16/10/2006

The French Mademoiselle

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Jacqueline Taïeb : DVD "77 minutes de bonheur avec Jacqueline Taiëb" (Productions Spéciales - Déc 2005)
 

Beaucoup connaissent la « French Mademoiselle » pour ses quelques petits bijoux sortis fin des années 60, au travers d’artistes qui la citent ou la reprennent (April March, Little Rabbits, Hush Puppies, Mareva, Tahiti 80…) ou encore pour ses concerts organisés récemment par quelques nostalgiques amstellodamois…mais sait-on vraiment de quoi fut tissée sa carrière ? Le DVD « 77’ de bonheur avec Jacqueline Taïeb » fait plus que nous aiguiller sur le sujet ! Sous forme d’interview ludique réalisée avec les moyens du bord et des archives personnelles, Miss Taïeb revient en image et en musique sur son parcours de chanteuse-auteur-compositeur : la période « Peace and Love », les influences arabes, les voyages, les collaborations (Fugain, Stone, Montand…), les projets musicaux, les musiques de films, et le tube « Ready to follow you » pour Dana Dawson (500.000 singles vendus). Au-delà des nombreuses anecdotes, on retiendra tout d’abord une carrière en dents de scie mais aussi et surtout l’image d’une artiste atypique, passionnée, attachante et pétrie d’humour… Ne t’en va pas Jacqueline !

 

Everybody knows « The French Mademoiselle » for her 60’s nuggets but the rest of her career remains partially unknown. The DVD “77’ de bonheur avec Jacqueline Taïeb” (with English Subtitles !) is just the perfect way to make up for lost episodes. From the French collaborations (Montand, Stone, Fugain…) to 1986’ Dana Dawson’s hit single “Ready to follow you” (500.000 copies sold) and from her movie soundtracks to her latest album “Jacqueline Taieb is back”, we discover a truly atypical, funny, passionate and endearing personality… Don’t go away Jacqueline !

 

==> "Ce soir je m'en vais"

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Daniel Darc : Nouvelle collaboration

Curiosité du jour :

Pour ceux qui aiment Daniel Darc, et Dieu sait s'ils ne sont jamais assez nombreux, découvrez sa nouvelle collaboration en date (après un excellent titre pour Marc Lavoine et un autre pour Elisa Tovati), en l'occurence avec un certain Thierry Amiel issu de la Nouvelle Star Xème génération. Au final un single accrocheur intitulé "Coeur Sacré" aux sonorités très "Crève Coeur" visionnable ICI. On te savait jaloux de Mirwais et courtisé par Universal Daniel, mais là, vraiment, tu nous bluffes encore !

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13/10/2006

The Thermals

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The Thermals : The Body the Blood the Machine (Sub Pop)

Once again it has been a great year for the Sub Pop label with such good releases as Band of Horses and Cansei de Ser Sexy. But this 3rd album from The Thermals is driving my excitement even higher. Some may say they’re always using the same music patterns and that’s right, but the thing is, since their astonishing heady 2003’debut, this is no more and no less than one of the hottest and strongest band around and this opus will not reverse the statement. Not to mention that seeing them live is a very cathartic and stimulating experience... “The Body the Blood the Machine” is a sort of concept-album whose tale consists of a Christian totalitarian regime leading America to a nearly-apocalypse. Well, folks, still time to get the f**k out of there!

The Thermals : "Pillar of Salt"

Check out also the Terminal Sales Vol 2 sampler series inviting you to hear what Sub Pop's imaginary kitchen has been cooking in the very real 2006...

 

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10/10/2006

Gamine

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Gamine : Revisité 1980/1986 (Art Pop 2005)

You could be whether irritated or captivated by Paul Felix’s voice but you can’t deny the obvious : Paco Rodriguez’ guitar sustains comparison with Maurice Deebank. Unfairly forgotten and neglected since then, the band GAMINE from Bordeaux France was discovered in 1988 with the wonderful album “Voilà Les Anges” (Barclay), one of all-time best French Pop LP’s. This essay was preceded by a bunch of autoproduced or independently released 7” and 12”, all miraculously brought together end of 2005 on the CD “Gamine Revisité 1980/1986” (Art Pop). This comp gives evidences that Gamine undoubtedly was the first band of the Hexagone to brilliantly combine French singing with fine-cut & refined English pop.

