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L'aérotrain 00:00 Tools
Seahorses 04:05 Tools
Lali 00:00 Tools
Last Year 00:00 Tools
Everything I See 00:00 Tools
A Day Like Today 00:00 Tools
Days 00:00 Tools
Near the Edge of Something Beautiful 00:00 Tools
I Know 00:00 Tools
Going Away 00:00 Tools
Old & Weak 00:00 Tools
Sunlight 00:00 Tools
L'inertie 00:00 Tools
Horizon 00:00 Tools
Ppm 00:00 Tools
Let Go 00:00 Tools
Action 00:00 Tools
Guns 00:00 Tools
84 00:00 Tools
Life In Pieces 00:00 Tools
Cyclop 00:00 Tools
Take On Me 00:00 Tools
On n'a rien vu venir 00:00 Tools
Lights 00:00 Tools
Nineties 00:00 Tools
Folk Song 00:00 Tools
All i have 00:00 Tools
Hurry Up 00:00 Tools
Take On Me* 00:00 Tools
I don't want to drive 00:00 Tools
Time we spent together 00:00 Tools
Cyclop - Bonus track 00:00 Tools
Time goes by 00:00 Tools
Latest 00:00 Tools
All along 00:00 Tools
Sometimes you don't understand 00:00 Tools
As Tears Go By 00:00 Tools
Ever again 00:00 Tools
White Fires 00:00 Tools
Your pictures 00:00 Tools
En Silencio 00:00 Tools
Some stay 00:00 Tools
The trees 00:00 Tools
Stories In Reverse 00:00 Tools
Do you know what it's like 00:00 Tools
Judging Hand 00:00 Tools
Cyclop (feat. Helena Miquel) [Bonus Track] 00:00 Tools
Control 00:00 Tools
Les Angles Morts 00:00 Tools
En Silencio (feat. Helena Miquel) 00:00 Tools
Walls 00:00 Tools
Beyond Repair 00:00 Tools
The Reckoning 00:00 Tools
Someday if i want to 00:00 Tools
As Tears Go By** 00:00 Tools
Lost Lights 00:00 Tools
Going away (Summer style) 00:00 Tools
Who's to blame 00:00 Tools
The wedding song 00:00 Tools
Bitter soda (Winter style) 00:00 Tools
Switzerland 00:00 Tools
Sorry for 00:00 Tools
PPM (Heyday remix) 00:00 Tools
Postslowrock 00:00 Tools
Folk Song - Bonus Track 00:00 Tools
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Chokebore Cover 00:00 Tools
Hurry Up - Bonus Track 00:00 Tools
do you know what it's like ? 00:00 Tools
L'aйrotrain 00:00 Tools
PPM - Heyday Remix 00:00 Tools
Lila 00:00 Tools
Cyclop - Slow Demo 00:00 Tools
L'aerotrain 00:00 Tools
L'aérotrain (Monsieur Sonor remix) 00:00 Tools
Someday If I Want To (live) 00:00 Tools
Folk Song (bonus track) 00:00 Tools
Hurry Up (bonus track) 00:00 Tools
Lali (the chef cooks me remix) 00:00 Tools
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 00:00 Tools
Cyclop (feat. Helena Miquel) 00:00 Tools
En Silencio (feat. Helena Miquel) [Ley DJ & David Van Bylen remix] 00:00 Tools
august 00:00 Tools
Days - Ley DJ & David Van Bylen Remix 00:00 Tools
Old Weak 00:00 Tools
Si je ne suis pas encore fou, je souhaite le devenir (Demos 2004 - 2017) [Bonus Track] 00:00 Tools
You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Chokebore Cover) 00:00 Tools
Lali (Lipelis Radio Edit) 00:00 Tools
PPM (live) 00:00 Tools
Lali (live) 00:00 Tools
Everything I see (live) 00:00 Tools
Last year (live) 00:00 Tools
Lali (James Merrifield remix) 00:00 Tools
40 seasons (feat. Loïc b.o.) 00:00 Tools
Intro 00:00 Tools
Lali (radio edit) 00:00 Tools
I know (demo) 00:00 Tools
Lali (As Paths remix) 00:00 Tools
Folk song (2008) 00:00 Tools
Royalsucker (Venus cover) (demo) 00:00 Tools
Seahorses (Dolphins & finswimmers in the Red Sea) 00:00 Tools
I know (live) 00:00 Tools
Lali (2008) 00:00 Tools
Lali (demo) 00:00 Tools
Sunlight (by Emma Broughton) 00:00 Tools
sparkling water 00:00 Tools
Lali (Ghost Society remix) 00:00 Tools
Si je ne suis pas encore fou, je souhaite le devenir (Demos 2004-2017) 00:00 Tools
L'aérotrain - Monsieur Sonor Remix 00:00 Tools
Lali (Lipelis Remix) 00:00 Tools
En Silencio (feat. Helena Miquel) [Ley DJ David Van Bylen remix] 00:00 Tools
Lali (As Path remix) 00:00 Tools
Bitter soda 00:00 Tools
Seasons (bonus-track) 00:00 Tools
Last Year (Heyday Remix) 00:00 Tools
L'aérotrain - Estereo Brothers & Entertainiment Remix 00:00 Tools
Days - Jack Beauregard Remix 00:00 Tools
Last year (demo) (auto-remix) 00:00 Tools
L'aérotrain 00:00 Tools
old and weak 00:00 Tools
Lali (Sylvouch Remix) 00:00 Tools
P.P.M. 00:00 Tools
