A tip by Luiz Henrique Yudo drew my attention to the page Le Chat de Tom on Soundcloud, where a Parisian electronic musician – where, on a first-name basis only, Thomas introduced himself and his compositions around half a year ago and, encouraged by the response they’ve begun to elicit from his fellows, has continued to post new ones since then; and it’s a pleasure to make the acquaintance of these pieces, whose proper locale is hard to pin down: they could be spun on a dance floor quite readily, or it might be in the context of a chamber-concert of experimental electronica that they are meant to be performed – or even in some setting that, as it were, swings between those two extremes.
Or passages of these catchy tunes might simply be hummed on the street, and then, it could happen that within a short time they might make the rounds of les rues parisiennes as the songs on everyone’s lips – even without the lyrics which Thomas (as he says on his page) is inclined to add to these “Tests” at some point in the near future.
He has thoughtfully grouped them into a complete set, which is well worth listening to in its entirety.
Who knows, if word of them gets out, maybe some day soon as one’s humming this or that song of his while strolling down the street in one’s own city one might happen to hear from around a corner someone else whistling the very same one . . .
But for now, for those who have to hurry, here are some especially interesting ones.
And “Test 53.”