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Emilie Simon

In the house where Emilie grew up, there was a passage that she liked to believe was secret. This passage took Emilie from one land to another, leaving behind the world of an eight-year-old to enter the magical basement where her father, a sound engineer, had set up his studio. There, at an age when most little girls are engrossed in their Barbie dolls, Emilie would listen to visiting musicians usually jazzmen and gaze in wonder at the glowing ballet of LEDs and VU meters. Sometimes, her music-loving parents would take her to jazz clubs where she stayed up long past her bedtime, lulled by lazy ...read more

In the house where Emilie grew up, there was a passage that she liked to believe was secret. This passage took Emilie from one land to another, leaving behind the world of an eight-year-old to enter the magical basement where her father, a sound engineer, had set up his studio. There, at an age when most little girls are engrossed in their Barbie dolls, Emilie would listen to visiting musicians usually jazzmen and gaze in wonder at the glowing ballet of LEDs and VU meters. Sometimes, her music-loving parents would take her to jazz clubs where she stayed up long past her bedtime, lulled by lazy solos from sandmen with a difference to finally fall asleep on her mothers knee. Careers have been founded on less.

Fifteen years later, Emilie is now a musician too, not to mention a singer-songwriter and sound engineer. Over the years, she has learnt to orchestrate string sections, delved into the mysteries of the thorniest contemporary musical genres at the IRCAM (Acoustic/Musical Research and Co-ordination Institute) and finally set her heart on pop. Undoubtedly influenced by family tradition, she writes and shapes most of her music at home, grappling alone with guitar, electronic paraphernalia and an instrument vital to the proper expression of all the others: her brimming, limitless imagination.

Now we find ourselves in the year 2006. Emilie has had 3 successful european releases, including the critically acclaimed « hide


LPs
Mue
2014

3.5
3 Votes
Franky Knight
2011

3.7
3 Votes
The Big Machine
2009

3
5 Votes
March of the Empress
2007

3.7
5 Votes
The Flower Book
2006

3.7
8 Votes
Vegetal
2006

3.9
17 Votes
La Marche De L'Empereur
2005

3.6
4 Votes
Emilie Simon
2003

3.8
13 Votes
Live Albums
L'Olympia [LIVE]
2007

4
3 Votes

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