released on 3" CD-R on I Wish I Was Unpopular (iwish019) - sold out
Anne Bacheley is a French singer-songwriter who has released an excellent lo-fi EP on Alistair Fitchetts, of tangents.co.uk
fame, own cdr label. The title track is a moody, organ driven track with more than a hint of Stereolab about it. The EP's standout track "Underground Summer Love Song" has gone surfing with Jan & Dean and I want to get on "board" as well (bad pun intended!). The other three tracks, including "Olympique", the only track sung in her native French, are delicate beauties worthy of your attention. Anne Bachley's website, where you can download tracks that failed to make the EP (just shows you the strength of those which did) is at www.annebacheley.net
Released on I Wish I Was Unpopular with a rather fab 3" CDr with neat packaging. This is beautiful lo fi pop music. Anne seems to hail from France her home page is in French (such is the information we are given). The EP contains 5 great songs that are beautiful in whatever language they are sung (for the record 4 are in English and 1 is in French). Two of the songs are more upbeat - 'Underground Summer Love Song' and 'Love Anymore' sound just as fragile as the slower tracks. The other 3 songs (including the wonderful title track) are more lightweight but the beauty within still shines through. This wonderful release deserves further investigation. I like my twee indie pop when it is done with this amount of style.