Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains | Banane Bleue
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains | Banane Bleue

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains | Banane Bleue


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On transparent blue vinyl.

Banane Bleue’ (French for blue banana), the brand new album from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains, is a nomadic and truly European record, hailing from rented workspaces in some of the continent’s key cities – Berlin, Athens and Paris – and recorded with instruments that were often borrowed from likeminded musicians.

Written solely by Frànçois Marry himself, close collaborator and Weird World artist Jaakko Eino Kalevi was enlisted for production duties whilst Renaud Letang (Feist, Gonzales, Connan Mockasin) mixed the album.

The title of the album is taken from the ‘blue banana’ concept, a geographical theory that groups together a corridor of Europe’s biggest cities, originally conceived in the 1980s. The theory states that the blurring of these cities’ boundaries has resulted in the formation of one massive, interconnected megalopolis.

Expanding on the theory, Frànçois poetised it, picturing a luminescent blue banana shape that you can see from space with vibrant, ethereal currents that surround and bind us. It explores common cultural and romantic ground, creating an album full of missed meetings and misunderstandings.

01. The Foreigner
02. Coucou
03. Julie
04. Par le passé
05. Holly Golightly
06. Lee-Ann & Lucie
07. Tourne Autour
08. Revu
09. Gold & Lips
10. Dans un taxi