Benjamin Biolay Volver

Volver

Benjamin Biolay

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Released on May 19, 2017 by Barclay

Main artist: Benjamin Biolay

Genre: World > Europe > French Music

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 01:00:17

  1. 1 Volver

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Vicki Vergolini, Percussion - Damián Verdún, Charango Guitar - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Michel Ansellem, Keyboards, Piano - Guillermo Rubino, Violin - Gustavo Mulé, Violin - Serdar Geldymuradov, Violin - Fernando Herman, Violin - Lucía Herrera, Violin - Natalia Cabello, Violin - Julio Dominguez, Violin - Diego Tejedor, Violin - Jorge Caldelari, Violin - Pablo Farhat, Violin - Elizabeth Ridolfi, Viola - Pablo Hopenhayn, Viola - Gabriel Falconi, Viola - María Eugenia Castro, Cello - Paula Pomeraniec, Cello - Juan Pablo Navarro, Double Bass - Bambi rose

  2. 2 ¡Encore Encore!

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Chiara Mastroianni, Featured Artist, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Dieter Limbourg, Flute - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  3. 3 Le nuage

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Dieter Limbourg, Flute - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  4. 4 Mala Siempre

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass - Mala Rodriguez, Composer

  5. 5 Happy Hour

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Catherine Deneuve, Featured Artist, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Valérie Gabail, Soprano - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  6. 6 La mémoire

    Benjamin Biolay, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Michel Ansellem, Keyboards, Piano - Bambi rose

  7. 7 Roma (amoR)

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas, Author, Featured Artist - Dante Spinetta, Vocals - Emmanuel Horvilleur, Vocals - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Rafa Arcaute, Recording Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Melvil Poupaud, Guitar - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass

  8. 8 Hypertranquille

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  9. 9 Ça vole bas

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Sofia Wilhelmi, Author, Featured Artist, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  10. 10 Arrivederci

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Dieter Limbourg, Flute - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  11. 11 Pardonnez-moi

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Miss Bolivia, Featured Artist, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Melvil Poupaud, Electric Bass - Dieter Limbourg, Saxophone - Amanda Malela Mbuyi, Background Vocalist - Bambi rose

  12. 12 Sur la comète

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass - Vicki Vergolini, Percussion - Damián Verdún, Charango Guitar - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Valérie Gabail, Soprano - Bambi rose

  13. 13 L'alcool, l'absence

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Fernando Samalea, Drums - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass - Bambi rose

  14. 14 Avec le temps

    Benjamin Biolay, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Denis Benarrosh, Drums & Percussion - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass - Michel Ansellem, Keyboards, Piano - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Léo Ferré, Author, Composer - Mathieu Ferre et Cie - Meridian Editions

  15. 15 Hollywood Palermo

    Benjamin Biolay, Author, Composer, Guitar, Interprète Instrumental, Keyboards, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals - Ambrosia, Author, Featured Artist, Vocals - Julien Delfaud, Mixer - Alex Gopher, Mastering Engineer - Nicolas Fiszman, Electric Bass, Guitar - Denis Benarrosh, Drums, Percussion - Clément "Animalsons" Dumoulin, Programming - Philippe Almosnino, Guitar, Ukulele - Dieter Limbourg, Flute - Pablo Gignoli, Bandoneon - Anne Gravoin, Violin - David Braccini, Violin - Cécile Tête, Violin - David Galoustov, Violin - Arnaud Vallin, Violin - Marianne Lagarde, Violin - Vinh Pham, Violin - Jacques Gandard, Violin - Julien Gaben, Viola - Vanessa Menneret, Viola - Vincent Debruyne, Viola - Mathile Sternat, Cello - Héloïse Luzatti, Cello - Afaf Fakhour, Double Bass - Bambi rose

About

Once the enfant terrible of French chanson, Benjamin Biolay is now in his mid-forties and a fashion icon who has spent a decade living -- most of the time -- in the funky Argentinian artist's neighborhood that 2016's wonderful Palermo Hollywood was titled after. Volver (Spanish for "come back") is, appropriately, a formal sequel. It is marked by an even more ambitious array of styles -- from cumbia and hip-hop to rock, funk, nouveau (or, perhaps post-modern) chanson and more, but this assemblage is less carefully constructed, and thank goodness, though it will likely be more controversial for French listeners. Biolay's sonic restlessness is tempered only by his punk rock attitude. He commences the set with a cinematic ballad in the title track, lamenting his bitter, aging gigolo's status: "I want to do just as the rich do/Cursing those at the bottom...Life does not like it when/We look her right in her eyes...." He counters it with the irony in "Encore Encore!" -- a campy, Blondie -esque, love-stricken rock & roll duet with his ex-wife Chiara Mastroianni. She is not the only guest on this 15-song set, either. Rapper Sofia Wilhelmi reprises her role from Palermo Hollywood on the steamy tropical cumbia "Ça Ole Bas," while the grand dame of French cinema, Catherine Deneuve, appears on the breezy disco of "Happy Hour" that denigrates France for living on the reputation of its excesses rather than on the excesses themselves. Speaking of disco, Biolay gets backing from the ever funky Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas on "Roma (Amor)" that nods at Federico Fellini's 8½ had it been scored by Cerrone. Cumbia meets cafe rap on the half-spoken/half-sung "Pardonnez-Mo" featuring Miss Bolivia. Despite the many guest spots, though, Biolay manages just fine on his own. Check the sweet, exotic flavor of Cuban son, reggae, chanson, and funk in "Mala Siempre" -- its production aesthetic includes layered organs, strings, Auto-Tuned backing vocals, and loops. Likewise the bumping Morricone-esque guitars, disco bassline, rumbling low-end drums, and Biolay's cool, raspy singing make "L'alcool, L'absence" one of the album's many delights -- the honking baritone sax solo is a nice touch to boot. On the ballad "Arrivederci," Biolay sounds like Iggy Pop from Preliminaires -- or is the other way around? On "La Memorie," orchestral strings in waltz time meet a nylon-string guitar as Biolay tortures himself with a tender recollection: "...the few evenings when memory recreates your little black dress and your mole...." The musical narratives on Volver reflect in humorous -- and, of course, gauche -- detail that Biolay's protagonists remain unrepentant and will take any chance at all to repeat their long history of decadent behavior. (Check the dissolute soul-boy sleaze in "Hypertranquille.") They see that the Faustian bargain with the devil is about to come due, but there remains (a little) more playtime. Volver is a wonderful sequel to Palermo Hollywood to be sure, but it's so much more: it stands on its own as more evidence of Biolay's mature (and trademark) post-everything pop aesthetic. ~ Thom Jurek

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