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Les Tontons Flingueurs

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
19-03-2021
Barcode:
7640186551564
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
PCR035
Les Tontons Flingueurs
Les Tontons Flingueurs

Description

The music from Les Tontons Flingueurs (aka Crooks in Clover aka Monsieur Gangster) by French composer Michel Magne is as instantaneously recognisable as the James Bond theme, thanks to a short and recurring melodic motif that can still stick in the heads of 21st century kids.

Monothematism is a word used by musicologists to refer to the use of stylistic variations based on a single musical theme as can be heard in the Tontons : on the banjo, during the nose punch sequences, and played jazz, or blues, or Hully Gally style. Though the Tontons music may on first listen sound nothing different than a straightforward yet catchy soundtrack, it turns out to be a real exercise in style. When reading Michel Magne's autobiography "L'amour de vivre" it clearly appears that mixing folk music and sound experiments was a purposeful artistic choice.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Route de Nuit
  3. Tamouré
  4. Slow des Tontons
  5. Tamouré Hully-Gully
  6. Tontons Swing Final
  7. Final
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