Meadow Lane Park

by LE SUPERHOMARD

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“Meadow Lane Park” is the first full-length album from the French quintet LE SUPERHOMARD, after having released a Mini-LP, "Maple Key" (on the Japanese label Rally Label, in the UK in Megadodo, in USA on Jigsaw Records and in France through the labels Le Pop Club Records and Echo Orange) and a Digital EP, and after the advance Single “Springtime”, released with Elefant Records. This is an album that, right from the cover and the titles of some of the songs, shows us its bucolic vocation. Just put on the song that opens the album, “In The Park”, and we can see that the landscapes they show us are injected with acid, flooded with stardust, with lysergic caresses, sweet and tremendously pleasant. We haven’t heard anything like this since that “The Noise Made By People” by BROADCAST.

The thing is, under the play of the synthesizers, under the psychedelic-style muted bases, strings and guitars aimed at lounge, they create an irresistible atmosphere that the album manages in a very special way. We already knew about the danceable roughness of “Springtime”. “Door After Door” tells us how strawberry fields would be if they had been discovered today, or how the dreaminess of Syd Barret would be. But “Paper Girl” sets up the first game: with the same elements we find a song that could have been a huge hit by ABBA arranged by Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane. “Karaoking” develops a more classical concept of a song, with a piano presiding and arrangements that remind us somehow of the goldsmithing of another distinguished Frenchman close to Elefant, Mehdi Zannad. And the marvelous voice of Julie Big taking us toward sonic paradises. “Snowflakes” takes us back to Trish Keenan’s band, or even to those marvelous THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Landscapes colored with notes from outer space, or a new test of the power of music: how can a song be capable of painting the marvels of an unknown planet’s nature in your head. You don’t know where you are, but welcome.

“Meadow Lane Park” was another advance, with the lyrical strenght of its strings and the kraut rhythm of the powerful mellotrons. “Elephant In The Room” makes it clear how much of Burt Bacharach there is in these songs. Delicious. Majestic. Designed to break hearts without even talking about it. “SDVB” and “Black Diamond” put the synthesizers back in the starring role, as well as the arpeggiators, bringing us close to the eighties without betraying the essence of what we have heard so far, and continuing to give us great string arrangements and powerfully evocative details. “Refuel” dives back into kraut, jazz, astral worlds, submarine journeys. The capacity of the songs to excite our imagination is incredible, especially when it is closed by another instrumental “Back To Meadow Lane”: overflowing with lyricism, but at the same time visited by martian harmonies. This is all a musical banquet given to use by the band led by Christophe Vaillant.

LE SUPERHOMARD have made an important album, a descendent of a sound that almost was orphaned because of how difficult it is to build it: mixing these different elements and successfully waking up infinite worlds in the listener is a task that not everyone is capable of. But finally, the SuperLobster is here. There is nothing left to fear.

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released February 22, 2019

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Track Name: In The Park
Instrumental
Track Name: Springtime
Long lazy days
Feline naps in the shade

I’ll stay alseep

Spring song resounds In the flowers
On the ground
In swaying trees
The humming bees

Feel the light is dancing on my skin
As we lie in blades of grass

Close your eyes
To imprint each bit
Every moment, every kiss

Strange vivid dreams
Fade away in a haze

I’m not asleep

Maze of my mind
Playing tricks
Lost in time

Spring brings to me
New melodies

Feel the light is dancing on my skin
As we lie in blades of grass

Close your eyes
To imprint each bit
Every moment, every kiss
Every kiss

Long sunlit days
Fragrant breeze in the shade

Spring brings to me
A whole world to see
Spring sings to me
New melodies

And dreams
Track Name: Door After Door
It’s all about a girl who’s walking in the street trying to find a way to flee
The only way for her to live is to escape, find a door, find a gate

She knows her days in here in the city come to an end
And the idea of being freed, freed from the void
Is so liberating but

As she slides her back against the shop windows under her palms, wall after wall
Swallowing her up and sucking her back in
Like a mouth: door after door

Because she feels so small and insignificant she wants out

Going nowhere in the middle of everyone's anonymity

Cos rather than finding herself in the midst of nowhere
She was going nowhere in the middle of everyone...
Track Name: Paper Girl
Take a page
Draw a happy face inside a heart
Picture you, picture me, picture everyone

Draw the lines
Of fireworks exploding in the sky
Red and blue, pink and green, cover all the white

Paper girl, standing in a row of paper doll chain
And look at him: hearts flying from his head around mine

Thought bubble
With shuttlecocks and racket on my mind
Instead of hearts, ‘stead of love
I have badminton!

