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XClassic sounds from France -- a mix of chanson, French pop, Saravah sounds, and more -- work from Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Fontaine, France Gall, and others!



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Keren AnnNolita ... CD
EMI, 2004. Used ... $3.99
A real departure for French singer Keren Ann – the first album recorded without support from producer Benjamin Biolay, in a style that marks a whole new sound for Keren! The approach is similar to earlier work – mellow, breathy, and soulful – but there's less electronics, and more of a focus on the small group playing and guitar work that backs Keren up. There's a nice acoustic element to the set that comes as a real surprise, and which perfectly matches the moody and contemplative vocal approach that we've always loved in Keren's work. Titles include "Que N'Ai Je", "L'Onde Amere", "Nolita", "Song Of Alice", "For You & I", "Roses & Hips", and "One Day Without". CD
(Out of print.)

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Francois De RoubaixFrancois De Roubaix Anthologie Vol 1 ... CD
Play Time (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
Incredible soundtrack work! We know little or nothing about Francois De Roubaix, and the films these tracks are from are even more obscure – but trust us, this is a great set of tracks! De Roubaix follows in a tradition of strange baroque arrangements that's vaguely similar to early work by Michel Colombier, with touches of romanticism from Francis Lai – but it's got a strange twist that's all its own. These tracks feature odd bits of electronics, weird guitar parts, haunting woodwind passages – and almost always, a commitment to keen melody and inventive instrumentation. A few cuts are a bit cheesy, but others are jaw-droppingly fresh – and are some of the best soundtrack work we've been exposed to in a long time. There's a total of 35 cuts in all – with tracks from the films Chapi-Chapo, Les Aventuriers, Commissaire Moulin, Tante Zita, Sial IV, and Le Provocateur. (Soundtracks, French) CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition.)

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Francois De RoubaixLe Saut De'Lange/Les Anges ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful score from the legendary Francois De Roubaix – a soundtrack that has a bit less electronics than some of his famous records, but a sound that's completely amazing all the way through! Francois has this incredible ear for sonic textures – so that he can pull out unusual frequencies from a piano or keyboard line, or some odd passage from a woodwind – then put them together with a really unique sense of timing and space, which seems to make each great element resonate even more strongly with the others! There's a slow-stepping brilliance to the whole thing that really makes for a lot, even in the short space of the soundtrack – and titles include "Drive In" and "Le Saut De L'Ange", in a few variations – plus the tracks "Les Anges" and "Larry", from a 45 release from 1973. (Soundtracks, French) CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Pascal ComeladeRocanrolorama 1974 to 2016 (6CD set) ... CD
Because (France), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Experimental pop, electronic instrumentals, postmodern pastiche, and lots lots more – all served up in this massive 6CD collection of work from Pascal Comelade! Comelade's been making music since the mid 70s – always with a quickly-creative, genre-shaking style that maybe puts him in the legacy of some of the most creative artists on the Saravah label at the start of the 70s, or maybe some of the cool projects from the Nato/Chabada label in the 80s – that special French scene where art-based projects are never too "high", and where the shock of the new never gets in the way of more playful passages or melodic moments. Comelade never cracked the scene on these shores that strongly, which makes this huge collection almost a fresh discovery of his genius – a package that features 6CDs, 163 songs, and big booklet of notes with a look that's as artistic as the cover! CD
(Numbered/limited edition of 1000 copies!)

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