 

On pourra soit être crispé, soit être envouté par la voix de Paul Félix, mais on ne pourra certainement pas nier ceci : la guitare de Paco Rodriguez n’a rien à envier à celle de Maurice Deebank. Injustement tombés dans l'oubli depuis, les Bordelais de GAMINE furent découverts avec "Voilà Les Anges" (Barclay) en 1988. Cet album, l’un des meilleurs albums français de tous les temps, fut pourtant précédé d'une série de 45t et de maxis, enregistrés en autoproduction ou pour des labels indépendants, et miraculeusement regroupés sur le CD "Gamine Revisité 1980/1986"(Art Pop) fin 2005. Cette compilation prouve, si besoin en était encore, que Gamine fut sans conteste le premier groupe de l’Hexagone à allier avec autant de brio chant français et pop ciselée à l’anglaise, beaucoup trop précieuse peut-être pour les oreilles de l'époque.

 

==> Acheter ICI or Buy HERE

 

==> "Shandy Street"

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08/10/2006

Sally vs Valérie

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Sally Shapiro : I'll be by your Side (12" - Diskokaine)

Listen to some good old Italo Disco tunes, be in a very inspirational mood and find the perfect person to sing the song you just miraculously wrote in 2 hours time... That’s what happened to Johan Angebjörn with this fantastic tune he released in May 2006 as a 12” version on Diskokaine (the other 2 songs "Time to let go" and "Overload" are unbelievably great too).

It’s obvious we’re in a “renaissance of the Italo Disco genre” period: hype DJ’s need to spin some original hits (My Mine, Miko Mission, Fox the Fox…) and many electro artists are deliberately ID inspired nowadays. But, being quite close to Annie's stuff, “I’ll be by your Side” is far from being opportunistic, it’s just a perfect contemporary homage song capturing the soul of Italo Disco Goddesses Vivian Vee and Valerie Dore. Not less...

Available everywhere around the world e.g www.warprecords.com (UK), www.vinyldj.com (US) or www.lowlands.be (Belgium).

Rhmmm, Valérie, would you mind.... ?

Valérie Dore : The Night (1984)

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05/10/2006

The Motifs

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The Motifs : Strictly limited Album due in October on Music Is My Girlfriend
 
These Pipas' long lost cousins :)) from Melbourne Australia have the sort of homemade cute sounds that will let you think they're very very close to you...
Play & download HERE and wait a few more days to order the album in a grrrreat packaging...
 

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Marble

Marble : BAM !  (7" - Massproduktion)

Joan Jett revival from Sweden

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03/10/2006

Crystal Castles

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Crystal Castles : Alice Practice (7"" Merok)

On the Merok label that also signed the Klaxons. 8 bit sounds on EBM-like framework. Very trash (Alice Practice), very Atari (Dolls) very obsessive (Air War). Game over.

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01/10/2006

Massive radio update !!!

 

 

Do not miss the new radio playlist (yeah here on the right side ==> ) featuring twee gods “Pipas”, cult super-group “Big in Japan”, Erlend Oye’s latest incarnation “The Whitest Boy Alive”,  Icelandic indiepopers “Dyrdin”, schizophrenic “Theoretical Girls” sound, kraut icon “Marianne Mendt”, sarah records’ style Toronto band “The Airfields”, French powerpop outfit “Dodes K’ Den”,  a piece of “Tap Tap”s’ brilliant debut, romantic faves “The 1900’s”, “Scanners”’ haunting & dramatic single, eternal frenchie pop child “Hugo”, “The Indelicates”’ folk rock cabaret, Asia’s next sensation “Ferns” and all-time punkers “Boyracer!!!!

