Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jean Parlette

Keeping on the atmospheric tip, here is another band who contacted me through the site. Jean Parlette is based in the Netherlands and describe themselves as:

"...a quartet from the North of Holland...Principle songwriter Jos Blomsma started the band in order to take his unique blend of home-made electronics and classical instruments on the road...Jean Parlette has been compared to acts such as Tunng and The Notwist, but the unusual line-up and the sometimes even more unusual way the instruments are played make Jean Parlette stand out as an intriguing live band....The electronic elements in their songs are complemented by Laurens van der Meulen’s shimmering rhodes parts, David van Egmond’s exquisite fingerpicking and Suze Steemers’ tastful cello...Jean Parlette likes to sing about the Big Topics of Life but leaves just the right gaps in his lyrics for the listener to fill..."

I just happened to listen to them for the first time on a Sunday morning and their music fit in perfectly. For more information (and a ton of audio and video), visit their MySpace page or website.