Handily, they're the first five on the album, suggesting either that we share the Housse boys' tastes vis a vis sequencing, or that they simply ran out of steam. Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne. The first five tracks are amazing, after which it palls a little. Roman, the single, could be about Polanski or Coppola, but who cares because this is utterly gorgeous Phoenix-ish pop, one of the highest compliments you can pay a band, French or otherwise. Tell you what, we'll point out the best tracks, and you can download them when they're made available later this summer.
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It did us, anyway. Who have been your new romqn of the year so far? Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne. Two French boys who started out as session musicians for Racet and Phoenix, they got their break when they hooked up with the famous at least in " French touch " terms Philippe Zdar, the Parisian producer and one half of Cassius. Handily, they're the first five on the album, dee either that we share the Housse boys' tastes vis a vis sequencing, or that they simply ran out of steam.
Apocalypso has a stop-start rhythm that probably has a technical name, reminiscent of an old-style dance like the fandango or something. Chateau is another goodie: The rest of the album, the final six tracks, are OK — the title cut is a wannabe movie theme with shades of Moroder's Rmoan Theme from Midnight ExpressAriane is another prog-ish one, Les Hommes et les Femmes is like sub-par early New Order, and Aquarium is generic 80s new wave dance pop for men with rolled-up leather jacket sleeves and bad moustaches cruising bars for "holiday intimacy", a euphemism we just made up but are sure will catch on.
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Or at least, it's half an album of the half-year. Their best stuff's as good as Phoenix — ain't no hyperbole higher. Opener Human Nature is like a prog-rock A-ha that builds to a rousing climax. But those first five tracks are so great, we'd recommend buying the whole lot if only to bankroll Housse de Racket's third collection.
Housse De Racket released an album in called Forty Love, and we're so impressed we might just dig it out.
Phoenix, Tahiti 80, Cassius, New Order. Topics Dance music New band of the week. Hanging round studios with the people behind Air, Cassius and Phoenix has paid off: Crop up on the next Sofia Coppola movie soundtrack.
Rmoan the first 20 minutes are so fine it's not as though you'll want to pay half the price. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
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The first five tracks are amazing, after which it palls a little. And when the chorus starts — strikes you with its powerfully shimmering production — it will make you rracket. Alesia sounds like the sum of those influences, with some of the ambient textures of the first, disco lustre of the second, and pop nous of the third.
Roman, the single, could be about Polanski or Coppola, but who cares because dde is utterly gorgeous Phoenix-ish pop, one of the highest compliments you can pay a band, French or otherwise.
It's an album of the half-year. Tell you what, we'll point out the best tracks, and you can download them when they're made available later this summer.
Housse de Racket
And we'd definitely put Housse De Racket in there. And now here they are, with a second LP, Alesia, all brilliant, buoyant melodies like only the French know how to make them, lighter than air, or for that matter Air. By track five, Chorus, we've decided Housse De Racket are the best of the French acts we've done since this column was born, and yes, that includes Sliimythe strange gentleman who specialised in Day-Glo ditties for kiddies.
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