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WEEK STARTING 16 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of Horizions Sauvages by Dugong.

Dugong

Horizions Sauvages

“A pond becomes a lake, a breeze becomes a storm, a handful of dust is a desert” - W.G Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Originally written for the ‘Horizions Sauvages’ exhibition by painter Marie-Laurence de Chauvingy de Blot, Dungong’s accompanying composition is the reification of a shared love of nature - setting out to capture the essence of her painting in musical form. Using natural sound pallets and layered loops, the complex bio-poetics of the ecosystem are explored in the fragility of their restless liminality. Environments in motion. Above all, the compositions are meditations on the importance of preservation.

There we have it then: after-the-fall organic ambience across two full sides. Essentially essential - a blueprint for the next generation of New Age music. The resynchronization of what was, what is and what is yet to be.

Written by Dugong. Mastering by Curved Pressing. Artwork by Marie-Laurence de Chauvigny de Blot. Designed by Guillaume de Ubéda. Distribution via Rubadub. Words by Jack Anderson



STAFF COMMENTS

says: Pretty special New Age / ambient piece that rises above the also-rans with an air of decedent heavenliness. So good.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Loire
B2: Thaw

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg

Je T'aime ..Moi, Non Plus

    Brand new liner notes with French/English lyrics, insightful and telling interview with Jane B on the Jane/Serge record, as well as original renderings of the images that made the couple so notorious
    Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually exaggerated times. Building on the North American re-introduction to the maestro’s work with 1971’s masterpiece concept album Histoire de Melody Nelson, Light In The Attic Records is thrilled to announce their follow-up Gainsbourg reissue. 1969’s Jane Brikin/Serge Gainsbourg (often referred to as Je t’aime… Moi, Non Plus).

    Recorded as a series of duets and solo performances, with lover, actress, and model Birkin, the pair’s chemistry-enhanced collaboration was thrust about the record-buying public to much shock and horror, but indeed found global success. The disc quickly shot its cigarette brandishing author and fresh-faced vocalist into the international spotlight; and although the lead-off single “Je T’aime” and it’s seductive purrs reached top slot in the UK charts, no one other than the Pope branded the tune offensive and blasphemous. Ever the conversationalist, Gainsbourg wittily replied, “we couldn’t have gotten a better PR man!” Indeed Serge, indeed.


    TRACK LISTING

    Je T'Aime... Moi, Non Plus
    L'Anamour
    Orang Outan
    Sous Le Soleil Exactement
    18 - 39
    69 Ann
    Jane B
    Elisa
    Le Canari Est Sur Le Balcon
    Les Sucettes, Manon,

    Nancy Sinatra

    Start Walkin' 1965-1976

      Light In The Attic Records is proud to present Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965-1976. The definitive new collection surveys Sinatra’s most prolific period over 1965-1976, including her revered collaborations with Lee Hazlewood, over 23 tracks.

      Remastered from the original analog tapes by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin, the collection is complemented by liner notes penned by Amanda Petrusich (author and music critic at The New Yorker), featuring insightful new interviews with Sinatra, as well as a Q&A with archivist and GRAMMY®-nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea. The CD edition comes housed in a 7”x7” hardcover book (featuring 64-pages) and the two-disc vinyl set is presented in a gatefold jacket (featuring a 24-page booklet), with special color editions available exclusively at NancySinatra.com, LightInTheAttic.net, and independent record stores.

      As the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, Nancy was born into the spotlight. At 19, she made her professional debut in front of millions of Americans, appearing alongside her father and Elvis Presley on the television special Welcome Home Elvis. Not long after, she released a series of singles. But those demure recordings didn’t reflect the real Nancy Sinatra – that Nancy would be re-introduced to the world just a few years later, thanks to an unlikely musical partnership with songwriter and producer Lee Hazlewood.

      Nancy’s performance of Lee’s song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” was a huge hit in 1966 and became her signature tune. The pair began a three year run of successful albums, duets and singles including “Sugar Town,” “Some Velvet Morning,” “Summer Wine,” “Sand,” “Jackson,” and the title track to the 1967 James Bond film “You Only Live Twice.”

      Start Walkin’ explores Nancy’s recordings with Lee, her inspired collaborations with songwriter Mac Davis (“Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham”), producer Lenny Waronker (“Hook and Ladder”) and the “should’ve been hit” song with arranger/producer Billy Strange (“How Are Things In California.”)

      Over the years, she has been cited as an influence by countless artists, including Sonic Youth, Morrissey, Calexico, U2, and Lana Del Rey. Her haunting song “Bang, Bang” gained a new legion of fans when it appeared in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill Volume 1. Most recently, Sinatra’s contributions to the industry were further recognized by her peers, when “Boots” was inducted into the GRAMMY ® Hall of Fame. The honor, bestowed in January of 2020, recognizes “musical recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.”


      TRACK LISTING

      1. Bang Bang
      2. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
      3. Sugar Town
      4. So Long Babe
      5. How Does That Grab You, Darlin’?
      6. Friday’s Child
      7. You Only Live Twice
      8. Summer Wine
      9. Some Velvet Morning
      10. Lightning’s Girl
      11. Sand
      12. Lady Bird
      13. Jackson
      14. Happy
      15. How Are Things In California
      16. Hook And Ladder
      17. Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham
      18. Paris Summer
      19. Arkansas Coal
      20. Down From Dover
      21. Kind Of A Woman
      22. Machine Gun Kelly
      23. (L’été Indien) Indian Summer


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