I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when I got an e-mail with “Peruvian/French/Argentinean lo fi pop artist in London” in the subject line — there were enough slashes in there to make Kordell Stewart envious. However, considering I’m a Texas/Danish/German blogger in Utah I guess I shouldn’t be surprised about how globe-trotting isn’t all that shocking in the 21st century world.
Anyways, when I actually took a listen to the tunes that Francois Peglau makes in his free time, I was astonished at how polished these tracks are for being a lo-fi artist. To be honest, I think the moniker is used just to indicate how little money was available for production, however, the sound (as well as the video quality for “One Minute…”) is incredibly first-rate. Composing some delectably sweet bedroom pop tracks, Mr. Peglau creates an intimate environment with his soft-spoken, slightly-distorted vocals, making you feel that your attending a private concert at all times.
Peglau has an album worth of material available for download from his bandcamp page, but if you’d like an abridged introduction, check out my favorite track, the xx-esque “Spring Lovers Song”, as well as his video for “One Minute to Midnight Dream (So Sad)” below: