Day 10 of the #lamfrecordchallenge - A hidden gem
I couldn't pick just one, all of Benjamin Biolay's records are hidden gems, because I don't know anyone who is into the music of this contemporary MASTER. This situation has to change!
To limit Biolay on one genre wouldn't do him justice, it's substantial, modern chanson without all the annoying aspects of french chanson. It's pop, it's rock'n'roll, it's modern hip-hop. Beautiful, great songwriting that is often enough absolutely negative or dramatic, which is what I just need from time to time. He's the Joan Collins of chanson and occupies the throne for the most masterful blend of classic and modern arrangements since he's on the market. I respect him very much and I think I'm his biggest fan in Germany!
I really love all his records but I discovered him through his 2nd 'Negatif'. In the title song he sings about forever being negativ- dead or alive- and having an existential and naked bath in the Seine...well His records are like role-taking, I can totally immerse in them without understanding most of what he sings. This is the soundtrack to film noirs, passionate love affairs, existential cigarette nights, insomnia.
His last record 'Palermo Hollywood' is a concept album about a writer that has a sleepless, vampiresque night in that quarter of Buenos Aires. A perfect thing, just listen to 'Pas Sommeil' from that record. It's starting like the soundtrack to a bee that lands on a virgin flower, then the tune turns into pure drama after 3 minutes. Beautiful! Grand!
Other tracks you should check out by him:
1. Adieu triste amour (with Francois Hardy)
2. Jaloux de tout
3. L'histoire d'un garcon
4. Les joggers sur la plage
5. Folle de toi
6. Novembre tout l'année
7. La derniere heure du derniere jour
8.La Penombre Des Pays-Bas
Ok, I stop now
"Milles Choeurs pour un regard" à Niherne le 7 avril au profit de la Recherche Médicale en Ophtalmologie soutenue par l'association RETINA France.
Le Tube de l'été 2017 est enfin disponible " Doubehi " est sur Itunes...
Trouve ci-joint le lien pour écouter et acheter.... https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/doubehi-single/id1217408419
The One ( Seul contre Tous et Condamné à réussir) www.linoversace.com
Patrice hier au cargo !
C'était juste géniale, un moment inoubliable au mois de mars.
Que du bonheur pour feter les premiers jours de sa vingtroisieme année !
Merci la super street team pour nous avoir permis de rencontrer patrice!
We Love, we share and we sing together and forever with @patricebartwilliams