Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
who's that girl?ELSA LAURENT - QUAND ON S'APPELLE ELSA
another nightime find - slow, sexy and very cool. released in the late 60's - possibly 66. very nice indeed!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
katherine the greatkatherine gilly - je nai pas l'age de vous aimer
blowupdoll buddy 'nightime' sent me this - and it is pure doll. beautiful and breathy - reminiscent of leonie. katherine wrote the song and released it in 74.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
for those of you who don't know olof - let me introduce you; think an icelandic vashti - folky (in a good way!), tender and simple. anyway, she needs your help - go to pledgethis to help her campaign to release her new album 'sudden elevation'. listen and love!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
the title track with its simple piano rift and with echos of' 'message personnel' (as she talks through much of it) gets it off to a good start then the next song HAS NO TUNE WHATSOEVER - to sum it up in one word would be 'dirge'. 'mal au coeur' at least has a tune but it reminds me of the dullest of francoise in the late 70s/early 80s. 'normandia' is one of the better songs - it feels like francoise in the better part of the 70s. the album is full of very simple piano melodies and this song makes good use of that. 'pourquoi vous' took time to like but now I really like it's gentleness. track 8, again keeps on with the simplistic piano motif with a familiar classic late 70s vibe. there are two main trains of thought i have when listening the album, the first , and I quote mama cass here ; "i'm waiting for a song that never comes" - many of the songs dont go anywhere, i keep waiting for them to do something, to pick up the pace or the melody but they just don't. the second thought is that at times she sounds bit like marianne faithful from the 80s - you can hear her age on this album, i'm not saying that's necessarily a bad thing - it just seems to impact on her vocal range.
the album isn't awful, just very very disappointing.
what are your views?!
the passion of the vartanSYLVIE VARTAN - LE TESTAMENT
for me, this is sylvie at her best; full of drama, passion and emotion!