We were discussing this on the "sexuality" thread but I think it deserves its own thread (and I don't think there's one already... haven't found it anyway).
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
First single : Cochon Ville
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
So, I didn't expect much from this pseudo sect project and the first things I heard weren't very convincing... but I got to like "Cochon" and now that I've carefully listened to the whole album, I have to say I find it pretty good and interesting... Of course, it will take a little more time to digest this very baroque opus with all its excesses but I think I will enjoy this a lot !
First highlight, the "coiffeurs" part in "against the law" !
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
the video for cochon ville is incredibly repulsive and i'm sure it's meant to be but still (also i can't remember the song 2 seconds after the video's over)
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
ahah, yeah, it's not really a song. more like a dancefloor groove.but as I've already said on the other thread, the synth riff is an earworm !I also really like the sound of the bass and funky guitars.but there are much better tracks on the album, thank (blue) god ! although nothing as good as "roche" or "l'amour et la violence", from "sexuality", so far.
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
As I already said in the other thread I was a bit disappointed with this when I first heard it but after a few more plays it has really grown on me. Against The Law is indeed the highlight, the last few minutes are just stunning.
Still think it could do with a bit more varity at times but on the whole it's a really beautiful record.
As for Cochon I'm not sure if I really get the video. I love his facial expressions but it does seem to just go for the shock value and not much else. I love the song itself, agree that the synth line is so catchy.
― Kitchen Person, Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kitchen Person, do you understand what he says in french on the "coiffeur" part in Against the Law ? it actually made me lol in my bed when I first listened to it this morning !agreed with the slight lack of variety although my first impression when I heard parts of it a few days ago was that it was even less varied than it is ! and thinking about this, I'm not sure sexuality was more varied. both albums have a kind of production/arrangements guideline and kinda move around it, more or less.Cochon : I guess it's not necessary to overthink the video !
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
Actually no I don't understand what he's saying and abviously that goes for most of his work. What does he say?
The thing with the lack of varity is it's really obvious on the first three tracks. I remember seeing the Pipito Bleu video earlier in the year and thinking I'd love to hear how it goes into the next track on the album. When I actually listened to that moment I was so underwhelmed when The Colour of Your Mind started with that same plodding beat. That might actually be my least favourite track on the album. Cochon would work better as the second song maybe?
I guess you're right some of the songs on Sexuality are quite similar. I actually really didn't like that album at first, I had it in a plie of things to sell and threw it on for one last go and it just clicked big time.
Really happy this has clicked with me a bit more. I just wish there were more people around like him. Don't suppose you have any suggestions of people who are similar at all?
― Kitchen Person, Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
at one point he's saying "hairdresser for him... for her... for him... but what does it mean this hairdresser thing, it's nonsense ! yes, but it's beautiful !"Funny, colour of your mind is one of my favorite tracks so far !Have you heard his previous albums ? some pretty weird stuff. and some brilliant !
otherwise, it's funny because listening to this made me think of one of my friends, Wilfried* : http://www.facebook.com/wilfried.etoile
my favorite song of his is : http://www.myspace.com/wilfriedparis#!/wilfriedparis/music/songs/qui-est-avec-moi-26068953
and this track was produced by another guy I really like, Arnaud Fleurent Didier : http://www.lamusiquedufilm.com/
my favorite song by him :
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
They are VERY different but just all kinda linked in the small paris'scene !
― AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Thanks for the recommendations. Really liked France Culture, will check out the others later. His album seems to be pretty cheap here on Amazon, might be worth a shot.
I'm a big fan of Politics especially La Ritournelle (probably my favourite song of the last ten years) and Broadway. I didn't really like the first album at all. I really like a lot of the stuff on the Universe compilation, shows a different side to him.
Those lyrics about the hairdresser are great. I showed that live clip of him doing L'amour et la violence to my girlfriend the other day, she did a bit of translation on it for me. It was really interesting hearing what he was singing about.
― Kitchen Person, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
"L'Amour et La Violence" has about two lines in total, right? Always thought it was a fantastic song let down by half-assed lyrics tbh.
― You always tell me: "Perhacs Perhacs Perhacs" (seandalai), Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah she said it was mainly the same lines repeated over and over something about his adolescence, then love and violence. It was just cool hearing what it was after listening to that song so many times.
― Kitchen Person, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tell me what you're thinking / love and violence iirc
― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dis moi ce que tu penses, De ma vie, de mon adolescence, Dis moi ce que tu penses, Moi j'aime aussi l'amour et la violence
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh i forgot the second line haha.
― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
i dunno about this one guys
― brony ver (s1ocki), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:59 (11 months ago) Permalink
This has grown on me almost everytime I've played it. I went from thinking it was a real disappointment to it being one of my albums of the year.
― Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:51 (11 months ago) Permalink
seems it has gone largely unnoticed
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:22 (11 months ago) Permalink
not on Spotify yet :(
― recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:25 (11 months ago) Permalink
― lag∞n, Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:13 (10 months ago) Permalink
― conrad, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:59 (8 months ago) Permalink
― thistle supporter (mcoll), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 04:31 (8 months ago) Permalink
yeah it's got some eternal melodies on it. feels like an isabel marant distressed leather jacket worn by charlotte gainsbourg in understated brunette natural rightness
― no fear, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:28 (8 months ago) Permalink
holy shit "My Poseidon"
― muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 02:25 (8 months ago) Permalink
Glad this album is getting a good reaction, I've been enjoying it more and more through the year. Above The Law is still the one that's doing it for me.
― Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 02:34 (8 months ago) Permalink
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 04:19 (8 months ago) Permalink
― no fear, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 15:41 (8 months ago) Permalink
"My Poseidon" was apparently produced by Guy-Man of Daft Punk, which explains the contrast with the rest of the album (which is also fucking awesome, just not quite so much).
― muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Thursday, 6 September 2012 00:50 (8 months ago) Permalink