This is a recording which truly challenges the accepted norms of musical recording and it does so triumphantly. The sound is full and rich, being recorded in a great church. Lislevand's control of sonority is at times stunning, his tone always sweet and strong. The pieces are tastefully arranged into suites, balanced and whole. And the disc even includes snippets of bird and animal sounds which invaded the recording sessions from the cool night air and nearby lake. Added to this, the liner notes are exemplary, full of insight into the composers' of the disc as well as the opinions and ideas on historical performance. Highlights of this recording are the Canaries by Gaultier and Tombeau du Mezangeau, by the same.
French soft rock album sung in the native tongue with occasional progressive rock breaks that recall Ange or Yes. Seems the band has their roots in the progressive rock tradition, but by the time of recording they had drifted towards pop - an all too common affliction of the era…
This is an odd one. It is tempting to classify La Belle as an artsy soft-core outing. Certainly, the plethora of glimpses of the two leads' naked bodies, together and separately, would qualify it as such. The artsy feel comes from the meticulous photography, all nicely done and in good taste. On the other hand, I could not help but feel that the film offers more than the rancid tale of the two star-crossed lovers. On the surface, the story is simple enough. A woman (Lee Ji-Hyun) literally drops into the life of a reclusive writer (Oh Ji-Ho). She seduces him and he gradually begins falling in love with her until his feelings develop into an obsession with her but especially her body. As he craves her love, she continues to meet with her old boyfriend, whom she claims to love but who abuses her. But was that the entire story?
La Belle Nuit De Noël Déconseillé aux allergiques à l’ambiance de Noël mais indispensable pour tous les amateurs de veillées de fêtes à l’ancienne, cette compilation propose rien moins que 21 chansons de Noël, où Tino Rossi fait usage de sa voix de velours pour nous emmener au pays des fêtes merveilleuses, où tout le monde est toujours heureux. Commencé avec « Mon beau sapin » et terminé en apothéose avec « Petit Papa Noël », le disque est garanti pour assurer une ambiance tendre et nostalgique.