La Vie D'Artiste (Original Soundtrack) album cover
La Vie D'Artiste (Original Soundtrack)

Tim Gane , Sean O'Hagan

Too Pure

It doubtless would have been perfect if Tim Gane and Sean O’Hagan had somehow ended up soundtracking a French period film set in the 1960s, but the 2007 film La Vie d’Artiste is partially about being so much in love with the artistic past can both help and hinder – so in ways, perfect as well. A spry set of instrumentals, ranging from easygoing to sprightly kick, there’s clear hints of both Stereolab and the High Llamas’ art pop highs, while many guest instrumentalists, including veterans of both bands and numerous UK studio musician legends, flesh it all out.

Ned Raggett

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