“The sound, and indeed the vision that follows is equally entrancing” – Indie Berlin
“The candied, loping bass on Rooftop Trees pairs with Bernard’s jangling guitar, and his fragile vocals hark back to the dawn of acid pop culture over fifty years ago.” – The Line of Best Fit – video premiere
“Une approche psychédélique, une formule intemporelle aux nombreuses influences du rock des années ’60 et un timbre vocal singulier. Le structure musicale ensoleillée appuyée par un esthétisme visuel qui rehausse l’expérience emportant ses auditeurs hors du temps.” – Boulimique de Musique
The EP is comprised of lush, electronic pop, as showcased by the lead single Fake Jungle, which was inspired by Aurélien’s one off jam session with James Brown when Aurélien was playing as a session drummer in Las Vegas, and Rooftop Trees, a meditation on the tension between the natural world and man-made structures, as a metaphor for the inhibition of natural desires. Magdalen Eye was inspired by the architecture and history of Berlin, and Soleil (French for ‘Sun’) is about the ending of the long Berlin winter with the experience of the first warmer, sunny days in April.
Combining an increasingly distinctive knack for surrealist narratives, and super catchy lofi pop, Aurélien cites the main musical influences for Rooftop Trees as Syd Barrett, Ariel Pink and the classic album Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno.
Written and performed by Aurélien Bernard, except Saxophone on “Magdalen Eye” by Oliver Fox. Recorded and produced by Aurélien Bernard and Salvador Garza. Mixed by Salvador Garza, mastered by Christian Wright. Artistic direction and cover art by Tartaruga Feliz.