dinsdag 23 juni 2009

Camille does Boris

Today, 50 years ago, Boris Vian passed away. I told you about the beautiful tribute-album (I received it today, it looks gorgeous), but thanks to SOM here's a live-recording by Camille, doing Vians La complainte du progres. Plus the original version. The song is about 'consuming ourselves to death'. Read (in French) some background on the song here. Camille's photo was taken by Kmeron.

More Camille: she's a guestvocalist on the new album by Kyle Eastwood, that was recorded in Paris. Yes, Clint Eastwood's son, and a very good bassplayer. It's the titletrack of his new album. He talks about it on his Myspace: "My initial idea for this song was a funk bass line that ended up becoming the intro piano motif. Then came the chord changes which Michael Stevens and I wrote the main melody over. Erin Davis had some ideas for the general drum groove and the rest came together in the studio. I really love Camille’s contribution to the song."

Camille - La complainte du progres
Boris Vian - La complainte du progres
Kyle Eastwood + Camille - Metropolitain

1 opmerking:

  1. What a lovely, lovely tune. Both versions. Many thanks.