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Together: such are the four Parisians from the band Exsonvaldes since they met at university nearly ten years ago. Grabbing their guitars, always looking for the right hue, a teenage spent listening to Nirvana, the shock with Radiohead, the frenzy of composing songs and sending them right to the heart of the battle. After two Eps where the idea of a repertoire and a personal style started to emerge, a genuine first album was eventually released in 2004, both a sum and a manifesto of everything they could and intended to create. Far from the attempts of categorizing a French rock scene, their singing in English plus their claimed influences ranging from the American indy of Death cab for cutie to the constantly boiling energy of the Belgian scene, gave them rapid access to the European scene. Then came a series of concerts, openings for Girls in Hawaii, noticeable gigs in Switzerland or in Praga, successive sets in Bourges and more than a hundred concerts all around France and this only for their first album's tour: Time we spent together. Thanks to the numerous stage-experiences, the band blossomed and got closer and closer; meanwhile the audience grew and the critics couldn't but stress this ability to strike and move: “Straight to the heart” (Nova); “An impressive musical maturity” (Rocksound); “Absorbing” (Les Inrockuptibles). With each concert, Exsonvaldes overcame their doubts and kept this notion of togetherness, which is the best you can expect from the road. 2009: the new album After the tour, back to new songs. A new album to imagine. Everything stems from one single title: Lali. The audacity of new experiments, the addition of new elements to the tension of guitars, the impact and richness of the melodies, are more than ever the band's trademark. A soft electro touch, rhythmic programming, the help of a female voice to create instant emotion and walk toward light. From this song, the album will patiently be built, enlightened by the meeting with Alex Firla (Phoenix, Arthur H). « Without Alex » says Simon »we would have needed 3 or 4 albums to reach such a level, to forget our writing habits ». And that's how and why the songs become both more accessible and powerful. Ardour, breaks, pitching are only there to push the song forward, to make blood even more red. The ideal attack of guitars grips you while the voice reaches fragile yet controlled heights, the various melodic lines become the branches of a common river. Alex Firla leads the group towards new horizons, new melancholies. For example in the song 84 we happen to meet Japan and Bauhaus, as well as Daniel Ash's side project Tones on tail; a rustling forest of guitars over which the voice can set itself free; this song deals with course, introspection and liberation, density and grace. Near the edge of something beautiful: Recorded in Paris, mixed by Alex Firla and mastered by Mike Marsh (Depeche Mode, Klaxons). A year and a half of hard work for the 11 songs of the album, to give melancholy and anger a vital breath. Time becomes the time of the lyrics; it can be untied love stories or taking into account the ambitions and failures of life. Anguish, the wistful veil of the lyrics show the evolution of a self-assertive group. « We've come to a point in our lives, Simon says, where the four of us have chosen music; and of course it's a choice that's difficult to explain to the people around us. With music, to be clearly understood, we have to assert and claim our choice more strongly and loudly than in any other activity. Every day, every minute, we take a risk, but the risk to reach something more beautiful. I think the lyrics of this album convey an anguish which is not the anguish of uncertainty but that of risk. » Times are changing, fortunately. For the four Parisians of Exsonvaldes it's no more a question of cutting a path but of truly existing on a scene where singing in English is not an obstacle anymore. Whatever, the voice is too enthralling, the sound too offensive, the attitude too determined to be stopped by any obstacle. The problem is not either to confront the masters but to be who you are, to free yourself in eleven songs. Near the edge of something beautiful is a rich, subtle album which manages to defeat the dangerous game of the passing of time since everything is carefully mastered and controlled. Such is the humble and unashamed rock, the boundless rock of four guys who when they don't tour live in Paris. We are facing eleven inspired and powerful songs - each managing to get its own touch - and the patient and permanent challenge of reaching together personal heights. Jérôme Attal. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.