Hortensia, Cecile / Papillons
Album: Papillons   Collection:General
Artist:Hortensia, Cecile   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Electric Lotus Label  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-04-06 Pull Date: 2013-06-09
Week Ending: Apr 21
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 20, 2013: Music Casserole
No Man's Land

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2013-04-04
Cecile Hortensia - Papillons (Electro Lotus Label)
Bilingual Country/Folk. Gentle music from delicate-voiced singer, born in France and now based in Arizona. Mostly mid-tempo. Female Vox, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, other stuff. She has a voice made for french pop, which sometimes makes an odd mix with the country twang of the music. No FCCs. Faves: 1, 10, 12 ~eme o.

1. Les Papillons Dans l'Estomac (3:14) Slow Cabaret/cafe. Breathy voice, clarinet, piano, guitar, accordion, violin

2. Ray LaMontagne (3:18) Bouncy rhythm, ragtime piano.

3. This Is My Home (3:34) Country cafe song. Pedal steel guitar.

4. Cactus Road (4:49) Opening guitar lines bring the desert to mind, strands of spaghetti western. Settles into a rolling rhythm.

5. Coyote (4:29) Rock-Bluesy. Bass and keyboards play a strong part. The song has a kind of tough-guy swagger the vocals don’t quite match.

6. My Runaway (3:33) Mid-fast. Guest vocalist Justin Olson leads off. M and F vox trade verses, coming together for the chorus. Accordion.

7. Vers Les Etoiles (2:52) Mid-tempo. Cello. Pedal steel guitar. Kind of a longing/searching/dreaming song.

8. La Nostalgie Du Temps Present (4:18) Slowish. Pedal steel guitar is almost an eerie presence. Piano.

9. Your Person (3:35) Slowish. Piano, Pedal Steel, dramatic tone. Lyrics about being the person “you” can rely on.

10. No Man's Land (3:34) Starts off with voice alone, then guitar enters. Sounds a little like she’s going punk-rock. But then there’s the trumpet.

11. Rolling Down The Route 66 (3:55) Country blues travelling song. Tenor Sax makes an appearance.

12. Le Dormeur De La Nationale (3:34) Gentle like a lullaby.

Track Listing
1. Les Papillons Dans L'estomac   7. Vers Les Etoiles
2. Ray Lamontange   8. La Nostalgie Du Temps Present
3. This Is My Home   9. Your Person
4. Cactus Road   10. No Man's Land
5. Coyote   11. Rolling Down The Route 66
6. My Runaway   12. Le Dormeur De La Nationale