The cream of early-Eighties post-punk performed by a series of gamine ingénues in a bossa nova style, Nouvelle Vague probably wouldn’t work if Collin weren’t French, but that helps, somehow. While generally described as either a collective or a duo, Nouvelle Vague is really Collin’s baby, and quite a departure from his usual output. The Paris-based producer was part of the fertile French Touch movement in the late Eighties, which also spawned the likes of Air and Alex Gopher, and went on to become a major player on the influential Parisian club scene. He then dabbled in film scores, wrote and produced tracks for the likes of Beth Hirsch, but now finds his schedule dominated by a side project.
Marc Collin , Olivier Libaux