FLEUR DU MAL – Soleil [Spleen II, EP]
by Walter Price
There seems to be no better time to be critical of our surroundings, our pasts, information bombardments, and, possibly, an impending doom lingers. And the recent single “Soleil”, and the ‘Spleen II’ EP it comes from, cover a lot of skeptical ground. Angst is a daunting path to navigate, but if you put your mistrust into breathing life into some lush and crunchy shoegaze as France’s literary named Fleur Du Mal [Obermann & Faber] have done, then maybe you can get lost for a while.
“Soleil”, and the ‘Spleen II’ are both available via Shoredive Records and you can stream them now at the GTC as well as follow this link to watch a dreamy-psych film comprised of live footage.
And I’m not sure if cynicism will kill us all per se, but it is a coping mechanism we should all employ…
FLEUR DU MAL
Band foto by Amélie Jouchoux
Written, performed, and produced by Fleur du Mal (Obermann & Faber)
Except “Lien”, a cover of “Le Lien Défait” by Jean-Louis Bergheaud (Scarlett Productions Editions)
Recorded and Mixed by Guillaume Jannin
Mastered by Iséo Furodoï at Gashasound
Artwork and logo by David Morrison (THE HIVE Tattoo Marseille)
Band photo by Amélie Jouchoux (The Season of the Sun)
“Entre chanson, rock alternatif et post-metal, Fleur du Mal entend redonner du rêve à une scène française ancrée dans le réalisme de son époque désabusée.” – bio