Eric Chenaux

Slowly Paradise

CST131    180gLP • DL

Eric Chenaux’s new album, Slowly Paradise, has its official release today. Drawing from Chenaux’s extensive background in experimental improvisations, out-jazz, and understated folk traditions, Slowly Paradise is being hailed as his best album yet:
“This is a remarkable record – it is wildly experimental and as comforting as a soft embrace. The way he takes from the singer-songwriter tradition and from the avant-garde somehow enables him to avoid the pitfalls of both, leaving him free to sculpt his own deeply idiosyncratic vision for songwriting. The most interesting art almost always has a sense of duality, and Slowly Paradise is no different; where it radically differs is in the lack of combat between those opposing forces. Chenaux’s love for Sade, for example, in no way contradicts or confuses his love for Derek Bailey. This all-encompassing spirit coalesces on closing track and highlight ‘Wild Moon’, where Chenaux’s voice is at its most rapturous, over Driver’s restrained but romantic Hammond organ lines, all interwoven with some of the most perplexing guitar workouts on the record. This album is truly his strongest yet, and this closing song is his zenith.” – The Quietus
“Eric Chenaux gets right under the skin and in your head with the intoxicating, jazz-wise chops and strikingly classic-sounding vocals of Slowly Paradise; an instant modern classic if we’ve never heard one.” – Boomkat
“This voice is perhaps the funnel for this unfurling of thought, where the splay of feeling is consolidated into phrases. His tone is soft, verging on a whisper, as though straddling the boundary between inner thoughts and outward articulation. Sometimes it falls silent, allowing stuttering stylophones or trembling guitars to carry the monologue forth, alternating between the poetry of language and that which spirals away from what the voice can express. I imagine Chenaux to be daydreaming in these moments, as these instrument solos – sometimes chiming like bells, sometimes melting like wax – paint pictures in the air, trying to enact the images that stream through the mind, vivid and beautiful, yet also fluid and unexplainable.” – ATTN:Magazine


Audiophile 180gram pressing in midnight ultra-black vinyl from Optimal (Germany) comes in a thick 24pt paperboard jacket printed on 100% recycled Orford cardstock, with black polylined paper dust sleeve, a 12″x24″ poster printed on matte offset paper and a 320kbps MP3 download card.
CD comes in a custom 24pt paperboard mini-gatefold jacket printed on 100% recycled Orford cardstock with an inner dust sleeve housing the disc.


1. Bird & Moon (08:30)
2. Slowly Paradise (06:03)
3. An Abandoned Rose (06:25)
4. Slowly Paradise (Lush) (04:09)
5. There’s Our Love (05:46)
6. Wild Moon (11:05)
Release date: 09 March 2018
Running time: 41:58



12.03.18 Biarritz, FR Librairie le Festin Nu
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29.03.18 Metz, FR Théâtre du Saulcy
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05.04.18 Montreuil, FR Les Instants Chavirés
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06.04.18 Brussels, BE AB Salon
09.04.18 London, UK The Lexington
11.04.18 Manchester, UK The Portico Library
12.04.18 Stirling, UK Tolbooth
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14.04.18 Glasgow, UK Glad Cafe
15.04.18 Bradford, UK Fuse
18.04.18 Southend, UK Twenty One
19.04.18 Hastings, UK The Palace
20.04.18 Brighton, UK Rose Hill Arts Centre
21.04.18 Bristol, UK Bristol New Music
25.04.18 Copenhagen, DK Alice
26.04.18 Aarhus, DK Tape
11.05.18 Dordogne, FR Secret Location
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13.05.18 Toulouse, FR Le Taquin
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23.05.18 Berlin, DE Kiezsalon
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03.06.18 Labège, FR Maison Salvan
30.06.18 Poitiers, FR Le Confort Moderne, Festival Bruisme