The new Turzi 'solo' album, released under the name Turzi Électronique Expérience, gets its physical release today, 12 Septemer. Education is an album of electronic motorik pop produced by Pilooski. We particularly like the dreamy, enveloping 'Enfance'. You can listen to it in its entirety here, read our interview with him here and the Rockfort Quietus column here.
Camille is back with a new album in October and a live show at Hackney Empire on 3 November. The self-produced record, featuring songs largely in French, is called Ilo Veyou and, according to Wears the Trousers, was recorded in three church chapels and the 12th-century Noirlac Abbey.
The new Rockfort column is up on The Quietus website and features an interview with nomadic psych-rocker High Wolf.
In July's Rockfort column on The Quietus, David McKenna takes in the sights and sounds of this year's Les Francofolies de La Rochelle festival, bumps into Ségolène Royal, muses on Simon Reynolds' Retromania and catches a David Guetta downpour.
Zooey - the duo of Adam Kesher's Matthieu Beck and Monade's Marie Merlet, who also make music together as Lisbonne - release a new four-track EP, Time to Meet Outside, on 25 July. More electronic than Lisbonne, the songs, feature gently burbling synths, samples and cooing harmonies, the perfect soundtrack to romantic summer evenings. Go here for a listen and more info.
The June Rockfort column is now online over at The Quietus and features an interview with part-time cinema projectionist Orval Carlos Sibelius about his new album 'Recovery Tapes' and a little tribute to Holden, who have recently released a 'Best Of' to mark 15 years of making increasingly lovely albums.
Malian rapper Amkoullel, mentioned in the Rockfort feature about the new wave of African hip-hop, is playing two gigs in the UK this month, firstly at the Africa Oyé festival at Sefton Park in Liverpool 18-19 June, and then at MOMO in London on 21 June. A star in his own country as a musician, TV presenter, video director, actor and producer, Amkoullel raps in French, Bamanan and English. You can get a taster here.
At this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, artists from Rennes will perform live soundtracks for five different films. The 'Silent to Loud' project is being overseen by guitarist Olivier Mellano (Laetitia Shériff, Bed, Mobiil) who will provide music for Spielberg's 'Duel'. The others are: Roberto Rodriguez's 'Desperado' by Bikini Machine; 'Mad Max' by Montgomery, Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies by Laetitia Shériff and NeirdA et Z3ro doing an episode of The Prisoner. The events run from 19-24 June.
The first major UK retrospective of French composer Elian Radigue's work is taking place in London from 12-26 June. The multi-venue event, 'Triptych: The Music of Eliane Radigue', includes performances of classical electronic pieces in St Stephen's Church in Walbrook and compositions for acoustic instruments in Christ Church, Spitalfields. There will also be an introductory event at Cafe Oto in Dalston, and installation works can be heard on 'acoustic beds' designed by artist Kaffe Matthews. More info, lncluding a short film about the event, can be found here.