Recently I’ve watched a delicious French flick, Jeune & Joile (Young & Pretty), a very good movie about teenage existential estrangement, boredom, dysfunctional families and prostitution, somehow similar in some regards to Belle de Jour, by Bunuel…I suggest you to watch both of these movies if you haven’t done so! Maybe I’ll do a deeper review of these two flicks in the future.
The song I’m proposing to your listening pleasure this week is listed in the OST of Jeune & Joile, and fits the movie very well. Francoise Hardy’s tender romanticism and melancholic and poetic estrangement portrays the inner dimension of Isabelle (the movie main character) very well… enjoy! :)
After a very long time, an update which isn’t only about music :)
I’ve extensively updated the page about Google operators, adding the URL specific parameters TBS and TBM. They are very poweful tools, so if you want to get the best out you Google searches, be sure to check them out!
François de Roubaix has been one of the greatest composers for French noir cinema. He wrote the music for the Melville’s classic, Le Samourai (starring Alain Delon), and he also wrote music for a good deal of Josè Giovanni’s (a director who portrayed French crime in his movies from the inside: he spent 11 years in jail and risked the execution) flicks.
This track is a nice tune from the “Le monde electronique de Francois de Roubaix” album. Enjoy!
Time for some good new-wave sleaze from Sweden! Enjoy the single off the band’s 2008 album, swingin’ at the fences.
After a pretty long hiatus, illusioncity’s back!
Time for one of the best bands of the so called “new new wave” movement, which started in mid ’00s, the KVB. They are among the most electronic sounding of the bunch, mixed with heavy doses of Joy Division influences and sound.
Here is the title track off their 2011′s effort, into the night:
Time for some obscure Italian existentialist new wave. This song is off the first single of the band (1979) and speaks about existential angst, indifference and confusion.
Hello guys! After a little summertime break, we’re back to provide you some more good obscure music…
Time to return back to ’80s, 1988 to be precise, and unearth another fine tune from Smack, a Finnish band which was seminal to the glam rock scene. Enjoy!
After a break, Illusion City is being updated again!
Time for some underground French new wave this week…Guardian Bird released a tape named La Poupèe in 1989 and faded into obscurity pretty soon.
Enjoy one of the finest track off this tape…Reinassance!
I’ve recently listened to Alice’s latest effort, the sequel to his masterpiece, welcome to my nightmare…and it’s a damn good album!
This is the second song off it, Caffeine. Enjoy!
After a long hiatus, here we go again!
Time for some refined new wave romance by The Only Ones, an unlucky but seminal band, hailing from the late seventies/early eighties UK.