A little French music for your evening, then. Let’s start with this excellent song by Francoiz Breut, an artist I admit I know little about. Still, KM 83 is a graceful, hypnotic little number which will have you hooked:
Up next, someone considerably better known – who Francoiz has collaborated with – the inimitable Yann Tiersen. I first caught him a few years ago doing a heavy duty post-rock spectacular at an ATP and then got further acquainted after happening across his excellent record with Shannon Wright, imaginatively entitled Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright. He’s probably best known for his soundtrack work on Amelie and Good Bye Lenin! and has produced some truly haunting music on piano including this fragment of melancholic beauty:
To follow this we turn to the gentle, orchestral swell of Francois & The Atlas Mountains. They’re signed to the ever-reliable Domino and you can buy their lovely records here.
And a little smart as whip pop music to finish. You’ll all have heard of them, but Pheonix never fail to put a smile on my face:
Have a happy, safe evening wherever you are.