Where were u in ’92?
Deep Forest – now the solo moniker of French keyboardist Eric Mouquet – is set to release new album Evo Devo on June 10 and will mark the launch with a show at London’s Scala.
Anchored in “contemporary electronic music,” the LP is “based on studies of the process of evolution” and “the ability of nature to create new forms and structures.” It’s Mouquet’s first full-length since 2013’s Deep Africa.
Hear a first taste of Evo Devo:
Originally comprising keyboardist Eric Mouquet and music programmer Michael Sanchez, the veteran French duo combined traditional ethnic musics with ambient electronica. Deep Forest are known best for their signature 1992 smash ‘Sweet Lullaby’, taken from their self-titled debut.
“I experimented a lot with parts of sounds, songs and voices. This technique contributes the heart and soul to the very own sound of Deep Forest,” Mouquet said on his penchant for sampling.
They released 10 albums during their career, before going their separate ways in 2005.
Along with Daft Punk, Deep Forest are the only French band to ever win a US Grammy, scooping the award in 1995 for their album Boheme.
The launch party on June 10 follows three Russian performances next month.
May 26 Saint Petersburg, Russia
May 27 Yekaterinburg, Russia
May 28 Moscow, Russia
June 10 Scala, London