Wax Tailor

Tales of the Forgotten Melodies

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Taking his cues from other forward-thinking electronica/hip-hop acts, namely DJ Shadow and RJD2, Wax Tailor (aka French sonic-collage artist JC Le Saout) makes a striking impression on his 2006 full-length debut, TALES OF THE FORGOTTEN MELODIES. Although Le Saout is mining well-worn territory, his heavy use of samples and his knack for establishing a highly cinematic atmosphere set him apart from the pack, as revealed on his cut-up, movie-dialogue-laden version of "Que Sera" and the dreamy "How I Feel," which weaves in the unmistakable voice of Nina Simone.

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