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I found much to admire in Francois Marry's 2012 album 'E Volo Love'. He has
returned to his homeland to record his new project 'Piano Ombre', a collection
of ten compositions which, with support from producer Ash Workman, prove
that he is continuing to mature into an artist of considerable musical stature.

His style is unashamedly romantic; his voice a tremulous instrument, fragile
but affecting. The greater part of the set is sung in French but this need not
deter us; the melodies are strong and the arrangements richly varied.

Opening track 'Bois' is a standout number, building from a hypnotic, pulsing
opening sequence into a powerfully dense anthem with an emphatic bass line and
brooding brass. 'La Verite' is a more upbeat affair whose bouncing beats, chattering
keys and bright and breezy backing vocals put me in mind of Tom Tom Club.
'La Fille Aux Cheveux De Soie' is a lovely piano-led ballad, a tad melancholy and
old fashioned in the nicest possible way. Likewise the title track 'Piano Ombre' with its
haunting harmonies, a beautiful invention and perhaps Monsieur Marry's finest moment.

A delectable offering which becomes curiously addictive with repeated encounters.

Highly Recommended.
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