I went to see a film called 35 Rhums last night and the music was fantastic, a mix of gallic whimsy, bassoon, strings and melancholia. Spot on lonesome. Especially when accompanying shots of people looking a bit glum on trains, and we all know how I feel about that.
So - to coin a phrase - imagine my surprise when the titles popped up and it turned out that the soundtrack was by Tindersticks. Perfect, somehow. Sadly, there don't seem to be any plans to release it, but you can hear the music from the closing titles on their MySpace here.
In the meantime, here are some ooh la la echoes of what the soundtrack reminded me of. Ah bon.
Listen: Calexico - Old Man Waltz
Listen: Yann Tiersen - L'autre Valse d'Amelie
Listen: Jeff Buckley - Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin
Buy Calexico's The Black Light here, Yann Tiersen's Amelie soundtrack here, or get a mawkishly overpackaged Live at Sin-e here.
Howard here - In a bizarre francophonic simultaneous post here's what I had planned to post today:
Montreal's Monogrenade sound like a francophone The Acorn on this track Ce Soir, taken from their brand spanking new debut EP "La saveur des fruits". It's a bit pacier than we normally post, so steady yourself or sit down before clicking the link.
Listen: Monogrenade - Ce Soir