An excellent piece for a Sunday morning, while I sip my Starbucks tall americano, picking at my blueberry muffin and type this on the couch looking out of the apartment. These are a selection of my favorite picks from the french indie label, Wool Recordings‘ recent collabs and releases, easy on the ears, perfect waking up music to a quiet Sunday morning. I have featured an artist from their roster called Franklin and others like Com Truise, ages ago. But I figured, it’s about time I checked out what’s new in the Wool Recordings catalogue. And it’s a very refreshing and quality re-discovery, much like a good cup of your favorite coffee, freshly brewed.
There are 3 artists that I really wanna talk about today, and they are Peter Broderick, A Classic Education and Frank Rabeyrolles. They’re all different, and have different styles but the thing that they share together is a love of beautifully executed reverb, and the quiet side of things.
This is A Classic Education from Bologna, Italy:
[A Classic Education - Terrible Day]
The sweet vocals, reverbed guitars and that 60s indie drum and bass beat are getting my approval this hazy morning. It looks like this track was from the Woolly Recordings compilation released awhile back, but I’m not sure.
A Classic Education have got a couple of really awesome videos, mostly shot in black and white, fitting their black leather jacket rocker image. This one, shot in Paris and Le Harve reminds me of Christiane F:
[A Classic Education - Baby It's Fine]
This one shot in Italy with motorcycles:
[A Classic Education - Forver Boy]
Just some more namedropping to get your appetite going for this band: their Best Regards 7″ ep has been produced by Jeremy Warmsley and Death in Plains has done a remix on their Hey There Stranger ep. If you’re sold on them, go buy their records: earlier recordings can be bought directly from the band whilst others can be bought from Insound. They also occassionally giveaway free stuff on their blog so go have a look.
Next Peter Broderick, sounding very much like a moodier/ Jose Gonzales (and that’s not a bad thing), but with more reverb and gentle vocals on delay, turning a dark folk song into Sunday easy-listening:
[Peter Broderick - Man on The Bridge]
Here’s an amazing video for Peter’s Sideline song, taken from the How We Are album from 2 years ago, created using 3446 still photos. I urge you to listen – it’s a powerful and emotional song:
[Peter Broderick - Sideline]
Peter has some records which you can check out previews of and buy from his website here.
And finally, we have Frank Rabeyrolles, the label owner himself. Frank is more on the electronic side of things. Again, the theme here is gentleness and his pop songs are dripping with softness and warmth:
[Frank Rabeyrolles - Listening To Tago Mago]
[Frank Rabeyrolles - String Butterfly]
So there you have it.
Go discover something new from Wool Recordings today. And if you like it enough, support them by buying some of their releases.