French Kicks: One Time Bells
French Kicks: One Time Bells
Artist French Kicks
Album One Time Bells
Label Startime International Records
Released 5/7/2002
'One Time Bells', is a perfect crystallization of French Kicks' taut, clipped, frequently beautiful sound. A highly diverse album, it manages to align all sorts of disparate elements into a streamlined, organic whole - and all in an economic 38 minutes 53 seconds. Things that sound irregular or dissonant the first time you hear them gradually come together like a painting or a jigsaw. Because of this, it might take time to get to know French Kicks - but once you do, their music is likely to become an indelible, compulsive addiction.