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Au Revoir Simone - Night Light

by James Briscoe Rating:7 Release Date:2010-07-05

Night Light, by Au Revoir Simone, is an album of remixes of songs from their original album, Still Night, Still Light. Au Revoir Simone is an all-girl threesome from New York. They are one of a group of girl bands who were seemingly inspired by Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. Their look is also reminiscent of the girls from the intriguing 1975 movie, Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Now, the original album did what it said it would; it was graceful and reassuring, but Night Light does seem to bring an extra spring to the step of those 2009 editions. Jensen Sportag's remix of, 'All or Nothing' is pepped-up with some nice trumpets and drum beats, which certainly bring a more Mediterranean feeling to the song as opposed to the Church-organ-accompanied narcoleptic track from the first outing.

Still Night, Still Light contained keyboards and melodies which were synonymous with the 2009 summer in trendy, American Apparel-wearing New York but the remixes truly offer a good reason to re-visit these tracks at a new time for music. Lead singer of Au Revoir, Erika Foster, has also featured on a brilliant Aeroplane remix of Friendly Fires' record, 'Paris', a track with more kick than those of her own making.

If you already knew about Au Revoir Simone, I would definitely recommend picking up a few tracks off this album, if not all of them. If this is the first you have heard of them though, I would suggest experiencing the joys of the original, Still Night, Still Light, first.

If Still Night, Still Light was the perfect soundtrack to an afternoon dosing under the sun, then Night Light is a warm and rousing way to wake up and chill with some friends and some drinks.

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