Pretty soon, we will round up the best of the best, the albums and/or songs that reached places that we never thought would reach (in/on/at) us. Some readers already send us their picks, you still can.
My choice for Album of the Year was made, when all of a sudden Marie Warnant‘s third album came flying by. Released in April, but I recently bumped into it. And boy, what a beauty this is. She took a left turn, trading her gentle rock-chanson sound for a more leftfield option. NYXTAPE is inspired ‘by influences as divers as Arto Lindsay, Georges Moustaki and Tom Zé and mixes references from Lizzy Mercier Descloux to David Byrne in her own unique way’, this bio says.
To me, the new sound reminded me of Marie’s fellow Belgian acts like Allez Allez, Antena and some artists on the heralded Les Disques du Crépuscule label from the 80s. It’s funky, it’s quirky, it’s really, really good.