Two art students making music together. What does it sound like?
Eccentric, galactic, extraordinary and futuristic- Agar Agar!
The synth-pop duo from France, Armand and Clara, both attended the École de Beaux-Arts de Cergy - an art school near Paris - where they first met and first performed together in the cafeteria. After some DIY shows at art soirées in schools, the label Cracki Records came across the duo and shortly afterwards, in 2016, they released their debut EP Cardan, on which we first met Clara in her role as priestess of Goth.
Especially on their last EP, The Dog & The Future, from 2018, you can clearly hear the pop-futuristic theme and that it is more musically risky and thoughtful.
Their newest mini EP, Nap, is all about these recurring themes: pop-futuristic sounds combined with a hint of melancholy and Clara's devoted voice hovers and harmonizes over Armand's layers of immaculate, hazy, slow-disco instrumentals and luminous synths.