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Playlist 24.11.09

Featured: Interview with GaBLé

Tracks 

- Alain Souchon: La Ballade de Jim
 

 

- La Feline: Three Graces
 
 
Taken from a debut EP from a highly promising group. The PR has them as a cross between Christophe and Jacno. It's a kind of 'fire and ice' sound, where Morricone meets tingle-inducing synth sounds. Very nice. www.myspace.com/lafeline
 

- Lady & Bird: Ghost from the Past

From the album 'La Ballade of Lady & Bird: A Project By Keren Ann Zeidel & Bardi Johannssom', which was recorded live in Rejkjavik by the National Radio Of Iceland on June 5th 2008. We managed to play a track without Keren Ann actually singing on it - so largely un-French. Ah well! She was probably skulking around on stage somewhere.

www.myspace.com/ladyandbirdband
 
- Gonzales: Slow Down (Minitel Rose Fast Dance Remix)
 
 
Hot off the press, a new remix of this honorary Frenchman by Valérie collective members Minitel Rose.
 
- Ferry 'Rock' Barendse: T’a L’Bonjour d’Alfred
 
A selection from this.
 
- Majiker: Guillotine
 
Not really French either, but a regular collaborator with Camille and based in Paris. This is from his debut album 'Body-Piano-Machine'. Those who have seen him with Camille on stage won't be too surprised that he makes lots of noises with his mouth. www.myspace.com/majiker
 
- François and the Atlas Mountains: Do You Do
 
A forthcoming session guest on Rockfort, François Marry arrived in Bristol as a French assistant and ended up collaborating with a whole host of local musicians. A lovely, bucolic track from the album 'Plaine Inondable'. www.kidfrancois.com
 
- Melanie Pain: Sans L’Ombre de Toi
 
From the Nouvelle Vague singer's debut, 'My Name'. Read our interview with her here.