Monday, May 31, 2010

newmusicmonday #45 :: Navet Confit

image:: Navet Confit, CBCr3

One of the things I wish I had more exposure to is francophone indie music. Part of the problem is my limited French, but there also is little crossover between anglo and francophone media. Marde. This week features Montréal's Navet Confit {MySpace}, a one-man band offering retro-tinged space pop who has a history of collaborating with fellow Montréal indie artists. Navet Confit is on La Confiserie, along with Émilie Proulx, who is also worth a listen if you're into indie folk.

To hell with the language gap, give him a listen and remember how the funky groovings of Malajube made you forget you haven't a clue what the lyrics are. "Samsam" from last year is a great song and I love the bizarre video that goes along with it::

Also check out the surrealistic imagery for "Automne", which has a harder-edged sound::

while "Asphalte" combines urban imagery set to an 80s new wave synth beat::

I like the manic sound of "Bébé Dans La Boîte", clocking in at 1:16, although the "stuttering" sound may annoy some::

Finally, here's "Denise" from a Radio Canada Bande à Part session.

I'm sorry I missed the Navet Confit show here in Toronto in March, but now I'll be on the lookout.

Twitterversion::  [blog+video] #Newmusicmonday feat.#MontrealIndie@navetconfit. Retro-tinged francophone space-pop w/feet squarely in 2010. @Prof_K


linnyqat said...

Check it out: anglo Canada will get even less exposure to franco music now that Much Music has cut their French language music programming. Sad.

Kenneth M. Kambara said...

It's too bad. Maybe it wasn't typical, but I recall watching MuchMusic in 1992 and there seemed to be more francophone pop artists in the rotation.