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!