St. Germain, the self-titled comeback album from the artist who also goes by his given name of Ludovic Navarre, has received a solid review from the AllMusic Guide. The review, which takes note of the artist’s stature as a longtime electronic music hero, compares the work to that of Amadou & Mariam, Kraftwerk, and house music label Naked Music. Comparing the album to 2000’s the Tourist, the review says this new record is a “more relaxed, refined, and ethnobeat version of St. Germain.” Read it here.
Over at Tiny Mix Tapes, author Liz Louche recalls St. Germain’s impact on her teenage music taste in an article anticipating the new album’s release last year. “Instantly” after buying Tourist while on a school trip to France, she writes, “I was the coolest kid in my town, all bumpin’ acid jazz and knowing what Blue Note was.” Check it out here, and dive into Navarre’s new and worldly sound with an embed of single “Real Blues.”