Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mlle Caro and Franck Garcia to release “Pain Disappears” – the first ever artist album on Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly label

“Pain Disappears” is an essential piece of music and it’s positioned to be the crossover album of 2008

Mlle Caro and Franck Garcia
“Pain Disappears”
Buzzin’ Fly Records
Release Date: Feb. 12

It’s been nearly 5 years coming, but on February 12, 2008 Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly Records is set to release it’s first-ever artist album – Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia’s “Pain Disappears.” A magnificent blend of minimal house, experimental electronica and indie-pop, “Pain Disappears” is an essential piece of music and it’s positioned to be the crossover album of 2008.

Having spun electro and rock as the influential resident DJ at Paris’ seminal Rex club and Requiem45 parties since the late 90’s, Mlle Caro (Caroline Laher) and her Perpignan-based collaborator Franck Garcia first surfaced on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label in 2006 with the gorgeous “Far Away” single. Shortly thereafter they turned to Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly imprint and now present their debut album brimming with a uniquely fragile yet defiant sound that seems to have one foot in modern-day tech-savvy Berlin and one in vintage early 80’s indie experimentalism.

Drawing on alt-pop, sparse electro and micro-house, the emotionally direct song-writing and deft economical modern production in “Pain Disappears” found an immediate fan in Watt, who immediately scheduled the project as the first artist album in the label’s five year history. “I loved their track on Crosstown Rebels and when they approached me with the album project I jumped at it. They are uniquely gifted. It is all so simple, but very moving and dignified. The words, the dual voices, the guitars versus Moroder. It all fits,” Watt says. “I can see a wide variety of people loving this record from clubby up-to-the-minute Berlin-ophiles to fans of early astringent indie minimalists like Young Marble Giants, through to fans of recent feathery but moody crossover successes like Air, Gotan Project and Fujiya & Miyagi.”

With the album’s first single “Always You” already remixed to end-of-night perfection by Ewan Pearson - and with Radio Slave and Mark Moore remixes on the horizon - its only a matter of time before Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia receive the success they so richly deserve.


1 Always You
2 Apologies
3 Dead Souls
4 Hold Me.
5 I Don't Want.
6 Mon Ange
7 Lost.
8 No Name.
9 No One.
10 Reason To Stay
11 Always You (Ewan Pearson Remix).

**PLEASE NOTE: “mlle” is short for “mademoiselle” in French. It means “miss” and is pronounced “MAMA-ZEL”**

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