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Listening To: Ta Douleur

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Keeping the French flavor going this week, with my fave song from Camille. J’adore.

Written by Anna Brones

September 6, 2011 at 10:25

Sometimes You Need a Little Yelle

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Having a bit of France withdrawal this week… fortunately there’s Yelle.

Written by Anna Brones

August 30, 2011 at 18:33

French Flavor: Camille

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Camille is one of my favorite French pop singers; love this video for her song Ta Douleur on the album Le Fil. Her latest album, Le Sac Des Filles, is another excellent collection, perfect for warm spring afternoons. Or for dreaming about being in France with a good cafe au lait

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April 16, 2009 at 12:06

Sounds of Travel: Air’s ‘Ce Matin La’

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My latest Sounds of Travel is up over at Gadling. I wrote about one of my favorite bands and songs, Ce Matin La by the French duo Air. It’s hard to listen to it without being put in a good mood.

Here’s an excerpt:

For me, traveling music has to provide a good background. It has to to flow with your up and down emotions, fit a variety of situations, but be distinct enough that it brings back memories when you return home. For that reason, in my last post I wrote about St. Germain, which is one of my favorite artists to listen to while traveling. Along those same lines comes Air, another electronica-inspired group that hails from France.

As I wrote about St. Germain, music like this immediately takes me back to living in France; I can envision the first time and place that I listened to either of these two groups. But Air is a little more than that, the duo’s second album Moon Safari has become my traveling soundtrack — no matter what the destination — and my song of choice is Ce Matin La.

To read the whole post click here.

Written by Anna Brones

December 6, 2008 at 12:57

Sounds of Travel: St. Germain’s ‘So Flute’

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b00004syz802lzzzzzzzOver at Gadling we’re doing a series called the Sounds of Travel, featuring music that we’ve either discovered while traveling or that reminds us of traveling. Last week I wrote an article on “So Flute” by the French band St. Germain (they’re one of my all time favorites). Here’s a little preview:

France. This is a country known for its music. The stereotypical accordion tunes from atop Montmartre embodied in the soundtrack of Amélie, the ballads of Edith Piaf, and the intense lyrics of adopted icon Jacques Brel (he was actually Belgian, but the French like him so much they seem to forget). But beyond those symbolic melodies that scream French roots, there’s another side to French music. One that is much more urban, cosmopolitan and chic. It’s the smooth, electro-jazz, slightly funky sounds of contemporary bands like St. Germain.

Read the rest of it, and watch a video of “So Flute,” here.

Written by Anna Brones

November 18, 2008 at 09:18