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Charlotte & Magon

Charlotte & Magon
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Charlotte&Magon are an international duo based in Paris and comprised of Charlotte Cegarra from Paris, France and Magon from Tel-Aviv, Israel.

The duo was formed spontaneously, both musically and romantically, in march 2008, when Charlotte accepted the invitation of Magon, her myspace musical friend she had never met before, to come to Tel-Aviv and work on some music.

The result of this unlikely rendez-vous would be ‘Love Happening’ (2009): a sincere autobiographical concept album, written almost entirely in those days of acquaintance that managed to document, both naively and self-aware of its innocence, the beauty of the very first stages of infatuation.

In September 2009, Magon moved to Paris, which led the duo to a new challenge: dealing with life after Love Happening, literally, and their intrinsic passion to mature and advance their music.

Yet confronting a harsh Parisian winter, whilst working in various odd jobs in order to get by as artists, took its toll on the two and deeply affected them. They set out to project these sentiments through music and compose their second project, Life Factory: an epic attempt to portray a working man's quest for hope and truth in tough times.

The album's concept is admittedly influenced by Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and Emile Zola's classic opus, Germinal. The songs, each as a distinct chapter of a rock novel, explore themes such as existential confusion, soldiers' shellshock and the feeling of helplessness and alienation in a cold technocratic world.

Musically, Life Factory is much darker and more elaborate than their early material. It takes after the spirit of 70's psychadelia, with trippy jam-session segments, over-toned guitar solos and vintage synthesizers.

Nonetheless, Life Factory is a definitive contemporary album. Not only due to the clever production, which was able to naturally bring all the best out of the energetic live-studio performances of the band, but also thanks to the poppy melodies and structures of the songs. Charlotte's inspired vocals also seem to feather the hardness of the dark harmonies and to somehow provide a sense of optimism in the desperate world depicted.

Life Factory was released in February 2013 on vinyl with an urban scenery painting by american painter Bascove as its cover.

At the end of 2013, Charlotte&Magon stepped out of the mine and the factory. They decided to make their life easier after they read about the Egg Dance.

The Egg Dance is a folkloric Easter game in which blindfolded dancers hop around eggs laid on the ground trying to damage as few as possible. As the egg is a symbol of rebirth in spring Pagan ceremonies, Charlotte&Magon thought experimenting and dancing around alone in their home-studio could be a new way of making things happen.

Their music flipped from the dark epic 70's rock conceptual dramatic live dogma of their second album Life Factory (2013) to the DIY upbeat psychedelic mash-up funky bright mantra of their new Egg Dance EP.

Four songs, as diverse and as their influences are, talking about sacred parties, mental disorder, labyrinthic introspection, war and peace. Four gentle punches in your face and pinches in your heart.

Egg Dance EP release: 3rd of March 2015.

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