“Amours toujours etc…”, the second album from French chanteuse Caroline Moreau, is the result of the extraordinary musical chemistry between herself and Argentinian guitarist/arranger Ariel Hernandez. Since they first met on an Irish stage in 2006, they have relentlessly plundered the treasure chest of musical riches from the rawer side of the chanson tradition, unearthing traditional French folk songs and sea-shanties as well as discovering hidden depths in the classics of ‘la chanson française’.Accordion, cello, guitar, violin and percussion join forces in fresh, dynamic and versatile arrangements of powerful songs by Brel, Gainsbourg, Piazzola, Ferré, Barbara and others, all sung in Moreau’s inimitable torchsong-piratess style.
“What Caroline Moreau does is simultaneously meet our expectations and blow them to smithereens…with a vibrancy that is thrilling…Moreau embodies the voice of each song, not only with her own very sturdy pipes, but also with her body and soul: she becomes the entire world of the song” IRISH INDEPENDENT.
“Her voice is that perfectly pitched combination of French sultriness and quintessentially European insouciance. Debuts don’t come much more accomplished than this.” IRISH TIMES
All arrangements written by Ariel Hernandez
Produced and mixed by Ariel Hernandez
Mastered by Aidan Foley/ Masterlabs
Recording Engineer: Stuart Gray / Jealoustown Recording Studios
Album Art and Graphic design:Jeanne Merer