And all the other things
That make me turn away
From the space between us, from our paper chase

Paper girl, standing in a row of paper doll chain
And look at him: hearts flying from his head around mine
Track Name: Karaoking
He’s here on yet another bar-stool on Saturday night
His 3-piece-suit’s too tight, he loosens-up his tie
An uncomfortable tension fills the place like a cloud
His spine is wet, his breathing fast

As his turn approaches, he gets such a buzz
From feeling/seeing the look on people’s faces in the room
Takes one last sip of gin and bites the ice
He cannot think, he can only perform

He’s here on yet another bar-stool on Saturday night
His 3-piece-suit is old-fashioned
Mumbled voices take no notice of his move in the crowd
His hands are sweating, his feet numb

As his turn approaches, he gets such a buzz
From feeling the look on people’s faces in the room
Takes one last sip of gin and bites the ice
He cannot think, he can only perform

So far away and yet so close to the auditorium
Fascinated and surprised at this plain man

With such a voice, they’re overwhelmed, he doesn’t need to see the lines
With eyes shut he over sings the grotesque of his style

He needs no lyrics, it’s all in his heart
Tonight is not like any other night
This time he knows he’ll give it all he’s got
Tonight is when he pulls away the mask
Track Name: Snowflakes
Instrumental
Track Name: Meadow Lane Park
Lie in the shade of the pink cherry trees
And watch all the white clouds vaporize into bunnies
Fenced in for safety and peace of mind
Meadow Lane Park lives in memories of mine
I see now
Love is space and love is time measured by the heart
We never grew apart
On sweet ol’ Meadow Lane

Sometimes I linger on my younger days in torn jeans
Lived many adventures on Meadow Lane's green
Games in the playground defied gravity
Life kept us spinning on a merry-go-round
I feel now
Love is space and love is time measured by the heart
We never grow apart
Sweet ol’ Meadow Lane
Track Name: Elephant In The Room
Tonight the villa has been re-decorated
There’s clinking of champagne glasses
And chandeliers glimmer on the walls
The lights are dimmed and there’s a soft athmosphere
The music is smooth piano playing and from every room
Muttered voices of mingling socialites
He’s the guy who will blow up the set, stick his shoe down the loo
Everyone can see the elephant in the room
His wit is a bit off, but it doesn’t bother him at all
How does he do that?
Ever met someone like him?
I never met someone like him... But I wish I could...
There’s more to him than meets the eye
I know there’s more than meets the eye
Track Name: SDVB
Love in digital mode
Decipher the codes
Wire in and reload

I feel like a spy
Seeing through your eyes
Wish I were by your side

And it’s all
A fingertip away
And the world
Sometimes feels deranged
I often wonder who
Will make me forget you
I feel
Sweet dark velvet blues

Love in the space age
Sometimes is a game
Where we often are played

The thrill of the chase
Then a state of grace
No romance at stake

And it’s all
A fingertip away
And the world
Sometimes feels dephased
I often wonder who
Will make me forget you
I feel
Sweet dark velvet blues
Something dark and blue
Some dark velvet bruise
Track Name: Black Diamond
Wet leaves shining in the night
Like black diamonds capture light
At the crossroads there’s no sign of life
But I know I’ve made it right on time, just wait
A man appears now in a suit, no mistake
A spark of mischief in his eyes, and a smile
I hand over my guitar and watch
It tuned by the man whose grin outshines the moon
His melody springs in the dark
Enchanting both my lonely soul and yearning heart
Now I know for sure
My fate is sealed
I go by so many names
A moniker for each new day
I have a hellhound right on my trail
Ain’t no point running boy when it’s time to play
Time to play
Time to pay
Track Name: Refuel
Take me to the sea - Reverie
Somewhere make believe - Redwood trees

We could drive your car - Matador
Racing windows down - Engine roar

Ride through the desert - Ancient flight
Chase phantom comets - Silver light

Can you hear the calling - Lost echo
Fading in the canyons - Cosmic flow

On the endless shore
Gazing at the stars

Dusty gas stations - On the road
A tranquil visión - To bestow

Galactic explosión - In your eyes
Watching the horizon - As you sigh

We’ll break free - Follow me
We’ll break free - Follow me

Put on your old shades
And pretend
We’re riding the fast lane
Once again

On the endless shore
Gazing at the stars
Track Name: Back To Meadow Lane
Instrumental

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