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30/09/2006

Bears

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Bears : S/T (Unsigned)

 

I do not remember exactly how and when I heard Bears for the first time but I remember the song very clearly: it was “Still Alright”, a very quiet & saddening xylo-clothed pop moment, and this convinced more than enough to - almost blindly - order the album HERE. Hope you’ll do the same caus’ this Cleveland unsigned duo’s debut is shining, fluttering and sparkling from start to finish line, distilling unpretentious but so lovely melodies you’d believe they always existed. Think of Hidden Cameras, Elliot Smith, All my Friends, Shins… and you’ll get a focused picture of what you can expect… or better, listen to the 4 songs on their Myspace page and you’ll see the light…

 

 => A song : "Everywhere"

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19/09/2006

Shimura Curves

Do you like mellow harmonies without testosterone and kitshy laptop sounds ? Mmmh these 4 chicks from Shimura Curves are made to be loved by you ! They just released their new single "Stronger" on Brainlove Records and 3 other cute songs can be downloaded from  their Myspace Page !

Their song "Noyfriend" is an extract from the new comp "The Kids at the Club - An Indiepop Compilation" released on How Does it Feel to Be Loved label featuring great acts like Tender Trap, Pocketbooks, Voxtrot, Language of Flowers, I'm from Barcelona...

Bonus video : I'm from Barcelona : We're from Barcelona (song also featured in the above mentioned comp.)

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17/09/2006

In the pipeline...

1) Dyrdin

The new selftitled CD from icelandic indiepopers Dyrdin, released October 3rd, is available on pre-order directly from Skipping Stones Records

2) CD86

Cover of ‘CD86: 48 Tracks From The Birth Of Indie Pop’ by Various Artists

Good news for all C86 afficionados : a new comp.called "CD86 : 48 tracks from the Birth of Indie Pop" will be released October 23rd on Castle Records to celebrate the 20 years of the C86 NME compilation. Here is the brilliant "déjà vu" tracklisting :

Another Sunny Day - Anorak City / BMX Bandits - E102 / Bodines - Therese / Boy Hairdressers - Golden Shower / Chesterfields - Ask Johnny Dee / Dentists - I Had An Excellent Dream / East Village - Vibrato / Hurrah - Around And Around / Jasmine Minks - Cut Me Deep / June Brides - Sunday To Saturday / Mighty Mighty - Everybody Knows The Monkey / Primal Scream - Velocity Girl / Raw Herbs - He Blows In / Razorcuts - I'll Still Be There / Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine / Siddeleys - What Went Wrong This Time / Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh / The Clouds - Get Out Of My Dream / The Hit Parade - You Didn't Love Me Then / The Loft - Why Does The Rain / The Servants - The Sun A Small Star / TV Personalities - Paradise Estate / Weather Prophets - Like Frankie Lymon / Wishing Stones - Beat Girl / 14 Iced Bears - Come Get Me / Age Of Chance - Bible Of The Beats / Big Flame - Why Popstars Can't Dance / Close Lobsters - Just Too Bloody Stupid / Darling Buds - If I Said / Fizzbombs - Sign On The Line / Flatmates - I Could Be In Heaven / Half Man Half Biscuit - Dukla Prague Away Kit / Jesus And Mary Chain - Upside Down / McCarthy - Frans Hals / Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up / Mighty Lemon Drops - Like An Angel / Pooh Sticks - On Tape / Pop Will Eat Itself - Black Country Chainsaw Massacre / Primitives - Really Stupid / Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers Are In The Sky / Shop Assistants - Safety Net / Soup Dragons - Whole Wide World / The Bachelor Pad - Jack And Julian / The Groove Farm - It Always Rains On Sunday / The Pastels - Baby Honey / This Poison - Poised Over The Pause Button / Wedding Present - This Boy Can Wait / Wolfhounds - Anti Midas Touch

3) Ultrasport

The "Crème de la crème" from Finland is coming back with 4 very surprising new tracks - from their upcoming album "False Start City"- uploaded on their Myspace Page.

