Friday, October 15, 2010

Bikini Are Cheerleaders

Bikini is Nigel Diamond and Olivier Bonnard. Their music is like Salinger on MDMA. Diamond is originally from Miami and Olivier was classically trained at the Royal Conservatory.
Olivier Bonnard is the son of the late Indian poet Fateh Bains and moved to Western Canada where he attended Glen-Lyon Norfolk Boarding School, a school chosen for its musical program affiliated with the Royal Conservatory of Music. It was here Bonnard met Nigel Diamond, who was sent down after he was caught selling acid to his classmates.

It wasn’t until after Glen-Lyon Norfolk that the two began to make music together. Bonnard composes all the melodies in the fall of each year, drawing his inspiration from the poetry he writes during the summer. He records vocals, exports all his drafts without titles or form to Diamond. Diamond spends the following spring arranging Bonnard’s melodies, rhythm lines and vocal treatments – adding his own lines. The result is a finished record. Nothing is sent back to Bonnard. The songs are sent from Diamond to be mastered and released.

And that's how we get tunes like A Cheerleader.

Download: A Cheerleader

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