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Serge Gainsbourg feat Jane Birkin, Mick Harvey feat Andrea Schroeder, Benoit Pioulard, Basil Kirchin, August Wells and more.
This show was 67th in the global ambient chart.
Mick Harvey has just released his 4th album of Serge Gainsbourg interpretations, the wonderful Intoxicated Women. The first track on it is a great cover of 'Je t'aime', in German ('Ich liebe dich') with the memorable vocals of Andrea Schroeder taking the part of Jane Birkin. Depending on your susceptibility to female sighs and intimations, very possibly not safe for work.
Any excuse for a classic cut from the man himself Serge, a bit of Melody Nelson with tremendous orchestrations by JC Vannier.
Benoit Pioulard, August Wells, Happyness, OOIOO all playing around or about these parts soon.
Basil Kirchin is a revered cult figure in outsider music (subject of a recent festival in Hull), check his gorgeous mixture of jazz and birdsong/field recordings.
And The Saxophones, a sublime late night disquieting dream of a song.
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