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14/09/2006

Marianne Mendt

Marianne Mendt : Wie A Glock'n (EMI Austria-1970)

"Wie A Glock'n..." ("Like a Bell"), Marianne Mendt's smashing debut single is still her shining moment. Over the years it became something like a German Mod Classic, a sure fire floor-filler at any In-Kraut party of distinction. Austrian-born Mendt started her career as a jazz singer and piano/bass player with The Internationals and other touring bands. Songwriter/comedian Gerhard Bonner discovered Marianne at a concert in Vienna, and she was quickly signed to a solo deal at EMI Austria...In 1971 "The Girl from Vienna" represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin"

Taken from the splendid compilation "The In-Kraut" released on Marina Records (2005), featuring 20 rare and handpicked Soul, Beat, Now Sound, Mod & Soundtrack gems from Germany - recorded between 1966 and 1974.

THE IN-KRAUT -

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11/09/2006

Pipas

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Pipas : Sorry Love (Long Lost Cousin - Import)

Four years after hearing Lupe and Mark for the first time, can't stop thinking of them as the tweeest band in the world... I mean, Lupe's voice is just the bittersweetest grainy voice you could imagine and Pipas' music is just the freshest, chidlishest, papapa-est and most versatile pop you could ever dream of.

However, listening to the 10 songs from the brand new "Sorry Love", I'll have to stop using superlatives... I mean, this LP is fresher, childisher, papapa-er, more versatile - and briefer :((( - than ever...

Riff Raff, the video  ... Laaa La La La La La Laaaaaaaa

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06/09/2006

Boyracer

Boyracer : A Punch Up The Bracket (555 recs - Import)

Stewart Anderson doesnt kerr if his band only sell maybe 200 copies of this new CD instead of 5000 (which at one point he actually did with the first album on Slumberland and the singles on Sarah). After more than 15 years, he doesn't have anything left to prove on that level : he's travelled all over the world, collaborated with so many musicians, played maybe 1000 shows, has written great songs, is running a label (555)...Yet it's obvious that, with this 8th album, Stewart and his mate Jen have reached another level in the field of production and vocals. The songwriting is still very strong too with those characterictic 2 minutes' noisy clever pop melodies...

And it has to be known Boyracer is responsible for the Best Punk Album of this New Century, the wonderful 2002' comeback LP "To Get a better Hold you've got to loosen yr Grip", which, 4 years later, still didn't get the opportunity to be deleted from my bedside...

To Get A Better Hold You've Got To Loosen Yr Grip

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04/09/2006

Ferns

Ferns : "Disaster Strikes Again" from their debut album "On Botany" due out very very soon

After the marvellous Serenaide, here is another promising act from Malaysia, about to - finally - release a long delayed first album on Fruit Records. This very seducing new song on their Myspace page, along with the older "Dear Derelict", is a foretaste of what we can expect : sweet windy vocals rustling in the leaves of full blooming music trees...Picking season is getting nearer...

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01/09/2006

Theoretical Girl

Theoretical Girl : It's all Too Much (Fake Product)

Not to mix up with NY No Wave icons "Theoretical Girls", this is a pure contemporary act : one girl, one guitar, one drum machine...minimalism-schyzophrenism at its best...

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28/08/2006

The 1900's

The 1900's : Plume Delivery EP (Parasol Records - Import)

Now we know  that "Citizen's Army Uniform", The Most Awaited LP of the Year, from our romantic faves PAS/CAL , will be released in...January 2007, we absolutely need to find some other vintage shiny pop vibes as compensation ! The 1900's will do. Reminding me as well in some moments of Call & Response and late Camera Obscura, the music of this Chicago ensemble is full of boy/girl harmonies, strings and 60's infected sounds, just making you feel good as Hell ! A grrreat promise...

