Her River Raves Recollections

by FrÓnšois & the Atlas Mountains

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stitch017 / lej011 — 10", 2009

    Side A

  1. Royan
  2. One Voice in the Noise
  3. The Long Journey
  4. Peaux Rouges

    Side B

  1. Cachou
  2. Allons Ó la Piscine
  3. Kitchens and Dictionaries
  4. Nights = Days
  5. So Many Nos

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Saintes is a small town in the South-West of France. In Roman times it was a local capital because of its position on the river Charente: the place where at high tide the water from the Atlantic Ocean goes the furthest inland. It is a place in between waters.

FrÓnšois' mother's house is situated there, on the edge of the flood plains. That is where FrÓnšois grew up and where, like many teenagers in the nineties, he sometimes walked across the fields outside of town on saturday nights, finding the way to the raves by tracking the pulse of the beats.

Every winter, when the heavy rains pour into the melted snow, the river swells and the neighbourhood turns into a lake. Every summer, you can enjoy daily trips to go swimming in the fresh water. And from Frßnšois' mother's home it will take you the same time to cycle to the riverside village of Pont l'AbbÚ, featured on the cover, than to drive to Royan, the nearest seaside town.

Many of these songs were recorded, amongst others, in preparation of the next full length album, Plaine Inondable, due to be released by Fence Records in September 2009. They were recorded in different places: in a garden in France, on a roof terrace in Morocco, in an analogue studio in Newhaven on the cliffs of southern England. These locations nevertheless produced songs with a common feel, that of the rhythm of the waves and the reflection of the light in the water.

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