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PostPosted: 24/11/2011 11:45:06    Post subject: [21/11/2011] myfizzypop.blogspot.com Reply with quote

A mon avis l'article a été posté mais dans le doute et ne l'ayant pas trouvé
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Album Assessment: Christophe Willem ~ Prismophonic
Posted by Paul on November 21, 2011
Labels: album assessment, christophe willem, Kylie, steve anderson
There have been quite a few good pop albums this year that have flown under the radar. Same Difference set the standard for the Steps come back album with The Rest is History. Eric Saade has yet to break outside of the Scandanavian block with the epic Saade Vol.1. Only a canny few outside of Spain know of the new boy band on the block Auryn and their sparkling debut album Endless Road. A welcome addition to albums that deserve as huge an audience of pop appreciators as possible is French pop star Christophe Willem, who already wowed me with his last album Cafeine (read review here). Here's the gen on his latest...

PRISMOPHONIC:


If you are looking for an album that is a glittering celebration of pop, dance, life and love, then you could not do any better than this rapturous collection of new tunes from the one and only Mr. Willem. Ably guided by Steve Anderson (Kylie, Elouise, Westlife), the album explodes with an innate love of pop that shines through in each collaborative track. And what a list of collaborators there are - Kylie, Richard Stannard, Karen Poole, Isabel Guzman, Richard X, Sarah de Courcy... Incredibly, there is still an admirable sense of cohesion about the project and Christophe's beguiling vocal style holds it all together, urging you to go back for more once the experience is over.

It all kicks off with the swirling Starlite, which is so bold and confident in it's delivery & statement of intent that it surely must be under consideration for single number 2. It shows that Christophe has no problem in being a male equivalent of Kylie in his intoxicating disco numbers, with this one having some glorious beats, dreamy whirling synths and an inviting, falsetto vocal from Christophe. As if that wasn't brilliant enough, it's beserk enough to include a sample of Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan which is just the cherry on the iced bun for me... Next up is lead off single, Cool, which I reviewed here. I still love the down and dirty Prince-esque beats that create a nice juxtaposition with the more poppy "ooo ooo oooo" that serve as a background to the addictive chorus. The type of song that Marcus would be begging to sing if he won the X Factor. L'Amour Me Gagne has euro-smash written all over it. The beats are mesmerisingly hypnotic and Christophe's vocals weave together like musical alchemy with the instrumental that he becomes one with the track.

The heady aroma created by this immersion into Christophe's world of dance is given a temporary respite, a pause to reflect as he provides one of the most bewitching ballads of the year. Si Mes Larmes Tombent is crafted around some lulling piano that flows effortlessly. It's Christophe's voice that is the glue binding this tune together. It's absolutely bewitching to listen to and although I don't understand all the lyrics, there's a passion and emotion in the vocal delivery that's a little heartbreaking. It's slightly jarring to go from this tune to the "if One Republic were remixed" duet of Indelibile. It's big beats and some nifty sound effects that elevate the track from just average, but the chorus while not completely instantaneous does remain with you long after the song has finished. Perhaps if Jamais Du and Indelibile had been switched in the running order, the latter would be stronger. Jamais Du is another corker, a laid back, rave-esque ballad that is reminiscent of Untouchable by Girls Aloud with the genius addition of some hammond organ in the middle 8. The spell cast continues with Automatik (co-written by Isabel Guzman no less!) which doesn't so much shimmy into view, but explodes into existence. The sparse verses erupt in a cascading wall of beats, throbbing deliciously from your speakers, another flawless vocal and a middle 8 so blatently sexual that the album should come with it's own condom/cum-rag! This is followed by another magnificent pop moment in the Kylie co-write Pas Si Loin. It would fit neatly along side any of her recent output and I particularly love the pause, as if giddy and breathless from the thrill of the song at the end of chorus.

The album starts to draw to a close with Je Rejoins La Scene. With shades of Scissor Sisters, Britney and Darren Hayes, the song crescendos to an inveigling beat until you seem to be soaring along with it. It's a compliment that the more I listen, the more it reminds me of perhaps a modern interpretation of Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush. Le Temps Qu'il Reste is another Untouchable moment - a song that exists perfectly within the context of the album, but once flying free takes on a life of it's own. Swoony "aah-oohs" mixed with a string drenched beat become the unexpected after 8 on the pillow of pop. It all draws far too soon to a close with the epic finale of Falling. It's a gorgeous, understated ballad that with a wider audience would be a staple for x factor auditions next year, yet no performance will ever reach the inherent beauty of this version. Simply stunning.

All in all, an essential piece of pop whether French is your language or not. Christophe Willem is a talented young fella, surrounded by people who understand him, understand music and understand how to create a complex world known as Prismophonic.

(Do also check out Dontstopthepop review!)



Ennemis in L.O.V.E continues the Prismophonic journey. I love a bit of spelling in pop (check out Eric Saade sticking to three letter words like P.O.P and H.O.T!) and this is the equivalent of musical foreplay. It teases, entices and totally gets you in the mood. This is achieved through the purring way the spelling of love is delivered, the percussive beats that are relentless but not intrusive and clever use of synth chords. it's reminiscent of when club music in the 90s was softer, more melodic, less demanding than it is now.

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PostPosted: 24/11/2011 20:09:19    Post subject: [21/11/2011] myfizzypop.blogspot.com Reply with quote

Personne pour faire un chouilla de traduction pour les pas douée...
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PostPosted: 24/11/2011 21:10:44    Post subject: [21/11/2011] myfizzypop.blogspot.com Reply with quote

Thanks Lilas

Moi pas douée non plus pour l'anglais
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PostPosted: 24/11/2011 23:52:25    Post subject: [21/11/2011] myfizzypop.blogspot.com Reply with quote

Merci Lilas!
Euh, moi douée pour l'anglais , mais j'ai vraiment pas le temps. En plus, cet article est plutôt complexe.

En bref, ils aiment tout, trouvent que c'est de la pop excellente.

Je traduis cette phrase de conclusion
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All in all, an essential piece of pop whether French is your language or not. Christophe Willem is a talented young fella, surrounded by people who understand him, understand music and understand how to create a complex world known as Prismophonic.


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Tout bien considére, c'est un morceau de pop indispensable que vous parliez français ou non. Christophe Willem est un jeune homme talentueux, entouré de personnes qui le comprennent, comprennent la musique et comprennent comment créer un monde complexe connu sous le nom de Prismophonic

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PostPosted: 25/11/2011 08:30:28    Post subject: [21/11/2011] myfizzypop.blogspot.com Reply with quote

Merci Heïdi pour le résumé !

Bon ben je ferai une traduction en ligne pour le reste ça devrait aller !
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