NTS – MAY 2021 W/ PAM : MUSIC ON 45 – PART. III

3 is a magic number. As soon as I turned this "Music on 45 special" into a series by recording a second part in September, I knew there would be a third part. Here it is. I partly focused on the last years of the format's heydays, just before CD's became affordable. Expect a few…Lire la suite NTS – MAY 2021 W/ PAM : MUSIC ON 45 – PART. III

NTS – SEPTEMBER 2020 W/ PAM : MUSIC ON 45 – PART. II

As I couldn't fit all my favorite French 7" in a single show, here's another Music on 45 special show. The first part mostly takes cue from Hou Hsiao-hsien accomplished Flowers of Shanghai, a collection of suffocating portraits shot in 4 Shanghai brothels, in the late 19th Century. The show crosses path with a couple…Lire la suite NTS – SEPTEMBER 2020 W/ PAM : MUSIC ON 45 – PART. II

NTS – AUGUST 2020 W/ PAM : 10 PIANO PIECES + 1 & MUSIC ON 45 – PART. I

I think the title of the show speaks for itself. All by myself, I decided to record not one but two 60 minutes specials : The first one is all about piano pieces that are dear to my heart - ranging from Messiaen, to Thelonious Monk via Sakamoto and Mary Lou Williams. The "+ 1"…Lire la suite NTS – AUGUST 2020 W/ PAM : 10 PIANO PIECES + 1 & MUSIC ON 45 – PART. I

TEENAGE DREAMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_w1bDRKCx8 Doris Laïze - For Ever From Doris Laïze - S/T Self-released, 1980, France There are days when it might be quite hard to figure out why some people spend so much time, money and energy driving around the countryside, desperately trying to locate places where there could possibly be a pile of vinyls waiting…Lire la suite TEENAGE DREAMS

QUAND TE REVERAIS-JE ? …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQP86-iFa6o Pierre Eliane - Où Que Tu Ailles From Pierre Eliane - Littérature Released on CBS, 1984, France We're back with our favorite French priest of the Roman Catholic Church, Pierre Eliane (if you don't know his story you can read it here), with a super sultry slow electro boogie jam with slightly scandalous lyrics. Depicting…Lire la suite QUAND TE REVERAIS-JE ? …

WE’RE ALL SOWETO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHnwfThfuiQ&feature=youtu.be NST Cophies - Segregation (Le Blues de l'An 2000) From NST Cophies - Segregation Not on label, 1985, France Did Ernest Koffi planed on making a hit when he wrote this groovy as hell anthem against racism ?  That is not so sure when you take into account the fact that he privately released…Lire la suite WE’RE ALL SOWETO

A QUOI TU PENSES …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBw4cqedOGE Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan (A Quoi Tu Penses Quand Tu Danses) From Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan Released on CBS, 1985, France This one is as sexy as a French groovy 12" can get ! Both the title and the subtitle ("What are you thinking about when you are dancing?" in English) cannot…Lire la suite A QUOI TU PENSES …

EXPERIMENTS IN POP VOL.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdmH6fu2Vk Steve Beresford - Comfortable Gestures From Steve Beresford & Anne Marie Beretta ‎- Dancing The Line Released on Nato, 1986, France A few months ago, in a post called Experiments In Pop, we dealt with a great avant-pop record released on French label Nato, Flying Fortress by Tony Hymas. Well, it looks like Flying Fortress is not the only good album…Lire la suite EXPERIMENTS IN POP VOL.2

RAP ATTACK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_3e1eavDs Frantz - Exhibition Tonight From Frantz - Exhibition Tonight Released on Barclay, 1983, France "Everybody must get high ! Oh get up ! Oh get up !" there's something weird about Exhibition Tonight's lyrics. Well, that's maybe because they've been written by a guy who learned to speak English by listening to Kurtis Blow and…Lire la suite RAP ATTACK