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Nouvelle Vague - Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague
LP | 2004 | EU | Reissue (Kwaidan)
18,89 €* 20,99 € -10%
Release:2004 / EU – Reissue
"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
LP | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Kwaidan)
20,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
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.
Nouvelle Vague - I Could Be Happy
Nouvelle Vague - Bande A Part
Nouvelle Vague
Bande A Part
LP | 2006 | EU | Reissue (Kwaidan)
20,99 €*
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
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.
La Feline - Triomphe
Liset Alea of Nouvelle Vague - Heart-Headed
Brisa Roche - Invisible 1
Jay-Jay Johanson - Opium
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