Frànçois & the
Frànçois is a French boy like a disparition. He’s not there. His voice is the shadow of every voice you once knew. Wind. Air.
His band is a landscape.
Close the window.
‘Come, come here.’ His mouth is filled with butterflies. The songs that bookend Brother are dreamy bossa nova tunes. The sound is skipping a bit – almost imperceptibly. Floating like dust particles. A taste of the sixties – stolen. Do you remember the girl with the skipping rope? Jumping and jumping and jumping – it lasted forever.
Open the door.
I ran along, ran after your voice, ran after your shadow. Tracey Emin. Screaming. What became of Tracey Emin? She vanished. Everything, everybody does in the end. What kind of girl was she at six years old?
What will be left is: a simple piano tune, shimmering, slow souvenirs buried in the snow, buried in pillows (‘Hiver’). Your voice: silent.
The Brother EP is an unfinished project – a shaky draft. It is an unmade album. Things undone, love unmade. Frànçois reminds me of every minute we forgot. Five tracks – a path back home.
Music is something you’ve lost forever – something you’ve never had – something you’ll never have.
Frànçois has one million brothers.
All ghosts. All pretty. All impossible.
PS- You miss this music.
=> "Night Lights"
Also freshly available HERE : "Her River Raves Recollections" mini-album on vynil or cdr.
Bus Fare : We are Bus Fare EP ( Stay Hard Harry)
"We believe in yourself and everything you do. Bus Fare is for everyone included me and you"
This is the way it ends.
Released in 6 days time on a 4-track recording and limited to 50 copies, Bus Fare is the latest side-project by Lo-fi goddess Julie - Lispector - in collaboration with Claire - Little Red / Little Red Lauter -, both dissident of the very influential Strasbourg label Herzfeld.
This is the way it's crafted.
Antic music samples, binary Casio beats, atonal mesmerizing voices, abrasive guitars & minimal keyboards sounds...a substantial and uncompromizing release !!!!
This is the way it had to be.
"Never dreamed Night Freeze Sandwich" compilation (La bulle sonore)
You know this feeling when you come back from long dreamy holidays and you have to make a rude awakening to reality.
Well, this is precisely the CD I needed to find on my mailbox to make this hard landing much much more easy !!!
NDNFS is a model of how an international shining POP compilation needs to be, the perfect balance between old and new stuff, between electro- and guitarpop, between rowdy tunes and trippy ones, between unreleased songs and lost treasures, between funny gems and dark ones, with absolutely NO WEAK POINT...
Personal faves : "Pure", a wonderful Lightning Seeds dancey reprise by Marsheaux ;"Palais d'amour", one of the classics from German wave outfit Bal Paré; "Les garçons invisibles", an unreleased mysterious tune by french band Fiendish Fib; "Queen of the Popular crowd" by Exploding Schoolgirls (the guy from Paper Hat Records) ; a great new demo by Dondolo called "Shimera"; the cult single "Troublez-moi ce soir" by French ephemerous project Clap Machine (written by Daniel Darc) ; "Summer Smash" the long lost Denim 1997 single ; "Une rêve", a fantastic progressive electro-minimal gem by spanish outfit Ruth Uve ; "Haut Gay" by belgian post-electronicorock talents De Portables...
A MUST HAVE for all POP lovers and alternative disc spinners !!! Get it HERE !!!