2006 was another top year for Wax Tailor. After his first two EPs "Lost the Way“ and "Que Sera / Where´s my heart at“ and the massive success of his debutalbum (more than 30.000 sold units and eight months in the official French Sales Charts) "Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies" (mole069-2) is getting its long awaited release on Mole Listening Pearls. This album takes you on a 52 minutes long journey into the depth of his “cinematic hip hop” - 18 tracks raising loads of memories for sure.
Wax Tailor uses samples in his music as Film directors use actors. His record is conceived as an orchestral movie between hip-hop and downtempo where Wax Tailor hijacks “The forgotten melodies” and tells a story of his own where each track is a sequence. In this large patchwork of numerous influences and multiple references to the seventh art, major names of the twentieth century music (Doris Day, Nina Simone...) could get a chance to meet Stanly Kubrick, Woody Allen or Alfred Hitchcock.
As for today’s artists, the US Hip-Hop band of The Others appears on the record to offer a tribute to the hip-hop culture in which Wax Tailor has been involved for 20 years. We also get a chance to “rediscover” Charlotte Savary from the French Band Clover. Already there on the EP “Lost the way” she is the singer on the title “Our Dance”. Finally, Marina Quaisse’s violoncello runs through the whole album and delicately colours it with darker shades of melancholy which intensify the overall coherence of the album.
Listen to the Albumtrailer