Chantal Goya - Les Années 60
Chantal needs no introduction to readers of this blog, really, other than to say that if you haven't seen Masculin Feminin, what are you waiting for?
jeudi 30 août 2007
lundi 27 août 2007
Les Fleurs de Pavot - S/T (1968)
This is considered to be one of the finest French psych records out there, and rightly so. Les Fleurs de Pavot were far from being actual hippies, however--their image was created by their Svengali, Jean-Pierre Rawson, in an exploitative effort that was rather typical of the era. The band had issued several EP's as the serviceable beat quintet Les Bourgeois de Calais before Rawson decided that transforming them into hippie freaks (one of them was supposedly named Jesus and from San Francisco) was the way to go. The album was produced by the unbelievable dream team of Jean-Claude Vannier and Bernard Estardy, and it shows...the arrangements are brilliant, the lyrics reference drugs as often as possible, and the atmosphere is highly lysergic. This album doesn't need drugs to be enjoyed--nay, this album IS drugs.
Publié par Pedal à 8:48 PM
(Drugburn is going to begin posting full albums. This is the first. I look forward to posting the finest French albums I have in the realms of prog, psychedelia, experimental music, nouvelle scène, and more in the future.)
Florent Marchet - Gargilesse
Phantasmagoric modern French pop from one of the biggest (albeit underrated) talents of the nouvelle scène, Florent Marchet. His music is dreamy and beautifully crafted with a slightly psychedelic vibe similar to some of my other favorites like Pierre Bondu and Albin de la Simone.
Here is the video for "Rio Baril," the title track from his most recent album:
Publié par Pedal à 8:27 PM