Friday, 30 May 2014

FRANCIS MACDONALD & HARRY PYE - VIDEO/SINGLE REVIEW

Francis Macdonald & Harry Pye - Sympathy For Jean-Luc Godard 
Francis Macdonald & Harry Pye
- Sympathy For Jean-Luc Godard

So, if you take one member of Teenage Fanclub, force him to collaborate with a London based artist on a series of songs and videos you could reasonably expect this first taster to be gentle, acoustic tinged pop with a Belle and Sebastian tone and some charming black and white animation. Well, expect away because that's exactly what you get with 'Sympathy For Jean-Luc Godard'. The gentle repeated refrain of 'Je t'aime Godard' is a beautifully soft expression of love whilst the counter argument of 'Je n'aime pas Monsieur Guy Ritchie, his films mean nothing to me' shows off the understated sense of humour of Macdonald. One could argue that this goes on a bit at nearly seven minutes in length but if you think about it more as an animated short film with a continuous film then it makes more sense and you'll be able to sleep better at night. Delightful stuff and I look forward to hearing/seeing the rest. Especially if there is a short folk song about just how bad that film 'The Holiday' is. Seriously, that film made me angry on the inside and I can't forgive it for that.

More information: http://www.francismacdonaldandharrypye.com/


Watch The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGW4QHlm3HY 

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