An extraordinary and beautiful piece of work that defies description and genre placement’ – Andrew Weatherall uses big words when describing C.A.R. However, the words never seem too big. C.A.R is the new project of Chloé Raunet, singer of former London electronic-wave band Battant who now writes, composes and produces on her own. Following the much lauded lead-single ‘Idle Eyes’, My Friend rolls around the edges of pop: musical winks (from light to noir), mastered depression, restrained rage all basking in the irony of her lyrics.
Chloé writes from personal experience – the view from her window, the street she lives on, the sounds and smells of the neighbourhood, the seasons passing by. She started this album with what she had in her “studio” – a home-made 1960′s bass, a junior Fender Telecaster, a vintage ¾ Stella Parlor blues guitar, her old childhood violin, a broken down electric piano, a micro-Korg, a collection of super shonky percussion and guitar pedals, a computer loaded with soft synths, drum machines & FX. The unorthodoxy and charm of junk and toys.