Based in the creatively rich British town of Margate, the former La Houle guitarist and songwriter Geoffrey Papin has launched a new project under the moniker Sisyphes following a year of challenges and loss. Continuing on from the release of ‘Au Carrefour’ earlier this year, he’s now unveiled ‘Des Stops et Des Détours’.
“‘Des Stops and Des Detours’ is a deep and radically romantic song about the twists and turns of love. It’s the story of a man chasing through the dark forest of mental illness and looking for a clearing, for a clear mind and ultimately for the return of his loved one,” Sisyphes explains.
We haven’t heard anything quite like ‘Des Stops et Des Détours’ in a long time. Not only is it a French language song (not that that’s a barrier to being featured on Unrecorded, we just get sent more English music), but this exquisitely arranged song is truly unique. Collaged with elements from dream-pop, avant-garde pop, shoegaze, synth-pop and French touch; this single is the sonic equivalent to kintsugi, the Japanese art of piecing broken pottery back together with gold, and as such those disparate parts become a new and even more beautiful whole.
If you’re lucky enough to be around Margate on the 11th of December, you can catch Sisyphes live at Elsewhere.