Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
Room 29 is the long-awaited collaboration between two musical forces: Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and indie polymath Chilly Gonzales. Gonzales provides pensive, dreamy piano as Cocker alternates between whispered narrative and intimate singing on the title track. “Tearjerker” is a quietly stark exchange from one lover to another.
This is a joke, right?
Chilly Gonzalez, who is a decent composer (not great) is reusing his work paired with a mediocre singer/voice actor. The end result? Somewhere like William Shatner's poetry reading. What were they thinking, what was Deutsche Grammophone thinking?
One of the best of Jarvis Cocker's solo works:
I'm not familiar with Chilly Gonzalez, but i have been. Huge fan of Jarvis since Pulp and on. His wry and dark sense of humor is very present here as well as his deep poetic nature. The piano and orchestra alternate between haunting, dreamy and romantic fitting Jarvis Cocker's lyrics perfectly. If there was a dream team of two in b-ball, this would be the Michael Jordan and Chuck Taylor team of music.
If the first track is any indication
This is going to be excellent. Until it is released, I guess I'll have Tearjerker on repeat.
Born: March 20, 1972 in Montreal, Canada
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Chilly Gonzales
||Lovertits||Open Season||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Boomerang 2005||Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Tearjerker Returns||Room 29||3:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Czárdás||Gypsic||5:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFelix Partz Remake||Kick It - Single||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Overnight||Jumping the Broom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTearjerker||Room 29||3:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Advantage Points||Chambers||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rideaux Lunaires||Solo Piano II||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cello Gonzales||Chambers||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|