Friday, February 8, 2013

REVIEW: The Limiñanas - La fille de la ligne 15 / Mobylette 7" (Trouble In Mind)

Side A sounds Gainsbourg-meets-Velvets in a style The Limiñanas are now somewhat famous for.  One that blends 60s macabre sophistication with post-punk-era noise making.  La fille de la ligne 15's arrangement is sparse and tight as it hypnotically drones while directing the listeners attention to that story spoken over the plodding rhythm section.  I speak little-to-no French so I have no idea what he's saying, but I imagine it's a sordid tale of misunderstood youths in some sort of trouble.  Mobylette follows a similar structure to a bouncier-sans-sunnier end.  Although the vocals are not spoken here the effect is similar- lyrics are crooned breathfully into the listener's ear.  The cadence is, again, hypnotic all the while inviting the listener to move like a go-go dancer.  So that's exactly what I did.  Get it at Trouble In Mind

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