Maybe on a cybertrawl you’ve caught American comedian Sarah Silverman, playing her guitar and pouting into a camera as she tells boyfriend Jimmy the way things are, in this video:
Who’d have thought Matt Damon could do such a good job of a duet while playing himself so convincingly? Well I never. Quite the multi-tasker.
Anyway, I mention this by means of circuitously coming round to the kind of track I rarely hear. It’s not only technically brilliant and full of hooks, but it’s screamingly funny too, and at the expense of all the right people. Money Note is a first taster of Camille’s new album Music Hole, which is due over here on 7th April. (Check out Wikipedia’s explanation of what a money note is.)
Camille’s last album Le Fil (2005 in France, 2006 in the UK) was an extraordinary recording based on a ‘thread’ or note, with the sometime Nouvelle Vague vocalist stretching and breaking her voice to create all sorts of sounds. These she’d then layer and loop into a modern-day symphony for vocal sounds and marry these to French and English lyrics. Björk‘s similarly a capella Medullah came nowhere near it. If Money Note is anything to go by, Music Hole looks like taking her on to another level again. I for one absolutely love it.
If, like me, you can’t wait to hear Camille’s new material, Money Note is available on a compilation CD (those round, silvery things people used to buy) called French Talent 08. Better still, Camille plays London’s KOKO on 14th May – ahead of a series of concerts at Paris’s beautiful La Cigale. So this time the French are letting les rosbifs in on the act from the off – what generous spirits they are. À votre santé.
More, naturellement, can be found at her MySpaz.