Sometimes you have a dejà vu which is followed by a strong feeling of familiarity but also by the awareness of not having lived that experience. The memory therefore becomes something that is doubly mysterious because you only have the sensation of the memory without the memory itself.
You can remember Etienne Jaumet without knowing of him. As soon as you listen to “For Falling Asleep” from his album ‘Night Music’ you have the sensation of having lived that experience.
Etienne surely had in mind a decade for his album- the seventies- and put it together as if he lived in that decade: 5 pieces, the first twenty minutes long on its A side, the rest on its B side. The album cover and the sounds (Suicide inspired) do the rest.
It is not nostalgia, Etienne –ex Married Monk, ex Zombie Zombie- wants to go back to when you listened to everything, from the beginning to the end, and made it your own, as one once did; For this reason even if you’ve never actually heard Etienne you can still remember him.
'I remember I saw a concert of this Band called Masada (with John Zorn) during the last semi-final of the World Cup. The show was so good and I was so happy have seen it instead of drinking beers and eating chips in front of a TV screen! I also remember that after the show I walked home and the all city (Paris) was empty... It was beautiful! I was so happy to have missed the World Cup!'