Released: Jul 2007
Label: The Perfect Kiss (P.I.L.)
Marina Celeste came to fame as one of the vocalists on the Nouvelle Vague covers project. Japanese fans were so taken with Celeste's voice that they bankrolled Acidule, a summery album that sounds anything but "acidic." The music goes deeper into the lounge-tronica sound of Nouvelle Vague and can easily be used as a portal to an aural vacation. That said, while the first few listens can paint Miss Celeste as a surface dweller gliding across her songs, repeated airings bring out a bite and depth in such tracks as "Le Temps Elastique" and the more upbeat "Mon Centre de Gravite."