its place in its creator's personal history. The 12-track LP is, essentially, a teen-aged memoir assembled by someone still basking in the afterglow of his adolescence.

Pitchfork (Website) - "Album highlight 'Pay No Mind' weaponizes Passion Pit's bright synth-pop for a stadium anthem, and the warmth of 'La Lune' recalls a more laidback version of Bastille's catchy hit 'Pompeii'."

Album Notes

French electronic producer Madeon (born Hugo Leclercq) made a name for himself in the years that preceded the release of his 2015 debut album Adventure. While still in his teens, Leclercq amassed an impressive profile for his remix work, creating exhilarating sounds with a rudimentary set-up for artists such as Yelle, Deadmau5, and Martin Solveig. Following a few singles of his own, he began work in earnest on Adventure in May of 2013, but the album release was pushed back several times over the next few years, eventually landing in March of 2015. Full of bounding electronic pop, Adventure featured numerous guest spots from vocalists such as British indie rock act Bastille's singer Dan Smith on the moody "La Lune," Passion Pit on the optimistic single "Pay No Mind," and Foster the People's Mark Foster adding lead vocals to "Nonsense." ~ Fred Thomas


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