Le Commandant Couche-Tôt

23/10/20Berlin-Based French Keyboard Player Anthony Malka Releases Cinematic Debut EP, Channeling His Inner Tintin

Call it a first world problem, but let's be honest: Who wouldn't much rather be boarding a plane right now, than resorting to a hermetic lifestyle, confined to one's own humble abode, self-isolating as the only means to make it through these trying times? And yes, we really miss traveling. So basically that leaves music as one of the few remaining pleasures in life, a teleportation device of sorts, helping us escape the daily drudge and travel to different lands, if only in our minds.

Enter our latest musical superhero, alias Le Commandant Couche-Tôt and his magnificent keyboard orchestra, who embark on a dreamy synth and vintage keyboard-laden journey to new shores. Le Commandant Couche-Tôt is Berlin-based French keyboard player and record collector Anthony Malka's latest brainchild, that is now brought to fruition on a sonically dense, self-entitled, six-track debut EP releasing today via Black Milk Music. Recorded alongside some of "Berlin's finest groovers, [i.e. Hervé Salters from General Elektriks or jazz guitarist Paul Audoynaud] each track skillfully illustrates a chapter of Le Commandant Couche-Tôt’s discovery of a mysterious island and risky encounter with its inhabitants."

This soundtrack, reminiscent of late '60s/early '70s film noir soundtracks, combining cinematic themes with psychoactive instrumentation and equally trippy companion art, was quick to revive our inner 'Tintins' as we set sail, following the siren's call, further and further down the rabbithole. You can stream/buy the full EP below and, to venture deeper into the world of Le Commandant Couche-Tôt and his brave comrades, watch the music video to "Le Chevalier Du Zodiac" and/or the action-packed clip to "Bise Mort Gun" below. Bon voyage!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom