Biographie de Luka Philipsen

La Biographie de Luka Philipsen

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by Keren Ann
     
 
Like Coralie Clément, Keren Ann may not have the widest range, but she makes the most of it. Her vocals are light, delicate, and pretty, as if she has found a way to combine talking, whispering, and singing into one fluid approach (and as if she has listened to a few Astrud Gilberto albums in her time). La

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Like Coralie Clément, Keren Ann may not have the widest range, but she makes the most of it. Her vocals are light, delicate, and pretty, as if she has found a way to combine talking, whispering, and singing into one fluid approach (and as if she has listened to a few Astrud Gilberto albums in her time). La Biographie de Luka Philipsen was the French singer/songwriter's debut and many of the songs were co-written with longtime associate Benjamin Biolay (Clément's older brother). Biolay also produced, played several instruments (guitar, trumpet, and trombone), and provided the orchestral arrangements. The pleasing results are somewhat like a modern-day Serge Gainsbourg-Françoise Hardy collaboration. They even duet on one song, "Decrocher les Etoiles." Consequently, Biolay has often been compared to Gainsbourg, and Keren Ann has often been compared to Hardy, but Keren Ann -- like Biolay -- is a multi-instrumentalist, as well, and plays guitar and clarinet on the album. In addition, she has written songs for other artists, most notably Henri Salvador. The Brazilian-sounding "Jardin d'Hiver," which appears on La Biographie (and was co-written by Biolay), first showed up on Salvador's Chambre Avec Vue. It became a big hit for the 83-year-old French jazz musician and would garner awards (like the prestigious Victoires de la Musique) and considerable acclaim for Keren Ann and Biolay.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2002
Label:
Emi France
UPC:
0724352508723
catalogNumber:
525087

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Performance Credits

Keren Ann   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Guitar,Piano
Christophe Briquet   Performing Ensemble
Karen Brunon   Cello
Isabelle Sajot   Performing Ensemble
Lucien Schmit   Performing Ensemble
Laurent Vernerey   Bass
Lionel Gaillardin   Guitar
Benjamin Biolay   Guitar,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet,Brass
Guy Arbion   Performing Ensemble
David Maurin   Drums
Florent Bremond   Alto
Christophe Morin   Cello
Sébastien Surel   Performing Ensemble
J.B. Beauchamps   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Claude Ermelin   Engineer
Max Waldberg   Engineer
Lionel Gaillardin   Engineer,drum programming
Beatrice Sciardis   Engineer
Benjamin Biolay   Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement

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La Biographie de Luka Philipsen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This first album from Keren Ann is absolutely outstanding. All the songs on it are absolutely fantastic, from "Sur le fils" do "Jardin d'Hiver", but my absolute favorite song has to be her collaboration with Biolay, "Decrocher les Etoiles." Her vocals are so dream-like it practically transports you to another place. It is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago