This is the sort of clever, meticulous crafting that I like. Predominantly out of paper and time. Lots of it. Created by French artists le Petit Echo Malade for French band, Ödland, this video is not only marvellous but it truly is a rather charming song too. There’s something of the ‘Amelie’ about this little number in style, an ‘aged’ sound that I’m really rather liking along with the crackled film effect. I love that gently-lazy repetitive jazz drum brush sound that forms the mood and helps create the dream-like nature which is finished off beautifully with the sweet girly voice. I have no idea what the song is about but for me, it conjures perfectly the idea of meandering along the Seine in a hazy sunshine Spring Parisian day, eating ice-cream and drinking coffee. The construction of the train, train tracks, icebergs (especially nice with pin-stripes) and the boat is awe-inspiring and the fluffy cotton wall planets a touch of the inspired-genius. Very nicely done.
Ödland, album Sankta Lucia (october 2011).
Directed by Vincent Pianina & Lorenzo Papace (may 2012), le Petit Echo Malade
Music written, composed and recorded by Lorenzo Papace.
Alizée Bingöllü : chant
Lorenzo Papace : pianet
Léa Bingöllü : scie et chant
Isabelle Royet-Journoud : balais
I’ve just been told by Lorenzo Papace that the song translates as:
I had a dream on the Baltic Sea.
I was traveling in a bed.
This bed was floating in a room.
This room was sliding in a train.
This train was whirling in a very great boat.
This boat was billowing on the youngest sea in the World.
Isostasy made emerge like fast swords
dangerous islands on the water’s surface.
For the boat it was a menace.
Death we were avoiding.
I hold a nice memory of that evening.
How nice is that?