When Georges Vert heard the distinctive, beautiful tones of an Electronium synthesizer (the exceedingly rare machine designed by electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott) playing down the road from his Parisian apartment, he became obsessed with synthesizers and quit his job as a classical score composer to start a new life that would involve being surrounded by these electronic instruments. He toiled away on a debut album, influenced by the likes of fellow countrymen Air, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, synth obscurities like Bernard Fevre, Italo disco and the cosmos, and produced 'An Electric Mind', initially released digitally last year but given a vinyl run this August.
So the story goes, anyway. The reality is that Georges Vert is an alias of Jon Brooks (aka The Advisory Circle) and is an excuse for him to make sexy, 70s-style space disco. Jovan Freak is a freaky little track that recalls the sort of bands with names like "Bionic Boogie" or "Nancy Nova" and have sleeves that look a bit like this. The video, premiering right here, is pretty sci-fi – it's like falling into the Stargate Sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey and coming out of a Windows 95 screensaver.
Melodic released 'An Electric Mind' on August 26th.