Systeme Paradoxe is the French ‘electrocold-wave’ music project based out of Paris, made of Laurent T. (machines, composition) and Hélène (vocals, lyrics), who have just released their debut 2-track EP “Ne m’attends plus…”.
The duo’s riveting icy yet sensuous atmospheric dark sound blends melancholic, dramatic, forlorn synth textures, obsessive basslines and aloof, mesmeric spoken words with stripped-down, monotonous rhythm patterns, between French coldwave and Germanic minimalism.
Cold, mysterious and cinematic, awash in subtle eerie and sorrowful spacious synth wails and recurring hypnotic droning bass throbs, underlie by repetitive beats, insinuate harrowing whispers of gothic romance, simultaneously alluring and disturbing at once, as tormented, detached sensual spoken vocals exude the overwhelming weight of a personal drama steeped in unsettled fear and foreboding upon the precarious precipice of pain.
Check out the equally spellbinding, albeit lyrically enigmatic and unresolved, ‘soft version’ (an excellent fan video here).
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