Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Now before you listen to this song (assuming you haven't heard it yet), you MUST watch this video: The Little Girl Giant. What you are seeing is a live fairy-tale theatre event and parade called The Sultan's Elephant, involving a giant girl marionnette and a 42-ton mechanical elephant. It was created by French street arts group Royal de Luxe, and during performances a French prog rock band by the name of Les Balayeurs Du Desert (The Desert Sweepers) played backing music taken from their album Jules Verne Impact (the whole extravaganza is supposedly inspired by the works of Jules Verne). This song, "Decollage", is the one playing during the Little Girl Giant video, and it has a dreamy electronic sound reminiscent of fellow French bands Air or Telepopmusik. The rest of the album incorporates more world music elements, but this song kills, and the added visuals of the marionnette make it even cooler.