Lisbonne: Triste Twist b/w Karamel Kuss
Title: Triste Twist b/w Karamel Kuss
Label: Choi Division
Product Type: 7-INCH SINGLE
Seven inch vinyl pressing. Choidivision is a boutique, independent record label, founded by DJ Choimatic. Lisbonne is the latest nom de plume of French artist Marie Merlet, who has previously recorded as Iko Chérie and Zooey. She may not be household name in the U.S. (yet) but she's a long-time collaborator with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and Monade and Merlet has spent years putting together dreamy and delicate pop music with a sophisticated musical and visual identity. Her quirky aesthetic is undeniably French in origin yet has global appeal and this single represents her debut U.S. release. "Triste Twist" (side A) is a sensual yet melancholic duet, recorded with eighties pop icon Rachel Ortas, originally commissioned by the Parisian boutique, Colette, for a Valentine's Day compilation. "Karamel Kuss" (side AA) is an ethereal slow dance with a nudge to France Gall's controversial song "Les Sucettes". With her vintage drum machines, Casio keyboards and guitars drenched in reverb, Lisbonne creates a soulful, sweet single that invites you into her unique soundspace.
1.1 Triste Twist
1.2 Karamel Kuss