Martin XVII started in 2015 when Louis Riondel and Pascal Lopinat joined forces. Fans of loopers, sampling and machines, the duo creates a music oscillating between lo-fi rap, synthpop and also krautrock. For recordings, everything was played simultaneously via a stereo output mixer. In end of 2017, the 6 tracks EP (Même si je t'aime) and the music video went released on the label L'Arche du Mal. Before that, Martin XVII played a few live with loopers, guitar effects and instruments.
In 2021, Martin XVII released his first vinyl "MIDI LUMIÈRE" on Sbire Rec and l'Arche du Mal. This album became the bible of a new music style called MIELCORE. Basically, we can say that it explores the affective and resilient aspects of the western posture through the great challenges of life, or something like that.
Actually, the duet plays live with a synchronized light show, fog machine and lasers! So it's probably the smallest and cheapest "hi tech" production you'll see on stage!
Albums : New release planned for 2024, stay tuned!
Midi Lumière (recorded by Pascal Lopinat at Rue des Martins 17 / Sbire / Axe du Mal)
Même Si Je T'Aime EP (recorded by Pascal Lopinat at Glaucal / Axe Du Mal)