||1.||"Un Temps Ideal"|
||2.||"L'art Et La Medicine"|
||3.||"Les Heures Faciles"|
||4.||"Ni Temporel (La Grande Villa)"|
Prolific French musician Gregg Anthe returns to his Hsilgne Nekorb Ni project for a second album, once again released by Montpellier label La Forme Lente. Last seen operating as Hsilgne Nekorb Ni (or HNN if you are a fan of brevity) on a collaboration with Jeff And Jane Hudson for a Electric Voice 12", you get the feeling Anthe enjoys the extra space an album affords after listening to L'île nue, which we assume is named after the '60s Japanese art house flick. More prominence is given to vocals here than on the debut HNN LP Piece Radiophonique, with Anthe sharing microphone duties with Annika Grill and this is a sign of his compositional confidence now. There's a real elegance to the way their vocal delivery weaves in with the musical arrangements with L'île nue sounding like Gallic New Wave of the highest order and very much complemented by the fine artwork.
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