French TV - Pardon Our French

SKU PD 007
Pardon My French is French TV's 8th album. It "explores some new territories while still displaying their dizzying compositional approach of throwing as many stylistic thematic variations in a tune as possible, with FUN being the operating principle. "Everything Works in Mexico" sounds like soundtrack outtakes from Rodriguez's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" movies. "Sekala Dan Niskala" is an Indonesian travelogue, showing guitarist/violinist Chris Smith's Gamelon music degree was not in vain. The title cut "The Pardon Our French Medley", is a collection of excerpts from French symphonic bands from the 70s such as Ange, Pulsar, Shylock, Carpe Diem, Atoll and a fun bit from Etron Fou. This piece was arranged as a reaction to the ignorant French bashing by conservatives in the US during the run-up to the Iraq invasion. "Tears of a Velvet Clown" is a chamber-like contribution from keyboardist/reeds player Warren Dale, complete with storyline about a fellow who goes to clown school and finds it a bit "unnerving". The final cut "When the Ruff Tuff Cream Puffs Take Over" [title and inspiration from an R. Crumb comic] is a mishmash of spookhouse music, fugues, and a few rousing patriotic musical quotes. A wild ride is guaranteed for every listener."
"How in the world do you guys *remember* all that stuff? "-Michael Manring
  • LabelPretentious Dinosaur
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