Liminanas, The / Crystal Anis
Album: Crystal Anis   Collection:General
Artist:Liminanas, The   Added:Nov 2012
Label:Hozac Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-12-08 Pull Date: 2013-02-10
Week Ending: Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 20 Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2014: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
4. Feb 10, 2013: Applying What You've Learned
Crystal Anis, Une Ballade Pour Clive
2. Feb 22, 2013: Time Traveler
Hospital Boogie
5. Feb 07, 2013: Daydream Disaster
3. Feb 15, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
6. Feb 02, 2013: Everything 2.0

Album Review
Grumpy Sean
Reviewed 2012-12-03
Second full-length release from this French male/female duo based in Perpignan (eastern Pyrennees), channelling 60s French fuzz pop through the Velvets and Stereolab and throwing in some discordant jangles from time to time. Both vocalists switch easily between English and French, and the songs are marked by fuzzy organs, an oddly clean guitar (or ukelele?) and classic pop percussion. Not nearly as raucous as the usual Hozac fare, but a great ride down the psych-pop slide ... the contemporary soundtrack for dreams of expat coffee houses and smoky bars.

[P.S. Marie and Lionel were previously in "Les Bellas," a quartet who were more garage-rock-60s than the Liminanas.]

FCC: None

1. med(-), low-key fuzz organ with plink-plunk guitar bits and female english vox
2. * dn(+), would fit well on Gainsbourg's "Melody Nelson," female french vox
3. med, fuzzy VU out-take with that plink-plunk back again
4. dn(+), soft VU-style
5. * dn(+), whispered female french vox and a great walking bass line that I know but can't place
6. med - deep into the solo Nikki Sudden / troubadour sound.
7. * dn, more Gainsbourg soundtrack-ish stuff, split M/F vox, cold(ish) end
8. med, minor-key burner with heavy echoed gtr, mostly instrumental
9. med(-), heavy percussion, building toward but never reaching a proper rave-up
10. * dn, female double-tracked vox singing over farfisa and fuzz guitar
11. dn+, instrumental version of 2010 dance-floor-filling single that replaces the female vox with piano, and then a farfisa organ jam, and then a Fisher-Price xylophone...

Track Listing
1. Salvation   6. Bad Lady Goes To Jail
2. Longanisse   7. Crystal Anis
3. A.F.3458   8. Belmondo
4. Kinam Baby   9. Betty And Johnny
5. Hospital Boogie   10. Une Ballade Pour Clive
  11. I'm Dead Instrumental