Best 2009 European Album
(Just Plain Folk Award in Nashville,TE on August 2009)
Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros
2007 best chanson album.
Be prepared to meet pretty strange characters in the world of The Feather Door ! "La Maigrelette" (Skinny) who flies off whenever there's wind, "L'errant" (the wanderer), a 400-year-old ghost who frightens children at night, the mysterious Train 3 which never comes, "le citronnier" (the lemon tree) which soothes heartbreaks, the Great Lady, and also the final truth about Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa's smile !
Around the Feather Door are woven extraordinary tales in an astonishing and magical musical and visual universe. Unexpected instruments with weird shapes and sound, malicious musicians and a new piano who wishes to touch the ceiling. A door to stress the metamorphosis of the 2005 Red poppies Amélie to a new impressive singer, dancer, and tale-teller.
It took Amélie 8 months to write, compose and record the new songs. More than 12 musicians came around for the album to make it sound magical : flutes, harps, senza, glockenspiel, concertina, melodica and of course piano and guitars.
released October 8, 2007
textes & musiques : amélie-les-crayons
amélie-les-crayons : piano, chant
olivier longre : guitares, mandoline, flute, percussions, harmonica, clarinette, concertina, systre, guiro
guillaume clary : flûtes
antoine amigues : guitare (06,11), orgue (07)
nicolas allemand : drums
thomas poussereau : basse
bruz : guitare (2,11,15)
mathilde malenfant : harpe (3)
raphael poly : contrebasse (06,12,13)
sophie boeuf : basson (07,10)
thibault cablé : saxophone (09)
sébastien arapian : trombone (09)
jean-baptiste salé : banjo (09)
julien limonne : washboard (09)
frédéric espinoux : soubassophone (09)
illustrations : samuel ribeyron
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