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Scirocco

by Kraak & Smaak

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    Tracklisting:

    A1 Kraak & Smaak – The Cypress Garden
    A2 Kraak & Smaak – Sunflower Suite
    A3 Kraak & Smaak – Scirocco (feat. Fred Nevché)

    B1 Kraak & Smaak – Corsica ‘80
    B2 Kraak & Smaak – French Shuffle
    B3 Kraak & Smaak – Cul de Sac
    B4 Kraak & Smaak – Balzac (bonus track)

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Il fait chaud sur la plage et le sable brûlant, Embrase les lignes et trouble l’horizon. Il est midi pile, la plage est vide, Et les vagues déposent sur mes chevilles, Guirlandes, écumes, algues, rubans. Une serviette est posée, à deux pas, sur le sable, Parasols, bobs, pergolas, rien n’y fait, La chaleur est si dense qu’elle sidère même le ciel, Dans l’odeur des fritures et des crèmes solaires, Tout est ultra-violet, karité-coco, vanille-fraise, éperlans. Mon regard se perd sur la surface lave, Quand arrive dans mon dos, Le ronron du moteur diésel d’un vaporetto. J'ai senti comme un vent s'engouffrer dans ma chemise et tout vider, J’ai senti, comme les doigts dans la prise, soudain, tout sauter. Mes bras, mes mains, mes jambes, ma bouche et ma poitrine s’évanouir, Ma tête heurter ma tête et la nuit soudain tout envahir. On est seuls sur la plage et je vois ton visage pour la première fois, C’est « La mort à Venise », autour, il y a même l’épidémie. On est seuls sur la plage et je suis sous l’emprise de ce maudit jeu, Te regarder sans dire et me dire ces mots mille fois: « Je te veux. » J’imagine les caresse qu’on se fait, La sueur, le goût de citron salé, Nos dents qui se cognent font le bruit d’un iceberg qui se fend. Sur le transat, je veux te voir courir, courir te jeter à l’eau, Et moi te courir après, Matelas, ferry-boat, tout est immobile et les gestes sont hyper-lents. Tandis que j’agonise, je ne vois pas le drapeau bleu rougir, Le ciel se couvrir. C’est dingue, le vent qui se lève est ultra-violent. Tornade de sable, le coeur KO, Aveuglé par un tourbillon, une rafale de scirocco.
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Cul de Sac 03:54

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Imagine driving with the top down next to that new lover you can’t quite understand just yet. The salty air, sun-kissed skin - and dare I say - some seaweed in their hair. Now imagine six songs playing on repeat, which sound weirdly familiar but also damn fresh at the same time.

Chances are you’re listening to Kraak & Smaak’s new EP - Scirocco - whilst driving along in all white, all linen through the French Riviera.

The package has an undeniable ambiance méditerranéenne to it; take for instance the EP opener The Cypress Garden, which feels as if you’re entering a small Sicilian village with just a tad too many Celsius tapping the meters.
In turn, French Shuffle sounds as if AIR and Danger Mouse came together and drank Albariño until the early hours, whilst Cul de Sac keeps reminding me of that gorgeous person on the train I’ll probably never see again.
Moreover, focus track and EP name giver Scirocco, with Fred Nevché, is a true testament to Kraak’s ability of tastefully incorporating influences from any chosen direction. In this spoken word track we can hear the Marseillais poet reciting a highly descriptive and tangible story; inspired by Death In Venice, Nevché guides us through the art of seduction and connection.

The boys have done it again; they’ve made a classic genre sound vibrant and have crafted a rich and emotionally pleasing record. Across all the tracks we feel as if we’re immersed in a different place and time and in doing so Kraak & Smaak might have just have made one of their most visually rich pieces of sound to date.

‘Kraak & Smaak – Scirocco’ will be digitally available from 10-09-21 onwards via Boogie Angst. The vinyl version, which includes a bonus track, will be released asap afterwards.

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released September 10, 2021

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Kraak & Smaak Leiden, Netherlands

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