CONCERT REVIEW // THE LAST MORNING SOUNDTRACK // LA CAVE DU BLEU LÉZARD, LAUSANNE, 11.02.2016 – AS LONELY AS I AM

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It’s snowing outside on this Thursday night and it’s pretty cold, that is the only reason that could keep people coming to the gig of French indie-folk band The Last Morning Soundtrack at La Cave du Bleu Lézard!

9:15pm-10:15pm The Last Morning Soundtrack

The Last Morning Soundtrack start off the set with Sylvain Texier on the guitar, accompanied by Gilard on the piano and Juliette on the cello.The song they open the concert with is “As Lonely as I am” one of the songs taken from their new album Promises Of Pale Nights, released in October 2015. Soon enough the beautiful melodies set in and drag you into the flow of the soft notes they play. The lyrics are sad, true and an also upset your feelings a bit, which means they are powerful!

They are friendly and admit they are a bit tired because they drove 800km to be here, so the audience appreciates even more.

The singer beats the drums with his foot to give the background rhythm while he sings with his soft and calm voice and plays the guitar. They swap instruments during the gig, turning the “magic” piano around and adding bells and such. They add constant hypnotic synths sounds to determine the rhythm, there are then intertwined with the piano and the cello. Juliette plays the cello with her eyes closed, her concentration makes you get lost in the exceptional beauty of the sounds of the instrument she plays.

The Last Morning Soundtrack‘s gig is a beautiful unveiling of the new album, they create a cozy and touching atmosphere. They sing the truth and that, combined with the power of the instruments they choose, from the piano to the vibrato of the cello becomes overwhelming!

Sylvain Texier plays “Your Lights” on the piano, saying that it’s a special song for him as it is dedicated to a special person who saved his life and to the lights of the latter. It is touching, it rips your heart into pieces and then mends them back together.

The announce that “Home” is going to be the last song. But then they surprise the audience with another song, which contains a super instrumental bit where each instrument gains in power, the vibrato of the cello is heightened and so is its overwhelming sound, the touching on the keys of the piano become heavier. When the song comes to an end a guy in the audience exclaims: “No it can’t end like this!” and I totally agree.

So Sylvain Texier comes back to play another song, this time on his own just with his guitar. A sweet end filled with the delicacy of his voice and the sound of the guitar. Thank you to the Last Morning Soundtrack and to La Cave du Bleu Lézard for this special night 🙂

Simona @TakeMe2aConcert

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