Sep 18, 2007

Joyful, Gentle Stories

Geneviève Castrée - Pamplemoussi, Les Tetes Molles [Page 4]

Geneviève Castrée is a Canadian drawer of pictures, composer of stories, dreamer of dreams, and singer of songs. Her world is a musical storybook exhaled in one natural breath from the side of her tiny, hesitant mouth. In comics, her pictures are French fables about children and animals giggling with the characteristic whimsy of rounded edges, but frightened with careful fragility and introspective abstraction. Translated to music, her songs are acoustic scaffolding for the vulnerable treasure of her voice - subtle like a jazz singer, pure like a wailing Bjork, and beautifully broken like Cat Power. It's all unusual yet familiar, all painfully cute, all offered with an intimacy akin to being gently touched.

Geneviève Castrée - Drapeau Blanc (mp3)

Geneviève Castrée - Raffinerie (mp3)


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