==> A Coming Age

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Morrissey

Morrissey Live @ Ancienne Belgique 27/08/06

This was the last date for the "Tour of the Tormentors" and a very enjoyable night, despite a semi-reserved audience (except on the Smiths' songs) and the pitiful football-like shouts "Morissai, Morrissai, Morrissai, Oooh aaah". But most important were the songs and Moz' unsurpassed aura. Moments carved forever in our memories...

Couldn't be there ? Watch this :

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23/08/2006

Big in Japan (Zoo Records part I)

Big in Japan : From A to Z and Never Again EP (1978 - Zoo Records)

This cult Liverpool band - formed in 1977 by Bill Drummond (later Lori & the Chameleons and KLF), Kevin Ward and Phil Allen, completed with shaven-skulled singer Jayne Casey, Ian Broudie (later Ligntning Seeds), Clive Langer, Holly Johnson (later FGTH) and Dave Balfe (later Teardrop Explodes) - Lhhhhhhh !!! - only officially released 6 tiltles in its existence before splitting in August 1978. This EP was the first release for the visionary label "Zoo Records" (1978-1982) who also had the honour to sign first Teardrop Explodes', Echo and the Bunnymen's and Wild Swans' singles.

5 BIJ tiltles and the above-mentionned singles are all available on the great retrospective compilation "Zoo Uncaged" to be bought HERE.

==> Nothing Special

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21/08/2006

The Airfields

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The Airfields : Laneways EP (Humblebee)

Time to talk about this captivating EP from the Toronto band "The Airfields" released earlier this year on Humblebee. These 6 songs instantly make me think about the highly influential "The Wake", cleverly combining Factory's up-beat bass lines (Nowhere Left to Go, Imaginary Stars) with jangling bits (Lonely Hall) and those effete noisy walls (Tracks in the Snow, The Turning of the Leaves) reminiscent of The Jesus & Mary Chain. Fabulous work.

==>To watch : the saddening title "Red Fox"

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17/08/2006

The Particles

The Particles : Colour In EP (1979 - Independent Release)

Australian Post-punk ? Apartments, Go-Betweens, Birthday Party, ?

"The Particles existed between 1977 and 1985 and released three great pop singles (the first two were self-released, the last was a very early release for Waterfront Records). Towards the end of their carreer they were being touted as "Sydney's longest running punk band", the irony being that by this time they were completely un-punk...In the late 70's they described themselves as "80's Bubblegum". In the early 80's they toured with the Reels, a very appropriate pairing. Stephen O'Neil, later of The Cannanes, was a member towards the end of the group's existence."

This is taken from the great Compilation "Can't Stop It !", Australian Post Punk 1978-82 (Chapter Music-2005) featuring a fine selection of Aussie bands with previously unreleased tracks, much of them having been forgotten until now. This comp proves how innovative and prolific period it was for the Australian music scene, really stating for the first time its own identity...

Buy it HERE or HERE.

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16/08/2006

 

Check out our latest radio update featuring French Powerpop lost heroes Aujourd'hui Madame, galvanizing combo Twisted Charm, All My Friends' precious pop, Spanish unclassified duo The Pinker Tones, The Hit Parade fabulous comeback, 60's Dutch Icon Bojoura and Harper Lee's pastoral tones.

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14/08/2006

Aujourd'hui Madame

Aujourd'hui Madame : "Des Hommes Modernes" (Best kept Secret)

“Songwriter/guitarist coming from France and soon to settle in Lynchburg, VA, seeks lead singer, lead guitarist or keyboard player (Hammond, Fender Rhodes), bassist, and a drummer, into Teenage Fanclub, The Jam, Pernice Brothers, The Smiths... to start a band in September (would like to do gigs and record). Please go and listen to my current band on: www.myspace.com/aujourdhuimme

This ad is from Philippe Lavergne. This Monsieur is at the origin of many French indie outfits (Les Freluquets, Qu4tre, Herzfeld) and collaborated with lots of artists in the past years (Dominique Dalcan, Concorde Music Club, Bill Pritchard,…). His latest incarnation as “Aujourd’hui Madame” is simply the best French thing I’ve heard for a long time! Their cassette “Des Hommes Modernes” released on Italian label “Best Kept Secret” is a collection of infectious pop songs. So it’s a real shame the band has now been put “on hold” and it’s a shame I couldn’t attend their “Farewell Gig” in Paris on July 12th. No doubt Philippe’s musical sensibility will bloom in the US…“Aujourd’hui Madame” is dead, vive “Aujourd’hui madame”!

