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Eric Chenaux's songs wind up in all kinds of places and shape-shift from tender jazz standards to bossa to fried folk to meaninglessly romantic balladry. Sometimes these same songs are re-baked as modal tunes for guitar, banjo, drums, swinging speakers and wah-wah pedals (as they appear on Dull Lights) and become near-covers of themselves.

In the 1980’s and 1990’s Chenaux played rhythmically demented half-riffs with…

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  • 'Skullsplitter' is big..really big. First album to stand out in 2015 for me.
  • I'm so glad I didn't sleep on Skullsplitter. After delving a bit deeper into his discography, Eric is easily one of my favorite new findings. Lovely warm and mellow soundscapes, unique guitar playing and his silky smooth voice is honey to my ears. Just sublime!
  • I can't believe Richard Youngs is labeled as only being of "medium similarity" . He and Eric Chenaux are the only two artists I can think of who can take songs made of simple means, deconstruct, reconstruct, twist, and skew them with seeming effortlessness, and still keep the feeling burning at the songs' heart.
  • La Blogothèque recently put out this cool film that's loosely about Constellation Records, called "And We Made the Room Shine." It has performances from Elfin Saddle, Eric Chenaux, Hrsta, Do Make Say Think, Matana Roberts, and Hangedup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLjOjrI9-Us
  • last night's gig with Sandro Perri in Vienna was amazing, Eric is a really nice soul.
  • Eric'll be playing at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green tomorrow if anyone's interested!
  • Very excited for him opening for GY!BE. Niiiiice!
  • post-folk
  • i thought he was fucking awesome.
  • Did not care for his singing, but he is a good guitarist.

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