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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

  • Summary: The second full-length release for the French indie electronic collective led Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got was recorded in Paris and Los Angeles.
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  • Record Label: Disque Pointu
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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  1. Sep 14, 2016
    Mystère is a long, cohesive, and magnificent work of art, full of vivid soundscapes and synesthetic tableaux.
  2. Sep 14, 2016
    La Femme’s second album Mystère continues where Psycho Tropical Berlin left off, though it is a more sophisticated affair, and perhaps more subdued too (though that’s no bad thing). There’s still room for the surf rock antics of the impossible catchy ‘Où va le monde’, but on tracks like ‘Septembre’, there’s a definite sense of foreboding as summer ends and the season changes.
  3. Sep 14, 2016
    It’s recognisably the work of an indie band, but not one constrained by preconceived notions of what indie must be, and it’s well worth your time.
  4. Uncut
    Sep 23, 2016
    This is bold, imaginative, and, on occasion, deliciously strange. [Nov 2016, p.32]
  5. 80
    The distant rumble of the crashing sea and the odd squelch of moog provide a thrilling climax to a superb album.
  6. Sep 14, 2016
    With 15 tracks totaling over 70 minutes, including a 17-minute closer, Mystère's ambition will challenge the ears and endurance of some. Having said that, the album is well sequenced, alternating lighter and heavier tracks, and the whole presentation has that enviable je ne sais quoi--c'est cool.
  7. Jan 6, 2017
    Some tracks fare better than others, and it would certainly be a stronger album without the insistent disco party beats of SSD or Elle Ne T’Aime Pas.

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