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11/08/2006

The Hit Parade

The Return Of The Hit Parade

 

The Hit Parade : “The Return of The Hit Parade” (JSH Records)

The Hit Parade has always kept a unique place in a corner of my teenie-weenie heart, especially for all their early singles compiled in the 88’ sublime “With Love From The Hit Parade” (JSH, Vinyl Japan). After almost 10 years of silence, “London’s n°1 Pop Group” came back in 2003 with some singles and has now completed a full LP called “The Return of The Hit Parade” recorded with Ian Catt (St Etienne). Two songs to be heard and downloaded on their Myspace page. Secret Shine…The Orchids…sweet old days are reappearing. File under 60’s pop…

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09/08/2006

Bikini Party

“Boutique Chic”: Bikini Party (12” - Stereofiction)

 

“Bikini Party” is the second episode of the deliciously kitsch thematical 12”series “Boutique Chic” by Georges Deligny (the famous remixer, producer and composer behind Concorde Music Club and Discover). The result is again 4 outstanding tunes oscillating from electro surf (Vegomatic’s “3 bikinis”) to swing  (Minimatic’s “The Oulatumi Dance”) and from cha cha cha (Deligny’s “Monokini ou Bikini”) to 80’s Disco ( “Gérard et Géraldine” by Barcelona's unclassified duo “The Pinker Tones”), the whole package being paired with this specific "French Touch" attitude and these ace 50's graphics.

The Pinker Tones

Next 12” episodes (Lingerie Fine et Belles Dentelles, Chuut…Maison Close, …) are on their way in the following months and it is said the best moments from the “Boutique Chic” series will be compiled on CD some time in 2007…It’s getting hot in here…gonna dive in the pool…

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07/08/2006

Harper Lee

He Holds A Flame

 

Harper Lee : He Holds a Flame (Matinee - Import)

Since his “Sarah” years with Brighter, Keris Howard never changed his basic modus operandi: pastoral guitars, melancholic lyrics and heartbreaking melodies. His 1999 comeback as “Harper Lee”, in duo with Laura Bridge (ex-Hood) on “Matinee” records, proved his best efforts were not only behind him, 2d  album “Everything’s Going to be ok” being one of  2002 music highlights. After an honourable “All Things can be mended” and Keris’ appearance as bass player for “Trembling Blue Stars” (what a surprise!), “Harper Lee” are back with their newest EP “He Holds a Flame”. I knew the formula wouldn’t change and that’s actually what I was expecting : an upbeat sorrowful title song, a jangly redemption ballad “I could be Wrong”, “William Blake”, a perfect typical HL wistful pop song and “Come rest your weary head“ as a sweet romantic closing. Tissues not included…

==> William Blake

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05/08/2006

Bojoura vs Asha Bhosle

 

Bojoura was a Dutch chanteuse from Den Haag (Holland) discovered in 1967 by Golden Earrings’ George Kooymans. By the end of the sixties, she was the most popular singer in her country where she regularly smashed the polls with some made-to-measure hits, mostly written by Kooymans himself. I just love her deep and melancholic voice and needed to get her compilation CD “Everybody’s Day”. I randomly found it some days ago in the sales section at Fame Music Amsterdam. When listening, I was slightly intriguated by her Donovan’s song “If it’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”, from the movie of the same name (1969), faintly reminding me of something else…from my “exotic” years.

