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La Femme – Mystere (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

La Femme – Mystère (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:14:30 minutes | 804 MB | Genre: French Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz  | Digital Booklet | © Disque Pointu

La Femme is a French krautrock and psych-punk rock band established by keyboard player Marlon Magnée and guitarist Sacha Got in Biarritz. Many members joined in later including bass player Sam Lefevre, drummer Noé Delmas and Lucas Nunez from Paris. The group was named La Femme in 2010. The band got to know the lead singer Clémence Quélennec on the internet. Other members include Clara Luciani, Jane Peynot and Marilou Chollet. The band’s music is described as synthetic and hypnotic influenced by Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and mix of coldwave, punk and yéyé. “Mystère” is the band’s second full-lenght album.

For the non-Francophone, at least, La Femme’s second album lives up to its title. Mystère – delivered in blank, affectless voices, by male and female voices – is an alluring grab-bag of styles, from synthpop to surf-rock to Stereolabish indie motorik, to near-baroque guitar picking, to faux-Morricone western soundtracks, to an almost pastoral psychedelia. The stylistic range is wide enough to keep Mystère varied, and to stave off boredom – despite the album being about 20 minutes too long – but its parameters are also logical enough that each song sounds like it follows naturally from the last, rather than being a jarring leap. Goodness knows what they’re singing about, though that’s very much my fault rather than theirs; in any case, it doesn’t matter when the music this expertly conceived: it’s recognisably the work of an indie band, but not one constrained by preconceived notions of what indie must be, and it’s well worth your time.

01 – Sphynx
02 – Le Vide Est Ton Nouveau Prénom
03 – Où Va Le Monde
04 – Septembre
05 – Tatiana
06 – Conversations Nocturnes
07 – S.S.D
08 – Exorciseur
09 – Elle Ne T’Aime Pas
10 – Mycose
11 – Tueur De Fleurs
12 – Al Warda
13 – Psyzook
14 – Le Chemin
15 – Vagues
16 – Always In The Sun [Bonus Track]


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