J'ai Demande A La Lune
No, I don't speak French. Nor do I know what the exact translation for the phrase is - other than it involves "demanding" something from the "moon" - though, knowing the French perhaps I don't want to know.
Actually, "J'ai Demande A La Lune" is the title to a song by the French Euro-Rock group Indochine, off their album Paradize. I don't own the album, but I really like the song - and the cover to the album - and it's become a mainstay on my playlists over the past year or so. My brother came across the song in one of his French classes and we both took a lovin' to it. Funny how those kinds of things happen.
What a cover? Only in France.
Another song that I randomly stumbled upon is "Sun+Moon=Tomorrow" by Ivana Santilli - who if all goes well I will have the opportunity to interview for The Sheaf tomorrow via phone. I came across the song while having one of my not-so-rare sleepless nights flipping channels and laying on my bed. When I came across the video on Much More Music I stopped and was transfixed. I don't know what it was exactly about the song - other than my love for Jazz and Electronica - that caused me to love it so much, but I had to know who and what it was.
Amazon.ca describes the album as " a sensual blend of drum n' bass, soul and R&B wrapped into easily accessible pop songs." I think that's a fair description, though I believe some of her work would fit into the Jazz Fusion category - though admittedly it's a pretty fluid genre; Martin, Medeski & Wood are found under "Jazz" at a&b, while St. Germain is under "Electronica."
If anyone knows where I can find some good Jazz and Electronica, let me know, as I don't get out to shows much, and its not something that gets extensive coverage in Rolling Stone or on Much Music.