Penguin Presents… Dirty French Psychedelics
Hey all, this is an album I bought not so long ago. I’m waiting for a different cd to come in to review also, but this is just as good.
Dirty French Psychedelics was compiled by dirty sound system – the people behind Pilooski’s edits (godly!) and Dirty Space Disco (disappointing for the most part). The songs in the link give you the meat of the album, although the order gives a different feel of the album and thus won’t ruin it.
As the title hints, the songs compiled are older, french and psychedelic. Good stuff indeed.
This is an amazing song by itself. A traditional french songstress with a beautiful voice. Some tense music plays in the background. Strong, raw and passionate.
A prelude to modern ambient music. Although instead of using a 7 year old computer and a cracked version of fruity loops, you hear some pleasant analog synths.
A beautiful track perfect for the end of the CD. It speaks for itself.
Psyche just wouldn’t be psyche without songs about drugs. Alain sings a line or two in french, mentions other drugs and goes on to sing about speed with little changes in meaning. The music starts as a slow song, gets more upbeat and finally we hear some classical rock songs (with a bit of distortion!)
+1 for the distorted bass. This definitely has a psyche feel to it.
Possibly my favourite song of the whole album. A monologue in french with background guitar chords that feel as if the would hit the tonic note soon, but they never do. Simple yet effective.
Overall, its a great album with many colourful sides to it. Even if you don’t speak french, you can definitely enjoy some far-our classic psyche. The thing I love about this album, is that it shows that many other countries were involved with the whole psychedelic era.Penguin Psychedelics – more to come soon!
1. Ferber Endormi
2. Aventures Extraordinaires d’Un Billet de Banque – Bernard Lavilliers
3. Pleut – Brigitte Fontaine
4. Long Song for Zelda – Dashiell Hedayat
5. Cortex a
6. Looking for You – Nino Ferrer
7. Tape Tape Tape
8. Be Quiet
9. Speed My Speed – Alain Kan
10. Frite Équatoriale
11. Fin de La Vie, Le Début de La Survivance
12. Sunny Road to Salina
14. Utopia [from Les Gants Blancs du Diable]
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Thank you Penguin! More to come, indeed!
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