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Le Man Avec Les Lunettes

Sparkles

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(4tx CD, 13'26'' - We Were Never Being Boring 2011)

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Three years later their full-lenght album debut, with the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious title Plaskaplaskabombelibom (which, luckly, people from Japan have been able to pronounce better than us down here, such so that they even gave it a national edition, via Friends of Mine rec), now a new release, brief and intense like a summer affair, a four track EP, gatefold digipack format, Sparkles, self-released through Alessandro Paderno's brilliant record label, We Were Never Being Boring.
Four tracks like four days from someone's diary: Le Man Avec Les Lunettes have always been a kind of outsiders in Italy, untangling their addiction for a mix of camera pop subtleness, indie but this time non that twee, melancholically bitter, even when it cradles you in its mellow aesthetic, - often suave (the night time lullaby Often Times), - enriched with strings, guitars, keys, drums, boy (Alessandro Paderno) on lead vocals and girl (Ombretta Ghidini from Freaky Mermaids) on backing vocals, both on a line of exquisite tenderness (Fall on the Snow), melodically solidified by their songwriting.
Everything is glamorized, this is liquid honey to heal lovers' wounds, the slight growing happyness in recalling an old love story (Crawling Down The Stairs).
The wait and then the final chorus of Notes (are filling you with kindness) is something you'll find yourself whistling now and then this Summer.
If you have a soft spot for intimate pop romance, this is your cup of tea.

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Tre anni passati dal precedente album dal titolo supercalifragilistichespiralidoso Plaskaplaskabombelibom (fortunatamente, in Giappone son stati più abili di noi a pronunciarlo, tanto da pubblicarne anche un'edizione nazionale tramite la Friends of Mine rec), e ora una nuova release, breve ed intensa come un love affair estivo, un EP di quattro tracce, confezionato in digipack: Sparkles, edito dalla brillante We Were Never Being Boring di Alessandro Paderno.
Quattro tracce come quattro giorni dal diario di qualcuno: I Le Man Avec Les Lunettes sono sempre stati una sorta di outsider in Italia, districando la loro naturale disposizione per un mix di sottigliezze da camera pop, indie, ma questa volta non cosí twee, melanconicamente amari, anche quando si viene cullati in queste estetiche melliflue, - spesso soavi (la notturna lullaby di Often Times), - arricchite di archi, chitarre, tastiera, percussioni, con Paderno alla voce e Ombretta Ghidini (già Freaky Mermaids) ai cori, entrambi su una squisita linea di tenerezza (Fall on the Snow), melodicamente solidificata nella sognante partitura degli strumenti.
Tutto viene romanticizzato, si usa il miele liquido per lenire le ferite fra amanti, quasi quel crescente leggero piacere nel ricordare una vecchia storia d'amore (Crawling Down The Stairs).
L'attesa e poi il ritornello finale di Notes (are filling you with kindness) son qualcosa che Vi ritroverete a canticchiare qua e là quest'estate.
E se avete a cuore quel feeling da intima pop music, di certo questa è la Vostra cup of tea.

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