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ARTIST
TITLE
La Femme Invisible
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TSR 019CD TSR 019CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/11/2010

After his My Sister Klaus project and 2007's brilliant Chateau Rouge (TSR 013CD) album, French-dandy Guillaume Teyssier comes back with a soundtrack which has the depth of an album -- elegant and racy, tainted with discreet melancholy. Composed for the full-length indie movie La Femme Invisible directed by his sister, Agathe Teyssier, the music accompanies a playful and lunar film starring Julie Depardieu in the main part and Charlotte Rampling. Here, no string quartets, no sugar icing, but 15 sharp, deep and minimal instrumental tracks. Crystal chimes, harp cascades, lush guitars, atmospheric piano. Vini Reilly meets Syd Barret meets The Goblins. The chants of Arvo Pärt and Olivier Messiaen rolling down Kraftwerk's autobahn as a vintage electronic harp pulls the tracks towards magical atmospheres. From the French vintage flavor of "La Femme Invisible (Intro)" to the whirling "Valse Invisible," from the zen touch of "Thème De Harpe" and "Thème Nocturne" to the fantastic rêverie of "Untitled 1" and "Untitled 2," from the pounding of "Cat Walking" to the bright denouement of "La Femme Invisible (Outro)," melodies fall like tears, evaporate, then resurrect in glorious cascades. It's a psychedel-epic odyssey both intimate and lyrical. A mesmerizing score, all simplicity and grace, modern and classic -- clearing a path for Guillaume Teyssier's eventual full-length album.