E Volo Love is evidence of work that remains in progress, but also evidence of a band who can craft some delicate and wistful melodies, swishes of vivid colour and a genuine air of romantic charm without ever crossing that dreaded boundary line into schmaltz and overbearing twee.»
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the first ever french domino signings are ready to spread their wings over indie pop's vast international landscape. with vivid looks and a slender body, francois builds up castles in saintonge, france, with moroccan mountains, british phlegm and sturdy friendships. after seven years of passionate gigs and road trips across europe which has seen them tour with electrelane, camera obscura and most recently with mercury-nominated king creosote and jon hopkins, francoisand the atlas mountains convey a magnetic presence on stage. a deep sense of lightness and sincerity sets in as voices, keyboards and african percussion blend into instant pop. an open collective, francois and the atlas mountains has become a four-piece band over the years. besides francoid who gives the band its name and soul, amaury ranger embodies its vibrating body thanks to the sheer intensity of his percussive skills. a new recruit, scottish gerard black made a name for himself playing with bill wells and findo gask before joining forces with the band and leading an underground dolce vita in bordeaux. another bordeaux stalwart, pierre aka petit fantme is a local musical treasure.
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