Miam Monster Miam | L'homme Libellule

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L'homme Libellule

by Miam Monster Miam

Sunshine French pop
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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1. La Mystérieuse Aventure
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1:55 album only
2. The Dragonflyman
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3:15 album only
3. 69 Love Songs
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2:23 album only
4. Insectorama En Mélodie Pop
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3:03 album only
5. La Valse De L'homme Libellule
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2:07 album only
6. Saligotte Sally
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3:14 album only
7. Ninja Fury
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2:17 album only
8. Plutonium Baby
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2:14 album only
9. Love Adn
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2:18 album only
10. The Takeshi Att Cloning Love Machine
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2:16 album only
11. Plutanus 91
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3:57 album only
12. The Last Ninja
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13. L'enfant Cosmique Serotonine Trumpet Blues
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Album Notes
Miam Monster Miam aka Benjamin Schoos is a belgian mad producer and a brillant songwriter. He produces a bunch of weird bubblegum french pop lps on freaksville records (Jacques Duvall "hantises" , Juan d'Oultremont , Marie France) and has written a collection of melancholic roots folk songs (Soleil noir, Forgotten Ladies, L'histoire de William Buckner, Sophie Galet " Cyclus").

With his seventh album, Miam Monster Miam is more astonishing and amazing than ever. At 29 years old, Benjamin reinvents with "l'homme libellule " a french pop music which sounds familiar (Leo Ferré and Serge Gainsbourg and François Deroubaix are there), melodious, uplifting and typically absurds referring to the bands that filled with wonder and enchantement the past 30 years. A world apart, with the unexpected appearing after each note. Fans of bmovies and good pop music , Don't miss it !

Benjamin Schoos, aka Miam Monster Miam is a lunatic. Every new project on his label, aptly named Freaksville Records, is a U turn from his previous move. Now he comes up with "L'homme libellule", a handful of timeless pop songs about a Dragonfly Man whose purpose is to save mankind, nothing less. The only weapon he's using to achieve his mission is, errr..., love.

Is there any madcap left on earth that would be ready to embark on such a foolish trip? Well, yes there is.

And not only does Benjamin Schoos go his own way, the oddest thing is he makes you want to follow him! So there we go on his strange rocketship traveling through time, space and music. Miam Monster Miam's sound is a kaleidoscope of everything you ever heard and loved (or hated!). From Kevin Ayers he borrowed the nonchalant crooning voice, from Todd Rungren the almost mystical melodic sense, from Jonathan Richman the looney poetry, from Sky Saxon and Roky Eriksson the punky urge.

The question of course is: is there a place for an eccentric like Benjamin Schoos in the music world today? Hey! If there isn't, shame on us music lovers!


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Pamela at CD Baby

Casually moving from keyboard doom pop to rollicking space dance to the more finessed and grown up sound of trip hop, Miam Monster Miam’s brand of bizarro Belgian pop en Français is at once compelling, trippy, and fun. This reviewer’s French is limited to the phrase “Je ne parle pas Français,” but the sweet melodies coupled with the suave, deep delivery (smacking of Serge Gainsbourg) transcend whatever barriers might exist between the language in which the record was recorded and those non-speakers who want to listen; you simply don’t need to know what these songs are about to dance to them or enjoy their beauty. There’s something of the French duo Air’s work represented here, but where Air leans toward Burt Bacharach at times, Miam Monster Miam’s music looks more to the space age and the psychedelic with a smirking nod to the Belgian disco pop trio, Telex. Heavy on the keyboard patches (but not in a cheesy fake strings sort of way), almost every piece is a synthpop dance gem, and the ones that aren’t are just pretty.