Ludovic Navarre’s forthcoming self-titled LP is his first in 15 years.
A pioneer of the ‘French Touch’ sound of the mid 90’s, Ludovic Navarre has remained an enigmatic figure after more than two decades of making music. His albums ‘Boulevard’ (1995) and ‘Tourist’ (2000), achieved both critical and commercial success – although he’s carefully avoided mainstream attention in favour of collaborating with a range of musicians from around the world.
Due out 9th October via Warner Music, his latest record – simply titled ‘St Germain’, looks set to be a continuation of his fusion sound. On it Navarre collaborates with Malian musicians, using traditional instruments such as the Kora, Balafon and N’Goni in tandem with guitars, loops, pianos and saxaphones. First single ‘Real Blues‘ – available to stream below, shows the fruits of this approach, with late Blues vocalist Lightnin’ Hopkins sampled over a mesmeric instrumental.
‘Real Blues’ is out now – buy it here. ‘St Germain’ will be released 9th October via Warner Music.