For their début album, Oslo’s Je Suis Animal decided to lock themselves away in a community hall in the woods of central-Norway, where, for a week, they snacked on gingerbread and tea whilst besieged by some curious local bears! Luckily they had thirteen amazing, deliriously infectious songs to keep them company, and here they are!! Self-Taught Magic From a Book is wild and wonderful and chock-jammed with a similar calibre of energetic pop as typified by the C-86 era, with loads of great girl-boy harmonies and the occasional drone and/or Velvets moment tossed in for good measure. Each song on the album is an intriguing female-sung vignette, backed by jaunty rhythms, eerie keyboards, and guitars that jangle, strum, swoop, stab, psych-out, and make us smile!
Tracklist: Secret Place / The Mystery Of Marie Roget / Beginning Of Time / Indifferent Boy / Rousseau World / Hotel Electrique / Indoors Out Of Doors / Good To Me / It’s Love / Amundsen / Fortune Map / Across The Line / Sparkle Spit
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