The answer is here :

Yeah, that’s one of the most classic and marvellous Bollywood tunes, taken from the movie “Yaadon Ki Baraat” (1973), written by Indian prolific genious R.D. Burman (the man who modernized Bollywood soundtracks in the 70’s, the golden period of Hindi film music) and sung by his wife, the living Legend Asha Bhosle (who playbacked nearly all movies from the 60's to the 80's). Chronologically and musically, there are evidences Burman has been inspired by Donovan’s song…

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02/08/2006

All my Friends

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All my Friends : all my friends get hung up (unsigned)

 

This talented Glasgow duo, comprised of Garry Hoggan and Alison Eales is not coming from an unidentified black hole. Garry was previously the bassist/organist of California Snow Story, a very promising band who released one EP for Shelflife in 2002 before disappearing (although it seems CSS are now back recording – see the story HERE). Both Garry and Alison also take part in another project called Butcher Boy . This album (their first) is made up of pure, fresh and precious pop sounding a bit like early Club 8 & Acid House Kings stuff, in addition to other stylish and fine-grained numbers à la Jim O'Rourke or Zach Rogue. Bright act ! Now the big question is : WHICH VERY ARTFUL & CLEVER LABEL WILL SIGN THEM ?

==> Count My Blessings

==> More great songs on their Myspace site

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31/07/2006

RVB Transfert

 

RVB Transfert : Images de la scène indépendante française 1978-1991 (Infrastition , Optical Sound - janvier 2006)

 

Entreprise très honorable que d’avoir regroupé sur DVD ces clips rares ou inédits de 48 artistes français des années 80, véritable patchwork d’instantanés d’une époque décidément sombre, très sombre, qu’on cataloguerait illico new wave, afterpunk, növo ou… peu importe…on retiendra surtout ici les émanations des 2 grands labels de l’époque qu’étaient Celluloïd et New Rose. C’est un peu la prolongation en vidéo de l’irréprochable compilation « So Young But So Cold » parue sur Tigersushi, à la nuance près que là où SYBSC était d’une cohérence, d’une qualité et d’une exhaustivité exemplaires, on nous jette ici en pâture du vieux coq et du jeune âne sans autre indice complémentaire... On regrettera également de ne pas retrouver certains autres artistes underground emblématiques comme Charles de Goal, Ilitch, Ruth ou Trisomie 21… Cela dit, on ne boude pas son plaisir en voyant défiler ces images parfois drôles (au 4ème degré), parfois déprimantes (je reste toujours bloqué au 5ème degré), mais toujours très DIY et expérimentales…

 

Sélection de 4 artistes pas pris au hasard :

 

 

Bernard Szajner restera d’abord dans les annales de la musique comme l’inventeur de la harpe laser mais aussi et surtout pour son chef d’œuvre hypnotique et profond de 1980 « Some Deaths take Forever »,  désigné par Carl Craig comme le meilleur album électronique de tous les temps et encensé à l’époque par le NME et le Melody Maker. Szajner est aujourd’hui à nouveau très inspiré puisqu’il sort 4 albums d’un coup, en écoute sur son site. Le clip présent sur le DVD, avec Sapho et Dominique Pinon est d’une malsénité jubilatoire…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jad Wio furent au début des années 80 les maîtres incontestés de la coldwave romantique version française  pour virer ensuite plus glam puis pop rock, avec toujours un sens inné de l’exposition théâtrale et de la classieuse perversion. Denis Bortek a reformé Jad Wio sur scène en 2005 avec en prime un nouvel album. Le titre « Priscillia », en vision ICI, est issu de leur 2d album « Contact » et date de 1989.

Mary Goes Round

Fin des années 80, Mary Goes Round fut un des fleurons du mouvement « Touching Pop » regroupant les héritiers français de la new-wave tels que Asylum Party ou Little Nemo. Très vite pourtant ils s’en sont démarqués en évoluant vers une pop guitare, trouvant leur apogée avec l’album « Mary in Wonderland » sur New Rose en 1991, s’inspirant des Woodentops ou Jesus and Mary Chain. => le mp3 de "L'ami saôulant"

Duo formé du claviériste fou Spatsz et de la très féline Mona Soyoc,  Kas Product, malgré un maniérisme et des chansons parfois surjouées, a marqué toute une frange de la jeunesse française des années 80 et est parvenu non seulement à s’exporter mais aussi  à atteindre une maîtrise des sonorités électro-gothico-frénétiques jamais égalée par la suite dans l’Hexagone.

