Boomkat Product Review:
Label heads Low Jack & Jean Carval see the summer in with a killer second volume of psychedelic experiments, free jazz and acoustic folk records sourced from their back yards in Brittany, north west France. Expect a sh1t tonne of records you’ve never heard before from artists such as Catherine Le Forestier, Daniel Deshays, Hydravion, Gilles Elbaz, Siegfried Kessler, Anne Vanderlove, Georges Rodi, Melina Mercouri and many more a proper eye and ear opener for collectors and heaz.
A waking dream of a mixtape, Nique La Musique De France (Volume 2) translated to the charming "F*ck The Music Of France" works its magick in waves, firstly seducing with a breezy vocal and synth piece from Catherine Le Forestier, to drift thru acoustic folk strums, wistful psych and jazz skronk, then turning to woozy accordions and a blazing prog nugget on the A-side, before really taking it out there on the B-side, touring cinematic collage, ambient new age ideas, and some synthy chanson that’s worth the admission alone, before taking it back to some impish Celtic folk inspirations in the final strokes.
It's the kind of deeep-digging selection we'd have expected the likes of Andy Votel or Doug Shipton of Finders Keepers to have put toghether, except a bit more f*cked up and a bit more Gallic - two big pluses as far as we're concerned. If you wanna expose your ears to a whole new corner of the musical landscape while zoning out to one of the most balmy and brilliant mixtapes of the summer - this one's for you.