Domenique Dumont

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About Domenique Dumont

The mysterious entity known as Domenique Dumont makes hazy, wistful electronic music that draws from exotica, library music, and synth pop. Initially referred to as a trio, the project first became known for the whimsical Balearic French pop fusion of 2015's Comme Ça. However, Dumont was credited as a solo artist with the release of 2020's People on Sunday, a sweet yet haunting soundtrack to a 1930 German silent film. Domenique Dumont was initially referred to as a collaboration between Latvian producer Anete Stuce and singer Artūrs Liepiņš, as well as an unnamed, possibly fictional French artist. After they formed in 2013 and posting some songs on a whim, French label Antinote released the project's debut mini-album, Comme Ça, in 2015. Playful tunes such as "L'Esprit de L'Escalier" found an underground audience, and the 2018 full-length Miniatures de Auto Rhythm was similarly met with acclaim and bewilderment. Dumont was then invited to compose a score for the 1930 German silent film Menschen am Sonntag. This was performed along with a screening of the film at the Les Arcs Film Festival in the French Alps in December 2019. The music was released by the Leaf Label as the full-length People on Sunday in 2020. ~ Paul Simpson

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Riga, Latvia