Thousand is the project of French songwriter Stéphane Milochevitch. He spent his teenage years in Texas, where he developed his musical and cultural identity. He started the drums at age 7, picking up many other instruments on the way according to his musical needs, to fill the four tracks of his cassette home recorder.
His debut album, 12 raw acoustic folk songs (Arbouse recordings, 2008) revealed a genuine and straightforward artist, and received acclaim from critics and fellow musicians. Despite a lack of promotion, the press praised the album and American songwriter Josh T. Pearson covered and recorded one of his songs.
While Stéphane Milochevitch is also involved in arts (drawings, album cover designs, band posters and shirts...), music remains his prime means of expression.
The eponymous Thousand second album, produced by Frédéric Lo (Daniel Darc,...) and Yann Arnaud (Air,...) is the result of a long and fruitful collaboration (including a live feature and a song on the soundtrack of Christophe Honore’s movie "Beloved").
With Olivier Marguerit on bass, keys and vocals, Raphaël Séguinier on drums, Emma Broughton and Maud Nadal on vocals, Thousand presents a beautiful collection of pop-folk gems, of elegant and soulful songwriting with an addictive edge, reminiscent of the Supremes and Bill Callahan dipped in synth pop and afro beat.
"Milochevitch is known for his clever wordplay, and there is a lot of that on ‘Thousand’. Like some of the other acts on Talitres, there is a slight likeness to Matt Berninger and his band, and ’Song of Abdication’ in particular is an unlikely mix of the National and early Depeche Mode. ’The Wave’ is a groovy number, while ’Eden’ is fast and 80’s-influenced and for me the highlight of the album." Pennyblackmusic
"“Fuck all the haters”, sings Milochevitch on ‘The Sea The Mountain The Ghost’ but there are unlikely to be many of those after hearing this record. It’s a dark, alternative-pop album that simply sparkles with musical gems." Sounds XP