NudE from Paris in France is an alt-rock band comprising JamesClémentPatrick and Julien.

NudE - alt rock from France


NudE has been around in the underground for over a decade and are not the most prolific generators of music with their debut LP not coming out until 2008 and the follow up in 2011, it seems things are stirring and I would expect to see a new creation appear sometime next year. As you know I prefer to hear music released five minutes coming out of the mind, however when a band makes scarcity part of their art-form then it has to be respected.

Bringing in elements of progressive rock, experimental electronics and stadium rock, NudE deliver voluptuous sounds which can extend to over twelve minutes. They are able to fill that time with sounds which merge in to each other giving the listener a journey into outer-space. The compositions flow through transitions taking the audience ever further from the starting point and deliver complex structures which are packed with new ideas, so it is perhaps more than reasonable to expect releases to be so sparse as each track packs in as much inventiveness and range of ideas as many others are able to deliver in an eleven track release.

Hardly prolific live performers either, I guess the most difficult issue for bands like NudE is not to disappear off the radar altogether, yet the fan-base seems to hold faith in the next production, retaining connection and communication.

I have enjoyed what I have heard of the quartet and am one of those waiting patiently for the next release. Given that it has taken me since September 2012 to get round to their introduction, perhaps I need to look at my own glasshouse…..


My Kingdom Is a Jail – Nude is availble on iTunes*.

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