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camille - ilo veyou (2x12inch vinyl lp + cd)


ARTIST // camille
LABEL // because music (fr)
CAT // bec5156983lp


Double LP version. Includes CD. Camille's fourth studio album Ilo Veyou, originally released in 2011. Includes "Allez Allez Allez", "L'étourderie", and "Tout Dit".

"Recorded in a string of unusual locations including three church chapels and Noirlac Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian building located deep in the heart of the central French countryside, Gallic pop maverick Camille's fourth album, Ilo Veyou, reflects the low-key surroundings of its inception with a sound which playfully toys with the notions of silence and space. Indeed, it's possible to hear a pin drop on the majority of its 15 tracks, particularly on the Björk-esque, a cappella closer 'Tout Dit,' which sometimes bravely waits five seconds in-between each of Camille's whispered words; the highly atmospheric, Middle Eastern-tinged 'Le Berger,' which sees her adopt a Bollywood-style vocal alongside a simple oud arrangement, and the bilingual, hushed melodies of 'Pleasure,' which are accompanied solely by some echo-laden, muted percussion. While this sparse approach could have turned into a gimmick in lesser hands, Camille's flair for invention ensures the album never turns into a one-trick pony." --Jon O'Brien, AllMusic