Global Crush

Alex Van Pelt

Global Crush

AlternativeAlternative, Indie Rock
Sale price15,00 €

In stock
Release LP SKU: K023

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Alex Van Pelt écrit des chansons pour les fantômes et les coeurs brisés.

Encore adolescent, Alex a fait ses premiers pas musicaux en groupe, il y a une quinzaine d’années déjà (au sein du collectif folk-rock Coming Soon, puis du duo électro-kraut Mont Analogue, ou encore sur scène aux côtés de Sierra Manhattan, Norma, François Virot ou Adam Green); mais c’est aujourd’hui en solo qu’il se dévoile et qu’il grandit.

Après Tum Tum, premier album sorti en 2019, avec lequel il posait les premiers termes d’un vocabulaire musical riche et sensible, fait de bricolages synthétiques et de chansons post-romantiques, il développe et affirme sa singularité avec un nouvel opus, Global Crush (sortie prévue en novembre 2021) : on y retrouve cette volonté de brouiller les pistes et de jouer avec les cadres pré-établis de la pop qui caractérise la musique d’Alex.

Comme dans une scène d’un film de Kitano ou de Wong Kar Wai, les chansons d’Alex entremêlent contemplation et immédiateté, mélancolie et humour. Autant influencé par les mélodies de Supertramp que par les chansons de rupture des Everlybrothers, par les BD de Daniel Clowes que par la musique de Final Fantasy ou des Sims, Alex dresse au fil des morceaux une carte d’influences, et nous livre avec Global Crush un disque sous forme de patchwork intime.


Alex Van Pelt writes songs for ghosts and broken hearts.

French multi-instrumentalist Alex started making music fifteen years ago when he was still a teenager, in bands such as Coming Soon, Mont Analogue, or as a guitarist for Sierra Manhattan, Norma, François Virot and Adam Green. But today he grows up and shows what he’s made of as a solo artist.

After his debut album Tum Tum (2019), in which he stated the basis of a rich and sensitive musical vocabulary made of DIY synth and post-romantic songs, he cultivates and confirms his originality with his new opus, Global Crush (out in November 2021). Words reverberates with sounds, and structures assumes ever shifting shapes : passed Global Crush’s melodic immediacy, one soon perceives a will to disrupt the conventional ground rules of pop music.

Like in a Kitano or Wong Kar Wai movie scene, Alex’s songs mix melancholy and humor. He has put together the intimate patchwork of Global Crush in a landscape painter fashion, and the result somehow works as a map to the artist's interests and influences (to name a few : the Everly Brothers’ breakup songs, Supertramp’s melodies, Daniel Clowes comics and video games ost such as Final Fantasy and the Sims).


A1. Broken Heart
A2. Endless Joke
A3. Two Doves
A4. 8 < 3

B1. Freckles
B2. Snowfalls in July
B3. Random Party Spleen
B4. Goodbyes

Alex Van Pelt