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  • Musique

    The Limiñanas

    By Vincent Hanon 10 September 2015

    WHY does the psychedelic garage pop of the Liminanas sound so vibrant these days ? From Franz Ferdinand to Primal Scream, almost every cool musician on the planet seems to dig the music of the French duo from France’s deep south. One of their songs was used for the show Gossip Girl and Jack White has invited them into his Third Man studios. Salvador Dali once described their native town’s railway station, Perpignan, as the ‘centre of the universe.’ As we can hear on ‘Down Underground’, a compilation of 4 Liminanas LPs on two CDs, their sound clearly evokes Gainsbourg and Bardot singing with The Velvets, but the duo don’t try to sound like anyone else. Lionel and Marie, who are a couple, naturally namedrop cinematographic and musical references on a detached minimalist beat. Their fuzzy guitars and organs are reminiscent of the glorious days of The Seeds or Suicide. Constantly hovering between vanilla and chocolate flavour, they share lyrics and sing in French or in English, sometimes mixing both languages in the same song. The Liminanas recently added a strawberry perfume to their sonic ice cream, and recorded the fantastic and untranslatable album titled ‘Traité de Guitarres Triolectiques (A l’Usage Des Portugaises Ensablées)’, with Pascal Comelade (an experimental artist from French Catalonia, who previously recorded with Jeanne Moreau, PJ Harvey and Robert Wyatt). But enough with the namedropping because it is almost summer. Just enjoy the sexy sounds of the Liminanas who have played their hypnotic kaleidoscopic music all around Europe and the USA. Can’t wait to hear it Down Under one of these days…

    Je ne suis pas tres drogue
    Down Underground