Remember Tricatel, Bertrand Burgalat’s label? The technicolorized music on this label is the best reference, I’d say, to Alexander von Mehren’s music. From his bio: “Alexander von Mehren is a 29 years old pianist, songwriter and producer from Bergen, Norway. He started playing the piano at the age of four and began receiving classical piano lessons when he turned seven. During his ten years of classical training, von Mehren gradually developed an interest in alternative music and started writing his own compositions, especially inspired by French, German, Italian and British library music, 60s/70s soundtracks, alternative pop à la Stereolab and The High Llamas and the Chicago-based post-rock scene.”
One of the top tracks on AvM’s album is Champs-Elysées. I’m not sure who the girl is that Alex is duetting with, he did not respond to my tweeted question. An educated guess says it’s Nathalie Nordnes. See here.
UPDATE: Alexander did respond and yes, it’s Nathalie. See here