A1_Mon amour tu bois trop – 3:27
A2_Les chants de Maldoror (Kraut Koto) – 4:37
A3_À rebours (Hang Bôté) – 3:33
A4_Intérieur Négro – 3:13
A5_Vowel – 2:33
Side B (20 minutes)
B1_Hard Billy – 3:41
B2_La mort de Pierre – 2:38
B3_Le cirque de consolation – 3:40
B4_Il pleut des hommes – 3:43
B5_Dandelion (Piano solo) – 2:15
B6_Missing Love – 3:22
Léonie Pernet’s second album Le Cirque de Consolation, to be released November 19th on InFiné & CryBaby, inhabits a world where borders dissolve and everyone makes their own unique and singular utopia. Hereby, the record questions the links between pop music, African cultures and electronic music, neo-classical music or the role of voice, whether human or synthetic. Sophomore albums can be a painful process for an artist – how refreshing it is to hear one so decidedly optimistic.
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The sought after whirlwind of French Pop that exploded onto the scene with her debut “Crave”, Leonie Pernet, returns with her second album, “Le Circque de Consolation”, a sort of double negative of her first. While the yearning that sat at the center of “Crave”might not have been resolved, the young multi-instrumentalist and singer has found a new perspective – a more open and positive outlook on her own life and work. Perhaps telling, then, that the title was the first element of the album to exist: as it is and has always been a journey of personal (and collective) consolation first, a musical confrontation with the self.
“This record parallels my life’s journey,” confirms Léonie, “it reflects what has happened in my life since ‘Crave’ came out and how I feel today. There’s still a lot of melancholy, but a lot more sunshine and light. In four years, I’ve become sober, which has saved me; I’ve worked a lot on my voice, which is a part of a desire to speak, to address my audience more directly, and also a more pronou