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Nouvelle Vague - Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague
LP | 2004 | EU | Reissue (Kwaidan)
20,99 €*
Release:2004 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
"Nouvelle Vague" which translates to new wave in English, & bossa nova in Portuguese revisits a number of both Marc and Olivier's favourite tracks from the early eighties, taking in bands such as The Clash, Joy Division, and the Cure.Their idea was to forget the initial punk or new wave background of each song, keep simple fundamental chords, & work with young female vocalists (six French, one Brazilian and one New Yorker) who had never heard the original versions. The result is thirteen expertly curated cover versions in a stunning combination of bossa nova, jazz and sixties pop - Imagine the cocktail hour smooch of Astrid Gilberto, or Juliet Greco’s Rive Gauche croon - but from a darker, stranger parallel universe. Yes, in theory, it might have been a novelty - even gimmicky - idea, but forget about that (as anyone who gets swept along by the album’s hypnotic opening inevitably will). Instead, leave your prejudices at the door, turn the volume up, sit back and prepare to swoon.
Nouvelle Vague - 3
Nouvelle Vague
3
LP | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Kwaidan)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
By its nature, novelty works best the fewer times it is experienced. Nouvelle Vague attempt to buck that rule with 3, its third album of post-punk and new wave covers filtered through a French pop sensibility. The new album boasts tracks originally performed by several post-punk/new wave heavy hitters, including Depeche Mode (“Master and Servant”), Echo and the Bunnymen (“All My Colours”), the Go-Go’s (“Our Lips Are Sealed”), Talking Heads (“Road to Nowhere”), and the Police (“So Lonely”). As in previous albums, the group expands its repertoire slightly to encompass the odd first wave punk and early alternative rock tunes, in this case the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen” and Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun”, respectively.In order to add some freshness to this latest endeavor, Nouvelle Vague (masterminded by French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, and fronted by a bevy of honey-voiced chanteuses) incorporates more American styles into its approach (particularly blues and country). Those who are fond of the bossa nova and jazz stylings of the previous albums will still find several tracks that trade in those genres, however. More striking are the guest appearances by some of Collin and Libaux’s musical inspirations: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch, the Specials’ Terry Hall, and Barry Adamson of Magazine.
Joon Moon - Moonshine Corner
Joon Moon
Moonshine Corner
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Kwaidan)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.09.2017
As 2015 was wrapping up, an unknown outfit called Joon Moon took the music world by surprise with its first single Chess. The four cuts on the Call Me EP, a beguiling mix of pop and soul, electronic music and jazz, melancholy and elegy, heralded a forthcoming album that was bound to leave a blast radius on landing. And while the name and vibe of the project evokes a purple veloured, oldHollywood universe, Joon Moon was borne out of a resolutely contemporary meeting of the minds - the kind the can only happen amidst our jetsetting music scene. After ten years of touring the world playing double bass with Marc Collin's Nouvelle Vague ensemble, alongside excursions into house music on the Yellow Productions Art of Disco compilations, not to mention co-producing Florent Marchet's Bamby Galaxy album, it was time for songwriter/producer/renaissance man Julien Decoret to dedicate his heart and soul to a new challenge. With Raphaël Chassin, (Hugh Coltman, Vanessa Paradis, Pauline Croze) on drums, helping out with the production and arrangements, and Sébastien Trouvé as sound engineer, Decoret set out on his retromodern Joon Moon mission, laying out the contours of a world where trip-hop, jazz, soul and electronic music live side by side, sharing their joys and sorrows. The only missing element was that one last bit of magic, a voice that could take the project to ever-loftier heights. Enter Krystle Warren. She had worked with Rufus Wainwright, and Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, and had made forays into house music herself by providing vocals to two cuts off Hercules and Love Affair's, The Feast of the Broken Heart. That's not even mentioning her own band, Krystle Warren and The Faculty - and its three albums - which display her impressive grasp of soul music, folk, blues... Joon Moon's first album Moonshine Corner, which stole part of its name from an Austin watering hole that had become a haunt during its first American mini-tour, is the sound of four people meeting at an unlikely crossroads named Melancholy. Recorded using modern studio techniques along with vintage 60s and 70s instruments, Moonshine Corner places its chips on a subtly modern vibe through twelve lovelorn tracks that weave themselves around pop and trip hop, folk and soul, jazz licks and electronic washes, digging their own groove in the river bed dug by years and years of exposure to Radiohead, Neil Young, and Zero 7. Joon Moon is also, lest we forget, a project that takes on its full magnitude on stage. The barebones live setup (drums, piano) allows Krystle's powerful voice to fill the space, swaying from nervy to more subdued laments, hopping around tessitura in the blink of an eye. Consider the live french version of Radiohead's I Might Be Wrong, which transports you to the fictional smoky jazz club where forgotten, old 50s star Joon Moon holds court behind the microphone.
Nouvelle Vague - Bande A Part
Nouvelle Vague
Bande A Part
LP | 2006 | EU | Reissue (Kwaidan)
20,99 €*
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Pop
The French producers' second album of 80s covers in a bossa nova style tackles Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" and Bauhaus' "Bella Lugosi's Dead", among other new wave and post-punk classics.
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Nouvelle Vague - I Could Be Happy
Brisa Roche - Invisible 1
Jay-Jay Johanson - Opium
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