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Parlez-Vous Francais? (LP)

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Ltd. to 300 copies incl. download code. Feat Jessica Bailiff and Odd Nosdam includes a Vaselines cover. A quick, spontane voyage to the French Riviera ca. 1968, good times long before things went south, Organi's "Parlez-vous Francais?" is a woozy, tripping, soothing sojourn: DIY dream pop, hazy psychedelia, blurred-but-steady beats dripping down the golden boulevard, complete with mystical chants, a dash of half-remembered Franglais that goes down like some vintage eau-de-vie. There's a fine massage waiting behind those venetian blinds. Pay half an hour, you'll be relaxed and revived after 22 minutes. Tres irresistible when streamed, Organi's haunting, hard-boiled French lesson is even better with that classique vinyl crackle in the mix. Following the cinematic title skit with its bass loop appendix, Oaklad-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Walti (and his songwriting partner Maryam) aka Organi invites singer Jessica Bailiff along for the majestic entre?e, an interpretation of Philamore Lincoln's 1970 tune "The North Wind Blew South" (doesn't it always?), adding anticon. heavyweights Jel and Odd Nosdam on eynths and bass for a la mode enhancements and additional bric-a- brac. Clearly in love with analog equipment, Organi turn The Vaselines' "Slushy" into a slow- moving, bottomless lullaby - "... you'll never miss what you never had" -, and the femme fatale minimalism of "Stay The Night" is too magnetique and alluring: A fuckin' sexy chanson, tres leger and yet such a hard-knockin' head-nod anthem, it'll make you stay for sure, hungry for la petite mort. Before the expansive denouement - a bank robbery in style: with bangs and a bucket bag ("Danger Walked In") - the session gets super loose on "The Getaway," head scarves and berets shimmering in the cabriolet, and featuring Jena Ezzadine on vocals & Headnodic on bass. Mike Walti aka Organi is an Oakland-based musician and producer. A third generation Bay Area native, Walti has been running wyldwood Studios in Oakland CA for 10+ years (recording artists like Why?, Latyrx, Del, Dan The Automator, and Big Freedia, to name but a few). A longtime friend of Odd Nosdam, he loves to work with analog equipment ("We just love us some analog!" "Just listen to those relays purr..."). Recorded and mixed by Mike Walti at wyldwood, and mastered by Odd Nosdam.
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