CAT POWER & -M “Toop Toop” il suo ricordo a Zdar dei Cassius
Ad un anno dalla tragica scomparsa di Philippe Cerboneschi (meglio noto come Zdar), -M- e Cat Power condividono una cover del brano Toop Toop dei Cassius, un duetto che Zdar aveva originariamente composto con Boombass.
È stato pubblicato nel 2016 ed è, insieme a “I <3 U SO”, uno dei brani più famosi dei Cassius.
In concomitanza con l’uscita di questa cover, il suo team ha creato una playlist per rendere omaggio alle produzioni di Zdar. Include alcuni dei migliori brani del catalogo dei Cassius e tracce di altri artisti con cui Philippe Zdar ha collaborato, come Sébastien Tellier, Phoenix, Beastie Boys…
“Chan (Cat Power) and Matthieu (-M-) wanted to pay Philippe homage at his funeral. A few days earlier, we met at the Motorbass studio to hear their rehearsals. We were standing by the entrance, not daring to enter the studio room as the events were too recent and surrealistic. It felt unreal to be there without him.
Cat Power and -M- started humming “Toop Toop”…
That moment was so magical that we decided to turn the console, plug in the microphones and make the first recording of this new chapter in life. This foundational event gave us the strength and encouraged us to preserve the future of his beloved studio.
We chose this portrait of Philippe laying on the beach. It’s the image that appeared on my phone when he called me, Toop Toop. But it’s, first of all, an image that represents him perfectly: somewhere on an island, the sun reflecting on his eyes, his hair salty and damp from the sea…
To perfect it all, So Me has created a font for us, using his secret recipe. It’s a family affair.”
Dyane de Serigny, Philippe Zdar’s wife
“He brought sunlight into all our hearts. As a brother to all he loved, we love him back, and we miss him greatly”
“You’re not here, yet you’re everywhere.
You inspire me every day
My dear friend
With all my love.”