Peter Peter
Une Version Amelioree De La Tristesse


3.0
good

Review

by Martin L. USER (44 Reviews)
January 14th, 2013 | 9 replies


Release Date: 01/15/2013 | Tracklist


Why I had not encountered it before: I can’t explain. After all, downtempo chillwave spread thin across a backdrop of the droll, androgynous French speaking seems like a perfect combination. Seductive and melancholic, Peter Peter’s second album is a hauntingly poetic affair even if one isn’t familiar with the language spoken here. Throughout Une Version Améliorée De La Tristesse, the artist from Quebec strives an impenetrable world enveloped by synths and keyboards, and it is mostly without missteps. In fact, it revels in the commonplace and unremarkable. The album is relaxing in the same way as a glass of lemonade and a good book on a sunny afternoon is -- cliché and expected, but delightful nonetheless. While Version isn’t without its unexpected moments, like the saxophone on the closer which (even if it’s a little too reminiscent of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming) stands as a clear highlight, much of it
is perfectly pacifying. Yet, this approach is not without its drawbacks. The affair could have been more succinct, as one doesn’t need the full 35 minutes to appreciate the world at stake, here. An EP would have been more appropriate given the homogeny; still, homogeny gives way to harmony, which is Version’s key attribute. In this way Peter Peter is utterly similar to his most successful, blissful, starry and chilled-out peers like Memoryhouse and Toro Y Moi. Simplistic and rather derivative, Peter Peter doesn’t break any barriers. With the right expectations though, Une Version can be a welcome surprise, a chill way to ring in a new batch of tunes in 2013.



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jesuslover46
January 14th 2013


578 Comments


???

ViperAces
January 14th 2013


12439 Comments


yea wtf basically

WeepingBanana
January 14th 2013


10159 Comments


might wanna fix the page up a bit

but good review dude, you're one of my favorite reviewers on the site

carouse
January 14th 2013


302 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I know, right when it was posted I asked the mod for help with cleaning it up (it's meant to be under the album, not "Other" or deleting it). I cannot do that myself somehow, can I?
Either way, thank you. A better version should be up sometime soon.

WeepingBanana
January 14th 2013


10159 Comments


you can probably do it in the "edit my reviews/albums" link in your profile and then ask the mods to delete the other album page? idk the mods will swoop in and save the day eventually

carouse
January 14th 2013


302 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks for the help, whoever! Much appreciated.

FevaPowa
January 15th 2013


17 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The first song really has some great lyrics ! (as long as you understand them)

carouse
January 16th 2013


302 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I bet. I'd be curious to know what they are, if you wouldn't mind posting the gist of them here.

FevaPowa
January 17th 2013


17 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's kind of poetic and metaphoric, so that's pretty hard to translate. But it mostly talks about dreaming and the way you can transform despair into something more... let's say tolerable.



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