Le Volume Courbe - The House (ft. Kevin Shields)

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Le Volume Courbe's single 'The House / Monte Dans Mon Ambulance' out now!
Video directed by Philip Smiley.

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Le Volume Courbe - meaning "the volume curve" - is hard to put in a genre box. They don't play rock 'n roll, and they don't play world music. It's out-of-this-world music. It's in-your-own-world music, what-in-the-world music. It's a diary of dreams.

After being raised in a small town in Pays de la Loire, French-born Charlotte Marionneau (aka Le Volume Courbe) journeyed across the English Channel to London. Settling in England, Charlotte began composing and making tracks, receiving vital encouragement from musicians like Hope Sandoval, Kevin Shields, David Roback and Colm O’Ciosoig, all of whom contributed to her debut album “I killed by best friend” (Honest Jons/Astralwerks).

Ring The Alarm is pleased to bring you her latest release: the double A side single "The House / Monte Dans Mon Ambulance", mixed by John Parish (Eels, PJ Harvey). Charlotte recorded the A side “The House” with her friends and band: Melanie Draisey, Chris Mackin, Theodore Hall, Lascelle Gordon, Barney Slater and Kevin Shields. "The House" is a whimsically poetic song with toy gun sounds and soaring strings. The AA side “Monte Dans Mon Ambulance “ is an elegy conveyed by Charlotte's eerily beautiful vocals and the piano play of Martin Duffy (Felt, Primal Scream).

Unique, radical and rich with personality, Le Volume Courbe’s playful, powerful songs of innocence and intrigue are not easily forgotten. 


My Bloody Valentine’s iconic frontman Kevin Shields guested on Le Volume Courbe’s “The House,” and though his woozy, swirling atmospherics are all over the song, he doesn’t seem to show up in the accompanying video. But French-born Charlotte Marionneau who masterminds Le Volume Courbe, has her hands full already with a darkly-clad stalker who follows her everywhere. In the meantime, she also gets to cuddle a huge, adorable bunny, which is a fair toss-up in my book. It’s the kind of cute-paranoid aesthetic that Wes Anderson loves to deal in, but this video was directed by Philip Smiley. 
-- Stereogum


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