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Classic 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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CamilleLe Fil ... CD
Narada, 2005. Used ... $4.99
A lovely set of modern French work from Camille – done in a style that mixes the earthy with the electronic – in a way that's vaguely reminiscent of the modes used by Benjamin Biolay or Keren Ann, but which has a spirit that's clearly its own as well! Camille has a very strong vocal presence on the set – breathy and intimate one moment, but deeply soulful the next – in a way that's especially resonant with the more acoustic elements on the album, and which produces a really compelling sound overall. There's a criss-crossing of modes here that almost seems to borrow inspiration from some of the recent Trama generation in Brazil – but the overall presentation is quite specifically French, and extremely poetic as well. Titles include "Vous", "Assise", "Baby Carni Bird", "Senza", "Janine II", "Vertige", "Au Port", and "Pale Septembre". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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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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Anne PigalleEverything Could Be So Perfect (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
ZTT (Japan), 1985. Used ... $11.99
One of the more unusual albums on ZTT from the 80s, but one of the most compelling too – the only full length set we've ever seen from singer Anne Pigalle, a vocalist who moves easily between French and English lyrics, in a lush summation of the best continental pop of the time! The sound is a lot less electronic than usual for ZTT – orchestrations arranged by Richard Niles, topped with great work on piano and organ from Nick Plytas – all to set up Anne's breathy vocals with an early 80s new romantic take on French chanson. There's a nicely world-weary feel to the whole thing, one that makes for a bit more depth of feeling than usual for ZTT – and titles include "The 1000 Colours Waltz", "He Stranger", "Looking For Love", "Why Does It Have To Be This Way", "A Crack In The Ocean", and "Via Vagabond". CD also features great bonus tracks too – "He Stranger (parts 1 & 2)", "Johnny", "Stranger Than Fiction", "Faut-Il Vraiment Que Ce Soit Comme Ca", "Like We Do", and "Why Does It Have To Be This Way (piano version)". CD
(Includes obi!)
 
 
 



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