Music Review | posted 13.03.2021
Reymour
Leviosa
Knekelhuis, 2021
Text Maximilian Fritz
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Reymour is a combo from Switzerland that has two mini-albums to its name so far. One on cassette, one in 12-inch format. One was released in 2018, the other in 2020. Luc Bersier, responsible for beats and melodies, and Lou Savary, who mainly concentrates on vocals, present a moderate tempo. “Leviosa”, released on the Amsterdam label Knekelhuis, marks the duo’s first full-fledged album. On a brisk 34 minutes, they spread out their design of synth-pop on it, which on the one hand fits perfectly to the label, on the other hand sounds autonomous specially because of the vocals. Lou Savary, whose voice repeatedly drifts into the melancholic with some reverb, sings in French. This is not the only thing that gives Reymour’s music a chanson character. Although the songs are mostly synthetic – only the bass and the occasional guitar sound organic – they are by no means artificial. Bersier has a penchant for the imperfect and indulges it with pleasure. »Dans l’Oregon«, for example, with friend and part-time collaborator Low Bat, who twice plays the male counterpart to Savary, is noticeably off-key, but seems surprisingly coherent in its entirety. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for conventional pop: »Boris&Marcel«, for example, mixes Vondelpark breakdowns with relatively ordinary chord progressions. Lyrically, Leviosa moves, to put it simply, between optimism and pessimism, but radiates a contemporary melancholy at every moment, which is oriented towards old chanson models, but with instrumental numbers in waltz costume like »Valse pour un Con« provides enough variety to make a round debut.

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