Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague
Label: V2 Records
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Online: Artist Website


"Nouvelle Vague" is a french project initialized by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux.

Marc Collin was a genuine "french touch" figure (with his band Ollano). He moved from movie soundtrack ("the kidnapper's theme") to club music (he recorded for Paper recordings) until becoming a creative and eclectic producer (Avril on Fcom ,Volga select on Output records).

Olivier Libaux was involved in many french pop acts all along the nineties and started working with Marc in 1998. He recently released his first solo album L'héroïne au bain on french label Naïve.

"Nouvelle Vague" ( means New Wave in french, Bossa Nova in portuguese) revisits numbers of both Marc and Olivier's favourite tracks of the early eighties, from Joy Division to XTC.

Their idea was to forget the initial punk or new wave background of each song, keep simple fundamental chords, work with young singers who never heard the orginal versions, and make the quality of original songwriting happen in a completely different way. (bossa nova,jazz style and sixties pop).