Arthur H / Adieu Tristesse
Album: Adieu Tristesse   Collection:World
Artist:Arthur H   Added:Jan 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-12 Pull Date: 2006-04-16 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 16 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26
Airplays: 2 3 1 1 2 2 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 31, 2010: Music Casserole
Le Baiser De La Lune
4. Nov 25, 2008: The Rent Party
Est-Ce Que Tu Aimes?
2. Jul 24, 2009: The Rent Party
Est-Ce Que Tu Aimes?
5. Aug 12, 2008: At The Café Bohemian
La Chanson De Satie
3. Jun 02, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Est-Ce Que Tu Aimes?
6. Mar 18, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
The Lady Of Shanghai

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-02-03
I love, love, love Arthur H. He’s been one of my favorites for years now, so I’m extra happy with this new release. He’s got a hoarse, gruff, compelling voice, a unique jazz-influenced style, and is cool in the way that only really cool French people can be cool. This is heavily moody, quirky, and unique. So unique it’s almost impossible to review. One star each track. Maybe two.

1. Kind of dark, downtempo, with whisper vocals. Sweeping.
2. Downtempo duet w/cool fem vox. Spooky goodness.
3. Lyrical w/lush strings and a great, atmospheric feel.
4. Dark & driving w/great uses of strings. Orchestral.
5. Strident strings, epic, almost operatic bits. Dark, changing.
6. Sexy-cool urban cha-cha-esque romp. Complete w/gunshots.
7. A short, relaxed list of things he loves. Unexpected ending.
8. Slow “avantesque” blend of plinks, la-las, and other listenable bits.
9. A hint of spy theme, mid/uptempo jazz groove. Way cool.
10. Slow, whispery, evocative. Mostly spoken.
11. Rock ode to NYC. Gets driving and big.
12. Relaxed, lyrical duet w/a guy who sounds a lot like him.
13. Lazy, late-night and lush. Slow w/great strings.

Track Listing
1. Adieu Tristesse   7. L'amoureux
2. La Chanson De Satie   8. Ma Sorciere Bleue
3. Le Chercheur D'or   9. Le Baiser De La Lune
4. La Fille De L'est   10. La Danseur
5. The Lady Of Shanghai   11. Ma Derniere Nuit A New York City
6. Est-Ce Que Tu Aimes?   12. Le Destin Du Voyageur
  13. Confessions Nocturnes