Monthly Archives: May, 2010

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Such has been the hyperbole surrounding the female led synth pop revival that at times it’s been difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff and rescue legitimate contenders from the raging sea of PR propaganda. And so whilst lesser artists surf the tsunami of hype, French sonic auteur Emilie Simon has been quietly assembling something of a mini- electronic pop masterpiece in the shape of her latest album “The Big Machine. Emilie, hailing from Montpelier, in the south of France, a former student of musicology at the Sorbonn, specialising in medieval music and electronic contemporary composition, has been at the vanguard of experimental electronica in her homeland since 2003.

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