Today I'm simply sharing two songs off the self-titled album from the Paris-based project Tristesse Contemporaine, since I'm terribly stoked about discovering it. Just listening to it makes so happy, wanting to get a glass of exquisite wine and to brush up on my cutting-edge contemporary French theory. Ultra-cool. Brilliantly, radiantly cool.
Interestingly, the album also features the song called "Hell is Other People," which is of course something the good ol' existentialist Sartre famously said. Which makes me think of what someone I know so incredibly well noted about two other thinkers, one of whom is known as a kind of proto-existentialist: "For Nietzsche, society is *the problem*. For Adorno, society is not *the problem*. This society is *the problem*." Just couldn't agree more.
Tristesse Contemporaine - "51 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Tristesse contemporaine - "Daytime Nighttime"