Emilie Simon is so dear to me. I discovered her some years ago during a warm summer that I spent drawing in my room and listening to these two cds (yeah no mp3, how far was that?), first one called after her, Emilie Simon. Do you really think you don’t know it? Yeah you do, at least this song:
The second one was the famous soundtrack to the not less important documentary La Marche de l’Empereur. Yeah, the one with the penguins that you hated. But I LOVED it, I don’t care if it could be considered lame or whatever, boring, I LOVED it, and mostly because of Emilie’s songs (and I love penguis too, penguins are cool). She wrote everything, from the music to the words, and I found it so interesting and unusual at the time that such a tiny, little, unknown French girl could be so talented. The music would shift from electronic stuff to slow and romantic ballads to violent rock songs following the different movie scenes. The thing is, I had the album months before the movie came out, but I could understand everything was going on thanks to Emilie music. Gosh, music can really evoke images, and even whole stories sometimes.
And then I moved to Brussel for a month with B. and Végetal appeared. The whole album is not as good as the first two even if it’s totally in French, but I find Fleur de Saison a really great song, with a great video too. I love how she can melt with nature, really melt I mean.
And she’s back now with The Big Machine, new album out in English for her. I heard a little bit of it and I think she’s taking the Tori Amos’ road, hopefully in a good way. Piano is here so, mixed with her passsion for electro beats and a good dose of magical dreamy world. Following the first single out called, surprise surprise, Dreamland. Enjoy!