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French — LPs

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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KennlischKennlisch ... LP
Le Kiosque D'Orphee/Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
A wonderfully weird French album from the 70s – and like some of the other underground greats of the scene at the time, a record that feels very much out of step with the rest of the world! Kennlisch are the duo of brothers Jean-Francois and Philippe Machery – the former of whom plays guitar, while the latter handles more guitar, plus voice and lots of cool work on moog satellite too – an instrument used to bring in some really wonderful currents of sound – sometimes spacey moments, sometimes just light inflections – but all in ways that give the set a very unique flavor, and not prog, folk, or anything else we can think of. Titles include "Improvisation", "Marie", "Sensation", "Ouverture", "Kennlisch", and "Pour Maurice". (Rock, French) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – in a silkscreened sleeve! Includes bonus book of notes, too.)

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✨✧ Annie GirardotVivre Pour Vivre ... LP
Polydor/Universal (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy record from the lovely Annie Girardot – done at a time when she was appearing onscreen in the Claude Lelouch film that's named in the title, but steps out here in an even wider range of modes than we might expect! The arrangements are great – handled by Maurice Vander and Roland Vincent – with a vibe that mixes 60s French pop with some more sophisticated soundtrack modes – sometimes with Girardot speaking in addition to singing – and, as with Jeanne Moreau on her Polydor album from the same time, coming across at a level that's a real revelation if you only know her from films. The set features a fair bit of original songs – many penned by Francoise Dorin with Jean Loup Chauby – and titles include "Bons Baisers", "Oui Non", "Mon Prince", "IBM", "Dans Une Glace", "A N'En Plus Finir", "La Chanson Empoisonnee", "Isalaide", and a nice take on "Vivre Pour Vivre". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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