Melon Galia / Les Embarras Du Quotidien
Album: Les Embarras Du Quotidien   Collection:General
Artist: Melon Galia   Added:Jun 2003
Label: Grenadine Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-29 Pull Date: 2004-03-01
Week Ending: Feb 15 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4
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Recent Airplay
1. Jan 27, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W1503]
Soumission De Fait
4. Jan 23, 2007: Storytime
L'epaisseur D'un Cheveu
2. Sep 14, 2013: Music Casserole
Il Fallait Bien
5. Aug 30, 2006: Not Storytime
N'en Parlons Plus
3. Jun 03, 2008: Sub for Cafe Bohemian!
L'epaisseur D'un Cheveu
6. Aug 10, 2006: Storytime!
L'epaisseur D'un Cheveu

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2004-01-07

Melon Galia, Les Embarras du quotidian
Groovy lighthearted French folky pop. Sound is sometimes retro—like 70s pop. Really varied. An indie-pop sound with electric guitars, percussion, but with lots of fun instruments added to the mix. Lots of orchestral and/or acoustic stuff mixed in—piano, acoustic guitar, trumpets, strings, etc . . . and soft breathy indie vocals, one male, one female, all but one song in French. Lots of style/sound changes within songs, This CD makes me sooo happy. I like all songs.

*1. (3:24) midtempo, precious, windy, slide guitar twangy, with tinkly piano and acoustic guitar
2. (2:18) midtempo groovin, more normal indie-pop sound, with elec. guitars
3. (4:08) midtempo, shiny acoustic guitars and trumpets, cello, elec. Guitar, has many stages.
*4. (5:16) slower, a bit slinky, trumpets, later strings. interesting syncopated rhythm
*5. (2:39) urgent—strummy acoustic guitar, brusque strings, lo-fi female vocals; second half is Spanishy trumpet fantasy
6. (4:44) dreamy minor-key guitars waltz, with trumpets, gets all electric-y towards end
*7. (1:13) lo-fi, female vocal in French, male counterpoint in English. sparse
8. (3:32) 70’s boppy trumpet/piano sound, then goes into more standard indie-pop
*9. (3:03) driven cheery tempo, boppy 70’s trumpets, strummy guitars, shakers
10. (3:28) driven yet mellow, vibraphones, strummy bell-like guitars, trumpets
*11. (5:07) slow waltz, orchestral, acoustic guitar, muted piano, intricate clarinet noodling
*12. (4:40) first half, pensive instrumental with cheesy over-loud drum machine. Then groovin’ guitar pop with trumpets, strings, and soft “na-na-na’s”

--reviewed by mandy (La Chanteuse)


Track Listing
1. Une Affaire Importante   7. N'en Parlons Plus
2. Jamais Je Ne Mens   8. En Moins D'une Seconde
3. Tout Le Monde D'accord   9. L'epaisseur D'un Cheveu
4. Il M'en Aura Rien Coute   10. Les Lendemains Qui Chantent
5. Soumission De Fait   11. Au Risque De Te Plaire
6. Il Fallait Bien   12. Repos Merite