“Collaboration” is a word that features regularly in the Le Galaxie world (and I’m starting to understand why). It’s obviously a concept (and theme) that weaves through the bands’ music, vision, process and approach to all things, great and small.
Their wildly successful video launch party at the Academy on Thursday night, was an example of seamless integration of elements on many levels – from the commercial relationship with Absolut (and yes, the food and the drink were delicious, thank you!), the bands’ desire to meld friends and fans into video and performance, through to musical collaboration of artist and taste.
And yes, the music – is a head-bending patchwork of Daft Punk, Talking Heads, maybe even some Nile Rodgers & Chic (and on this occasion, the valued addition of MayKay from Fighting Like Apes). I jokingly referred in a Rummager tweet to “Heavy Metal” nite at the Academy in reference to the super-funk metal jackets – but yes folks, head banging is this is ok too.
So does 2+2 always equal 5? Not unless you’re Le Galaxie, computer says.
In case you missed it, here’s the Carmen video in full-