Although Jonathan Boulet has the name of a French singer-songwriter in the line of Benjamin Biolay and others of his ilk, his music doesn’t have much to do with that. Under Modular’s wing, his second album went on sale yesterday, “We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart”, which you can stream courtesy of The Hype Machine.
The work was described by the label itself as an explosion of melodies and harmonies; words that are not at all disproportionate if we keep in mind the euphoric piece that opens the album, “You’re A Animal”. It is a work with a powerful chorus and lively percussion (see “FM AM CB TV”), which at times even approaches that schizophrenic rock that bands like Battles play on cuts like “Hallowed Rag”, although there is also a place for deliciously pop songs (“Boneyard Home”). Good vibes.