Today we’re listening to Domenique Dumont, a Latvian electronic and pop producer. What began as a pop duo is now a solo project, and the artist’s latest work, 2020’s People on Sunday, is one of our favorite discoveries in months. It was commissioned as a new score for the 1930 German silent film Menschen am Sonntag. The album strips down pop compositions to just synth loops, soft pads, and muted drum machines, creating a sound reminiscent of Timmy Thomas or Wally Badarou. We’re also playing Dumont’s first LP, published by the original duo, which has similarly mellow pop instrumentals and sparse vocals.
Have a really nice Wednesday.