Dur et Doux

Fanny L’Héritier: Lyrics & music, vocals, pianet Hohner & analog keyboards
Guillaume Médioni: Guitars, bass, banjo, rythmic arrangements, recording, music production & mastering

Charming songs from two women who remind me of the artiest of electro-pop of the late 70s / early 80s but brought into today; this would have been completely at home on Rough Trade next to Young Marble Giants 40 years later...

“Passing through this extraordinary and tormented trip, you particularly come...

This is the third release by this group from Lyon, France, part of the very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records.
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song oriented, while definitely not being wimpy in any way.
Great melodies, great playing from all four musicians and surprisingly good vocals from a band with a slant towards the zaniness that only the...

This is the third release by this group from Lyon, France, part of the very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records.
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song oriented, while definitely not being wimpy in any way.
Great melodies, great playing from all four musicians and surprisingly good vocals from a band with a slant towards the zaniness that only the...

First release by this unique French quartet, consisting of
Camille Durieux – synthesizers, rhodes, piano, backing vocals
Guillaume Gestin – drums, backing vocals
Lucas Hercberg – bass, dictaphone, fx pedals, backing vocals
Antoin

Léo Dumont - drums, percussion, objects
Camille Durieux - keyboards, synths, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - bass, synth, vocals
Antoine Mermet - alto sax, delay, synths, vocals

This is the greatly awaited fourth release by this group from Lyon, France, part of a very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records!
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song

Léo Dumont - drums, percussion, objects
Camille Durieux - keyboards, synths, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - bass, synth, vocals
Antoine Mermet - alto sax, delay, synths, vocals

This is the greatly awaited fourth release by this group from Lyon, France, part of a very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records!
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song

Antoine Arnera - Piano, electronics, voice, composition
Boris Cassone - Bass, mellotron, voice
Jessica Martin Maresco - Voice
Guilhem Meier - Drums, amplified percussion, voice, composition
Marie Nachury - Voice
Grégoire Ternois - Marimba, toms, dun dun bells, gong
Mihaï Trestian - Cimbalom
Anne Quillier - moog, rhodes, voice

Well, all you need to do is to scroll to the video at the end of all this and you will know very, very quickly whether or no

Here’s what YOU need to know: Le Grand Sbam is the latest from the amazing Lyon, France scene, and features two classically trained female vocalists + the great trio POIL + a vibraphonist/percussionist. Bang. Done!

Grand Sbam is a collective of creation, research and musical experimentation that defends living music in all its richness, complexity and universality. It brings together professional musicians from multiple and complementary traditions and practices (learned and popular, current and..

Here’s what YOU need to know: Le Grand Sbam is the latest from the amazing Lyon, France scene, and features two classically trained female vocalists + the great trio POIL + a vibraphonist/percussionist. Bang. Done!

Grand Sbam is a collective of creation, research and musical experimentation that defends living music in all its richness, complexity and universality. It brings together professional musicians from multiple and complementary traditions and practices (learned and popular, current and..

Anthony Fleury: baritone guitar / organ / voice
Thibault Florent: guitar / organ
Etienne Ziemniak : drums

One long, developing 40’ mass of a album, this is at times comparable a bit with bands like Horse Lords and 75 Dollar Bill. “Erba Spontanea is an adventitious plant, a wild, almost hallucinogenic herb.
The four acts of this 40-minute play are an experience for the body and the senses. In the rumbling of the organ, the clawing of the two guitars and the tireless hammering of

Anthony Fleury: baritone guitar / organ / voice
Thibault Florent: guitar / organ
Etienne Ziemniak : drums

One long, developing 40’ mass of a album, this is at times comparable a bit with bands like Horse Lords and 75 Dollar Bill. “Erba Spontanea is an adventitious plant, a wild, almost hallucinogenic herb.
The four acts of this 40-minute play are an experience for the body and the senses. In the rumbling of the organ, the clawing of the two guitars and the tireless hammering of

Ricardo Arias: transverse flute, soprano sax, kazoo
Mauricio Ramírez: percussion, drums and jaguar
Nicolás Eckardt: guitar & electric banjo
María "Mange" Valencia: soprano & bass clarinet, alto sax, shehnai

Excellent, entrancing album from Dur et Doux, interestingly featuring an ensemble from Bogota, Columbia. Not strictly acoustic, but certainly more acoustically based than many of the (great) noisy French bands they tend to release! Recommended.
“A creature of a strange...

