Three albums released earlier this year had to be shared here. So there are the flashes we give them.
LE SILENCE ET L’EAU – JEAN-BAPTISTE SOULARD
Poetic to the tip of his fingers, Jean-Baptiste Soulard is proposing a sweet and beautiful musical synthesis of what’s the moment of winter and spring feels like. Light and fresh, Le Silence de l’eau is also an assertive album. The voices coming together naturally, we are attentive as we listen Raphaël Personnaz’s on Asile, Bessa’s with Soulard’s on Le Grand Baïkal or Soulard’s, alone, on Cerbère. Sober and superb.
CAMOUFLAGE – ALASKA GOLD RUSH
Alaska Gold Rush’s chill rock album Camouflage is not merely blending with the musical landscape by taking the same colours and shapes. Why? Well, it is unique enough for us to see it in the crowd. The voice is relaxed and soft, the riffs round and the echoes dreamlike. There’s a lot to be discovered. We get like a natural effect, the sensation of great open space and the feeling of something changing as Playground, Record Machine or Movie are playing. To be discovered now.
MONDIAL STÉRÉO – LES HURLEMENTS D’LÉO
Mondial Stéréo is a massive family house in which each room is made of a new song. The family members are coming from further than the band Les Hurlements d’Léo. They have many cousins, brothers and sisters here too. Aldebert, Les Ogres de Barback, Féloche, Babylon Circus, Sergent Garcia… some names we know quite well and with whom tracks like On met les voiles and Léo are enhanced, grow and resonate like no other. An essential album to get for French music lovers.
Grand Baïkal – Jean-Baptiste Soulard
Camouflage – Alaska Gold Rush
On met les voiles – Les Hurlements d’Léo