Indie, folk, electronic, trip hop
Le Flâneur is a dynamic figure: he can sit in a bistro observing the world that flows in front of him, but he is also a tireless walker, covering great distances, travelling random routes. A condition that allows him to observe everything that happens around him, without haste. A kind of involuntary hero, who fights against the approval of costumes and reaffirms his personality.
HE JUST WANTS TO SAVE HIMSELF.
The project: Les Flâneurs is an idea of producer Alessandro Marchetti, who’s also a member of the indie band Il Disordine delle Cose. They released 3 albums (Quite Please, Warner Chapell). The full-lenght “La Giostra” was recorded in Iceland with the sound engineer of Sigur Ros and “In the Right Place” in Scotland in the studio of Mogwai and Belle and Sebastian.
Over those years Alessandro recorded some songs with a different soul, now collected under the name Les Flâneurs, involving collaborations with several artists he met in these years. The sound ranges between indie, electronic and folk, with a significant use of synths, drum machines and orchestral sections.
He liked the idea of working with different singers, especially girls.
It’s a sort of collective project, with Alessandro working as “director” as well as producer, in which everyone has brought their talents helping to improve the songs.
The songs feature artists from different countries: from Italian Carlot-ta, to Swedish Hanna Turi, to Brazilian Priscila Ribas. There is also a featuring (clearly unauthorized) by Edith Piaf.
Les Flâneurs is also a work in progress, with several singles going to be released in the following months, each coming with a video, allowing the full album to be revealed along a road that will hopefully open to more collaborations.
The first single “Dark Souls”, released on all digital stores on December 10th, 2019 and featuring trippy warm vocals by Alice Greco, got praises and coverage worldwide, from the likes of influential websites as Jammerzine (US), The Joy of Violent Movement (US), This Is Chill (US), The Blackout Radio Show (US), The Breakfast King (FR), Book of Lies (UK), Music Traks (IT).
“I was looking for a warm voice for a song with the sound of Bristol in the late 90‘s – says Alessandro – and I thought of Alice, seen live in a club with her tribute to Adele, with whom she played all over Europe. I also knew that she worked a lot abroad as a singer so it seemed like the best choice. That’s how it was! Feeling with Alice was more genuine, her personality is disruptive, but she followed my advises no matter her experience.“