Label: All Night Flight - none Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: France Released: 2023 Genre: Electronic, Pop, Classical, Folk, World, & Country Style: Abstract, Experimental, New Wave, Sound-Collage
Stunning broken art-folk dream music with links to the mystery crew responsible for that adored Nina Harker LP from a couple of years ago.
As soon as the needle drops it’s clear we are jump-cutting straight to the other side of the mirror. Cats purr, a woman sings as if asleep, drum machines stutter and warp and Alvin Lucier is not 'sitting in a room that is not different to the one you are not in now’. If you’re already confused, join the club. But, it’s the good kind of confused, a bewildering experience akin to the first time hearing the Faust Tapes or watching Inland Empire. Wait though, as pigeons coo and the tape machine clunk-clicks a gorgeous weirdo version of Roger's and Hart’s Blue Moon emerges to let you know this isn’t just dada splurge, there’s a genius pop sensibility at work here too. Side two takes us further into the murk with mournful detuned brass, stoned Joan La Barbara-esque vocalese and a droning Farfisa hymn, before ending with another too-tempting snatch of DIY pop. Some of the references are recognisable. All kinds of 70s/80s European art prog - think early Battiato, Pierot Lunaire’s Gudrun, Lucia Bosè and Gregorio Paniagua's Io Pomodoro etc etc. There’s a strong whiff of 90s us goof-off surrealism too- Bongwater, Siltbreeze, Royal Trux’s Twin infinitives, the damaged folkier side of Alastair Galbraith, Half-Japanese, early Beck even all feel relevant.
Like an oddball group of friends you might meet by chance and end up weirding-out with for days, the minds behind this deliciously odd music allow you to stay for a while in their strange subcultural world. You might not want to live here forever but a short trip, while it lasts, rewires your brain for the better.. (Mint / New - with free DL - shops pls get in touch for wholesale)
A1 - ありがとう A2 - La Tempesta A3 - I’m not sitting in a room A4 - Blue Moon A5 - Kedith Shea A6 - La Lumaca
B1 - ありがとう B2 - La Tempesta B3 - I’m not sitting in a room B4 - Blue Moon B5 - Kedith Shea B6 - La Lumaca
Played, written, recorded and glued at home and on the road by Apolline Schöser & Thomas Coquelet Mixed by: Manuel Duval & Thomas Coquelet Mastering: Marlon Wolterink Typographies et maquettes: Apolline Schöser
In co-production with :
- Aguirre (BE) - Animal Biscuit (FR) - BeCoq (FR) - El Muelle 1931 (ES) - La République des Granges (FR) - U-Bac (DE)