Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Vezelay - Lyre EP (Planet Mu)

Right, enough gangster 9mm bullet headphone shizzle let's get into some dreamy French produced pop music and when we say pop we don't mean the Take That reunion. Vezelay is 30 year old Matthieu Le Berre from Clermont-Ferrand in France and this new Planet Mu EP is his debut release. All we can say is it was worth the wait.

Vezelay inhabits a dream land where pop structures provide a loose framework for delicate, thoughtful vocals, THC sedated MPC operators throw in slo-mo beats so you don't lose all track of reality and lazy and hazy is the order of the day.

Now this is one of those EPs that didn't grab us straight away but after repeated listens it slowly but surely sucked us into it's hypnogocic depths and musical delights. The only problem is we've got a load of work to do and after listening to this it feels like Sunday morning. The release date is June 20th but have a little early listen to the opening track below and see what you think.

Vezelay Bandcamp Page
Planet Mu Website