 

Site à visiter : French New Wave

 

Playlist du DVD :

Achwgha Ney Wodeï « Petit Paul » (1986-2005)  2. Art & Technique « Radio City Deutschland » (1983-2005)  3. Asylum Party (1989-1990)  4. Babel 17 « Come Into Hell And Murder Hate » (1990)  5. Bernard Szajner « The Big Scare » (1984)  6. Clair Obscur « Statues » (1983)  7. Collection d’Arnell-Andrea « Anton’s Death » (1988-2004)  8. Complot Bronswick « Sparks » (1989)  9. Jean-Louis Costes « Belle et cruelle » (1990)  10. Dazibao « Can Ya Ma can » (1988)  11. Déficit Des Années Antérieures « 25 Pièces Sont Vides » (1984)  12. End Of Data « Sarhah » (1984)  13. Etant Donnés « Bleu » (1994)  14. Excès Nocturne « Cauchemars Blafards » (1986)  15. Geins’t Naït « Marinetti » (1987)  16. In Aeternam Vale « Live Lyon Atomic Café » (1984)  17. Jad Wio « Priscilla » (1989)  18. Kas Product « Never Come back » (1981)  19. Kni Crik « O Mana » (1991)  20. La Nomenklatur « Meosta » (1989-1990)  21. Lefdup et Lefdup « Noisy Neighbours » (1982)  22. Les Maîtres « Souvenirs » (1983)  23. Les Tétines Noires « Freaks » (1990)  24. Le Syndicat « Un » (1989)  25. Little Nemo « New Flood » (1989-1990)  26. Lucrate Milk « Nepla Relou » (1982-1983)  27. Marquis de Sade « Set In Motion Memories» (1979)  28. Martin Dupont « It’s So » (1985-2005)  29. Mary Goes Round « Mary’s Garden » (1989-1990)  30. Minimata « Niigata » (1984-2005)  31. MKB Fraction Provisoire « Le Chant Des Hyènes » (1988-1991)  32. Neva « Psykodrame » (1986-1988)  33. New Mixage « Badaboum » (1983)  34. Nini Raviolette « Suis-je Normale ? » (1980-1983)  35. Norma Loy « Black Jesus / We Want » (1989)  36. Nox « Crowd » (1988)  37. Opéra Multi Steel « Un Froid Seul » (1985-1997)  38. Pacific 231 « Live Broadcast Improvisation » (1988-2005)  39. Palo Alto « Aux E.P.E [Fatale Coïncidence] » (1991-2005)  40. Passion Fodder « Blood Thicker Than Love » (1988-1989) 41. Ptôse « Ecraser La Vermine » (1984)  42. Resistance « Across The Ocean » (1989-1990)  43. Rosa-Crvx « Morituri » (1987-1999)  44. The Grief « Daedalus Part 6 » (1991)  45. Un Département « Elisabeth Stresa » (1981)  46. Visible « A Fine Aim In Life » (1983)  47. Vox Populi ! « On fait Comme On a Dit » (1989)  48. X Ray Pop « Alcool » (1985-1986)

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28/07/2006

Twisted Charm

Twisted Charm : “Boring Lifestyles” (single to be released in October on the French label “Because”)

 

Let’s initiate this comeback by kicking our peanut-buttered asses with this very appropriate song, a true support for us to go beyond our post-holiday blues. Twisted Charm’s cynicism couldn’t be better established than with this Mark E. Smith-like sputters, these angry bits of saxophone and this Rottenesque chord range. This band overstimulates me. Gonna kill myself…

 

è more songs on Myspace  è Boring Lifestyles

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