TGIFF: Volumen 4

Posted in Uncategorized by Joie on June 20, 2008

THE SCOOP:  Back to Old Europe

Giulia y Los Tellarini: Not only has Woody got his groove back (that’s assuming if the critics’ positive feedback of his latest, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, was not a fluke), he also regained his hearing, more attuned to music being made in the NOW, and no place better than his host country, Spain for its local flavor and neglected indie troubadours.  The music you hear in the film’s trailer, and presumbly its soundtrack (Allen stated that “Barcelona” is its main theme) will eventually land these Lucky 7 on the global map of music meccas.   This might be the year when people would start humming (and clapping) to Spanish songs like they did 2 years ago.

Latest album:  Eusebio

Think:  Early Belle and Sebastian + Ponies in the Surf + René Peña-Govea

Giulia y Los Tellarini – Il Principe

Giulia y Los Tellarini – Barcelona

Best Variety Show Appearance, love the Carmen Maura look in little girl white:


Sporto Kantes:  Formed in 1990, this French drum-and-bass duo has been pumping out outstanding albums one after another.  Though still under the radar, they seem content in playing outside of the competition when the year’s best lists are announced.  Weaving Afro-Caribbean and Spanish melodies into a heavy electronic framework, Sporto indulges the sin of sampling with enough originality to pass under everyone’s favorite ambivalent term, “fusion.”

Latest: 3 At Last

Think:  RJD2 + Gonzales + Groove Armada

Sporto Kantes – Whistle

Sporto Kantes – Slits

Best Guest Stint:  Bonus song “Ferdinand” in Jean Luc-Godard’s Histoire(s) du Musique compilation

I think this tune might kickstart your neurons:


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  1. Meg said, on June 20, 2008 at 6:03 am

    HAHA YES! Rene has made it to one of the entries.

  2. Meg said, on June 20, 2008 at 6:04 am

    also bonus points for the guy who has my melodica.

  3. Joie said, on June 20, 2008 at 8:36 am

    VIC-KY CRI-SSS-TI-NA BARCCCEEEELOOOONNNAAA!!! I knew he made them sing the title. hahahaha.

  4. Sang-hee said, on June 20, 2008 at 11:15 am

    I haven’t gotten to see Barcelona, but truly truly I wish Woody Allen got over the horror of Cassandra’s Dreams and regained his old spirit.

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