Saturday, May 10, 2014
REVIEW: Watoo Watoo - Une Si Longue Attente
Nine of the ten tracks are sung in French by the lovely Pascale, but I suspect that those of us who struggle with French won't mind a bit. While Pascale handles the cooing, Michael creates the music and plays most of the instruments. The quality of their connection and artistic pairing is evident in the result. The songs are cinematic, and you can imagine them as backdrop for scenes of happy couples. When you began reading you probably didn't know that you need this album for the sake of your mental health. That is understandable -- I didn't know I needed it until I started listening. But it is Saturday morning and I've listened to it two more times while writing this review, and I'm convinced that this is going to be a good day.
This pop gem was created in Bordeaux, France, but comes to us from Seattle's Jigsaw Records. You can stream the entire album at Jigsaw's Bandcamp page, which is linked below. The album is out now. In fact, it has been out since early this year, but I had assumed that the French culture ministry required aging for all French products before marketing -- or is that only for wine?
Jigsaw Records page for album
Bandcamp for album