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Tana French On The Secret Place & Richard Citroen On Lola Dutronic

Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin’s Murder Squad. He sees an opportunity when a sixteen year old girl from an elite private school brings him a curious photo. Moran has to team up with an unlikely partner, the abrasive Antoinette Conway a Detective who is proud of her rough working-class background. So begins The Secret Placethe intriguing new novel, just released in paperback, from Tana FrenchNorman B talks with the author from her home in Dublin, Ireland.

Lost In Translation is the splendid new album from electronic duo, Lola Dutronic, filled with clever homages to icons of a bygone era, including Serge GainsbourgFrançoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot and John Barry. Yet, these are hardly pastiches, but inspired interpretations. To achieve their signature sound, Lola Dutronic have adopted a unique multi-step method of making music, British-born producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Richard Citroen composes and compiles the instrumentation at his Toronto studio, then sends the MP3 tracks to vocalist Stephanie B, who works her magic from her home in Dusseldorf. Norman B will talk with Richard Citroen, about his new album, collaborations, the importance of retro and explicit lyrics.

Kelly De Martino is an actress, a fashion designer and a musician who has produced two excellent albums. Her plaintive Bumblebees from her 2005 LP Radar, is this week’s Hit That Never Was.

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Lola Dutronic Wanna Mmmm You

Lola Dutronic are not shy about referencing their influences. As a matter of fact, the electronic duo probably expect you to be familiar with the recordings of Serge GainsbourgFrançoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot and John Barry. Then, you’ll understand why Lola Dutronic‘s clever homages to icons of a bygone era are hardly pastiches, but inspired interpretations. To achieve their signature sound, Lola Dutronic have adopted a unique multi-step method of making music, British-born producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Richard Citroen composes and compiles the instrumentation at his Toronto studio, then sends the MP3 tracks to vocalist Stephanie B, who works her magic from her home in Dusseldorf. The duo’s most recent collaboration produced Lost In Translation, a  first-rate album, showcasing their gift for understanding retro without resulting to parody. In the next edition of Life ElsewhereCitroen talks candidly with Norman B about influences, working with a partner on a different continent, explicit lyrics and much more.

 

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