First came across Mathieu Saura aka Vincent Moon’s site whilst sustaining my need to discover new artists and other genres. Haven’t been listening or rather enjoying music since my college years (has it been that long already?), and having been deprived of television and radio for the past few years, finding a good piece of music seemed prodigious. So I was thrilled to have found La Blogothèque, a French indie music blog created by a team of music enthusiasts and Moon, also an independent filmmaker.
Packed only with guitars, a mobile percussion, and a portable speaker taped onto a keyboard, artists play their songs, sauntering the streets of Paris, intrepid of bystanders and critics or often confused commuters. The acoustic variables coherent reverberating through the narrow streets of Paris, and the candid playfulness of the ensemble is refreshingly delightful. This buskesque manner is so uniquely experienced, all captured by Mathieu’s camera. His elegant contrasting tones in the photography brings out the warmth of the moment. Faces in the ground especially from the children, are so genuine to their connection to the music, that unorchestrated humming, tapping and sometimes singing from spectators make a cohesion of spontaneity all the more fun.