ALKA - LA PREMIER FOIS
here's an edited version of the review i wrote for filles sourires: benjamin biolay has his hands all over the album, writing and producing the majority of it. alkas breathy voice is very reminiscent of 70s jane birkin or 80s isabelle adjani – essentially that means breathy, almost orgasmic. at times it sounds like it could actually be a serge and jane lost classic. as well as the more obvious comparisons to the gainsbourg girls – the album sounds current- there’s a sedated electronica vibe, so it feels fresh yet familiar. the final track is a cover of france galls 'les gen bien eleves' ’ – very cute and a great way to end her first album. if you like her – and let’s be honest, what’s not to like here? i’d definitely recommend seeking out a song not featured on the album called 'affaire classee' that she recorded with chateau marmont.