Our Few Words

After his album “Héritage” released in 2013 and following the immense success of the track “A real Hero” with “Electric Youth” for the film “DRIVE”, here is the last album named “Old Tapes” of the french musician “College”, aka David Grellier, always faithful to his Valerie collective. To clarify things, it’s not really some new compositions but a selection of the best tracks (14 in total) that he hasn’t released since 2006, kept warm as a demo. A pretty way to celebrate his 10 years of music under the name of “College”. The album makes us travel into an intimate dimension of the French artist, because yes, listening to certain tracks we can guess at what time it was created and why it wasn’t chosen for the previous albums. Still based on sounds influenced by the best of the 80s for a modern electronic music, even if these are not his favorite tracks, David arrives once again to transport us in his retro melancholic universe as endearing as enthralling. It’s a very nice way to make his fans wait for his next compositions. This album serving as “BEST OF” of lost tracks probably marks the end of an era, leading the musician to another direction. Because yes, he plans to release a next LP on the english Label “Invada Records”, it’s called “Shanghai” and it will arrive soon, stay tuned!

Gold quote

it opens a window into the various tendencies of Grellier’s pioneering use of retro elements to create something new and modern

– Vehlinggo