Another discovery in my time trawling the internet for buried gems of the 1980s. On this occasion I’m brought to France, I think, with singer Cida Desvarieux + her album Cida, released in 1984. There’s not much I can find about this record, but what I CAN say about it is that it’s supremely groovy. I mean it.
Not to give it all away, but there are some furious flute and sax solos on this track, along with a killer fretless bassline, unexpected string accompaniment, and awesome mix of live and drum machine percussion. The whole album is a delight from front to back, and I’m honestly surprised one of these labels haven’t scooped it up to reissue in the last few years. Expect it soon. And I want a copy.