Amsterdam-based, but very French neo-new wave artiste Emmanuelle Ornon aka Fusée Doreée has a new EP out, on Bandcamp. This, I think, is the best track
Here’s an idea for every indie-band: have your new single covered by French girls. Or flamboyant rockers. Or folkies. Or…whoever, really. Dutch combo No Ninja Am I (if you follow Christmas-a-Go-Go, you’ll remember ‘m) recorded Better Mistakes, and then thought of asking as many musicians they knew to record their version. Or just a small part. All versions, bits and pieces were edited into one 28 min-long new version. A bit like this version. One of Holland’s best read industry blogs picked up on it. You can hear Emmanuelle from Fusée Dorée (pictured) is singing a great French version of Better Things, on a ‘pastiche’ that has input from Port of Call, Gerhardt, Max Vanremmerden, Channah, Motel Aurora, Marisela, Martijn Buis, Box of Chocolates, RoSm, Joey de la Fuente & No Ninja Am I. You can listen and/or download for free on Bandcamp. In fact, ALL No Ninja Am I music is downloadable for free!
UPDATE: Emmanuelle put her French (solo-)version of Better Mistakes on Soundcloud, also free to download.
After a good one woman performance on 17 June 2011 in Amsterdam for the quarter final in the singer-songwriter category of the Grote Prijs van Nederland, a Dutch music award, Emmanuelle Ornon aka Fusée Dorée, French but living in Amsterdam, is putting out her first two singles “Un rendez-vous/ La carte” on Amsterdam-Detroit based label, Cherry Juice Recordings. Says Ornon: “A couple of years ago, I was playing around with my loop machine, putting music to French poems for a performance at the French Institute in Amsterdam. And it felt good, experimenting with vocals and minimal guitars and beats. So I haven’t stop playing, and songs have popped up and grown, and now there’s a whole family of them.”
Fusée writes her own lyrics in both French and English and works with other musicians such as Mario Ramirez, a fellow musician from band Children SuMadre who played bass on a few songs, while Ian Holchaker and Max Koedijk cooked up some additional beats. Her voice has just been featured on CRJ’s digital release “Quelle importance”, performed by Japanese house artist and DJ Motomitsu.
Speaking of which, not only will Motomitsu be in town on Saturday 25 June to be part of the live performance of Fusée Dorée at De Nieuwe Anita in Amsterdam (hint: her new single is seriously electro and trip hop), Oh La La’s Natashka has rounded up DJ Laurent Chambon and DJs Cowboy & Henk for an evening of high energy French music inspired by Fusée Dorée called GOLD.
Fusée Dorée – Twinkle
Fusée Dorée – Mes amants