Juan Ignacio Arbaiza: Tenor Sax
Camilo Bartelsman: Drums
Santiago Botero: Bass
Diego Herrera: Laptop and synths
Enrique “Kike” Mendoza: Guitar
María “Mange” Valencia: Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet and Alto Sax

“Resiliente is a noisy album, infused with doses of free jazz, melodic fragments, blasts, drones and heavy saturated textures. Originally released in 2017 on Matik Matik discos, it is being released for the first time on vinyl in 2021 by Dur et Doux.....

JUST under 30’ of music on this split release between the Columbian band MULA and the French band POIL. Each band gets about 13-ish minutes.

MULA side
santiago botero: bass and lead vocals
maria 'mange' valencia: alto sax and backing vocals
juan ignacio arbaiza: tenor sax and backing vocals
pablo muñoz: baritone sax and backing vocals
kike mendoza: electric guitar and backing vocals
diego herrera: laptop and backing vocals
camilo bartelsman: drums and backing voc

Jessica Martin Maresco - vocals, tom bass, can, synth-drum
Guilhem Meier - vocals, guitar

“Guilhem Meier, river noisemaker and octopus drummer at PoiL, PinioL, uKanDanZ and LFant + Jessica Martin Maresco, strings rolled to the four corners of the tongue at Le Grand Sbam, Saddam Webcam, and most recently EZ3kiel.
Immersion in a corrosive and comforting napalm. These two adventurers of the Velvetian underground invite us in their intimacy, by proposing a purified and rich music, which has..

Antoine Arnera - Keyboard, vocals
Boris Cassone - Bass, vocals
Guilhem Meier - Drums, vocals
Anthony Béard - Guitar, vocals
François Mignot - Guitar, vocals
Benoit Lecomte - Bass, vocals
Jean Joly - Drums

What happens when you take two of France's great young bands and you smoosh them together? You get greatness smooshily intensified! Wild, fun and original; don't let anyone tell you that great quirky rock music isn't being made any longer! ...

"French trio (bass/drums/keyboards), that know no limitations and prohibitions. Impressive and delirious, the trio combines raw madness and virtuosity, they dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion."

This combines Dins O Cuol, their 1st CD, from 2011 with a previously unreleased earlier album, L'Ire Des Papes, from 2008!
Typically great and typically wacky French new music/new rock/art rock by a trio of...

Boris Cassone – keyboard, vocals
Guilhem Meier – bass, vocals
Adrian Bourget – drums, vocals

This is the fourth Poil album and the first since their collaboration with Ni as PinoiL.
While it still burns with the energy they are known for, either I have gotten a litte more used to their Wildman tactics so it isn’t the first thing I notice, or they’ve kept the musical excellence intact, but have toned things down a little bit [not too much but a little bit] in terms of the noise and..

Marie Daviet - Keyboards, cornet, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - Bass, big guitar , voice
Corentin Quemener - Drums, carillon, voice
Charming and odd (mostly) little (pop) songs as only the French can do them. Conditionally recommended.

“Remain seated in a chair. Do not wait, because waiting is already doing something. Do not think, because that too is an activity. Do nothing.
A trio for making unpredictable songs. Sometimes it's rock, sometimes it's the delicate ride or the stran

Marie Daviet - Keyboards, cornet, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - Bass, big guitar , voice
Corentin Quemener - Drums, carillon, voice
Charming and odd (mostly) little (pop) songs as only the French can do them. Conditionally recommended.

“Remain seated in a chair. Do not wait, because waiting is already doing something. Do not think, because that too is an activity. Do nothing.
A trio for making unpredictable songs. Sometimes it's rock, sometimes it's the delicate ride or the stran