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ARTIST
TITLE
Les Mysteres de Lorient
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIALECT 028LP DIALECT 028LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/9/2021

After several EPs on labels such as Lumière Noir, Kill the DJs, or Bahnsteig 23, here is the first album of French duo Il Est Vilaine, infused with a Yellow Magic Orchestra-ish touch but rooted in the French musical landscape. A road trip in Brittany as a red thread, the two hooligans of Il Est Vilaine revisit Kawaii pop, crazy rock like Devo and Detroit techno with a surprising coherence. An album long matured and awaited by the band's fans. Il Est Vilaine aren't Bretons, but they sure are tricksters. The Francophiles among you might have caught on to the corny pun in their name (beating a certain presidential candidate to the punch all while turning the name of the pastoral Ille-et-Vilaine region into, literally, "he's a nasty woman,") but the real takeaway is that these born-and-bred Parisians don't take themselves too seriously -- especially in an era in which there is much too much of that happening. It was in 2014 (and on Dialect Recordings) that Florent and Simon tossed their debut 12" into the ring, the rightfully named Scandale -- a tight little bombshell released that roused the electronic music scene out of its complacent little catnap. So, there it was, two outcasts refusing to eat at the same table as the tech-house scene queens, serving up three whiplash-on-the-dancefloor cuts drenched in sweaty hedonistic disco and wrapped in a battered motorcycle jacket (with a gooey post-punk-pop core for good measure). A clear mission statement right out of the gates, watermarked with mystical incantations and throbbing with rock n' roll's primitive drive. Everything and the kitchen sink, and a bag of chips -- an invitation to just let lose that's even better than the sum of its parts. Features C.A.R., Yula Kasp, Narumi Hérisson, Marcus, Macdara, and Sofia Fanego.