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Domenique Dumont
People On Sunday
The Leaf Label
Catalogue Number
BAY 127E
Release Date
November 13, 2020

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Domenique Dumont’s debut LP for the Leaf Label is a collection of gorgeous, plaintive synthesiser music. People On Sunday was originally conceived as a soundtrack to a 1930 silent movie that stands as a crucial piece of German interwar cinema, and the sense of artistic invention which characterised the period is alive and well in Dumont’s compositions. Track titles such as ‘Falling Asleep Under Pine Trees’ and ‘Watching Boats Pass By’ intimate that People On Sunday will be a contemplative affair, and Dumont makes good on these promises with a set of woozy and lush pieces that are equal-parts ambient soundscape, Mort Garson-style synthetic composition and Erik Satie.

A mood of pleasant reverie settles over People On Sunday from its very first number, the delightfully harmonious ‘Arrival’. ‘Arrival’ is a cut where deft synthesiser runs are augmented by some shimmering delay effects, and Dumont rarely breaks the mood created by the track on any of the album’s subsequent numbers. Additional instrumentation is occasionally added into the mix - a little electric guitar, a droning organ on ‘Rituals’ - but these new sounds only ever add to People On Sunday’s wistful air.

A soundtrack to an interwar German silent movie of the same name, People On Sunday finds Domenique Dumont creating dreamy synthesiser music of great beauty.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Arrival 2:49 Buy
  2. 2 Gone for a Wander 3:13 Buy

    Gone for a Wander

  3. 3 Sunshine in 1929 3:45 Buy

    Sunshine in 1929

  4. 4 Water Theme (Le Château de Corail) 3:16 Buy

    Water Theme (Le Château de Corail)

  5. 5 We Almost Got Lost 3:28 Buy

    We Almost Got Lost

  6. 6 Falling Asleep Under Pine Trees 3:06 Buy

    Falling Asleep Under Pine Trees

  7. 7 People On Sunday 3:45 Buy

    People On Sunday

  8. 8 Merry-Go-Round 1:47 Buy
  9. 9 Running Down the Hill 2:27 Buy

    Running Down the Hill

  10. 10 Rituals 3:49 Buy
  11. 11 Watching Boats Pass By 3:36 Buy

    Watching Boats Pass By

  12. 12 Back to Everyday Life 2:28 Buy

    Back to Everyday Life

  13. 13 Everyday Life 2:40 Buy
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