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Friday, Dec 16 2016 | 02:30
Image: 1607602 La Féline are back with their new album Triomphe.

01. Senga
02. Le Royaume
03. La Mer Avalée
04. Trophée
05. Samsara
06. La Femme Du Kiosque Sur L’Eau
07. Comité Rouge
08. Séparés (Si Nous Étions Jamais)
09. Le Plongeur
10. Gianni
11. Nu, Jeune, Léger

In a previous life, La Féline was a trio. Three voices joined as one on
a handful of EPs with diverse influences, trying to find their place
between musical genres, languages, and experiences, guided by
Ariane’s writing and the luminous vocals of singer and guitarist Agnès
Gayraud. Then came “Adieu l’enfance” in 2014, the first album for
which Agnès alone carried the feline fur, and made her mark. A
unique voice emerged from the album, giving free reign to obsessions
that had had only been hinted at previously.
As cathartic as its title implies and entirely sung in French, “Adieu
l’enfance” was also a rebirth with hypnotic new wave sounds, urban
climates and introspective lyrics, a place into which the outside world
would sometimes crash, in an explosion of broken glass.
While creating her second album, “Triomphe”, La Féline started a new
fascinating metamorphosis. Guided by Dionysus, the god of ecstasy
(while the minimal synthpop of “Adieu l’enfance” had more Apollonian
hints), Agnès started by imagining herself as a ruthless warrior or
Miyazaki-like wildling. “Senga”, the first single passes on the flame: in
mirror-calm waters, Agnès the feline becomes Senga who talks to
wolves, Senga who climbs the trees and knows the secrets of the
forest. As total and ambitious album, “Triomphe” is like a place where
La Féline transforms the forest into a refuge, the sea into a primordial
swamp from which to emerge reborn, and projects herself into a city
of Tokyo where nature has re-claimed its rights. In this place we talk
of renaissances (“Samsara”, “Le Plongeur” — pulled down to the
depths by the sound of an octobass), meet Greek gods and spirit
animals (“Senga”), question the place of man in the community (“Le
Royaume”, “Comité rouge”).
After looking inwards toward the intimate, her songs now open up to
others, suggesting a whole unexplored world behind the veil of
appearances in the background that we almost dare not lift for fear of
going mad, like in Arthur Machen’s short story, The Great God Pan. Is
that not what is happening in the worrying final of the song “Gianni”,
that sounds like a descent into hell, or in the liberating crescendo of
“Royaume” where flutes and sax-ophones mix their strident sounds
together in one ecstatic celebration?
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