Petite Noir: Chess

by Nella

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Petite Noir: Chess

Thrilling music from Petit Noir. The artist ist from South Africa and there is something dark, but still uplifting in his songs: ‘This is a subtile and gentle mix of Joy Division, Spirituals and some kind of bantu chorals’, popped into my head when I heard it for the first time, and yes, Rolling Stone agreed: “Post-punk / new wave with a hint of African”, but over all, this haunting voice.

Artwork by Ben Nicholson: Urbino (1965) via vjeranski