Pile of Best Albums: Femminielli – Double Invitation
Femminielli – A Que Quieres Jugar
Montréal producer Bernardino Femminielli had already left a significant mark on the Canadian music scene before releasing his third album Double Invitation, having toured as a live member of Dirty Beaches and producing some tracks for Montreal pop-star-in-waiting Jef Barbara. But on Double Invititation, Femminielli has made it clear that he is possibly the best current Italo songwriter/producer in the world. Drawing equally from the camps of Moroder and Gainsbourg, Double Invitation is divided between creepy synthpop singles like “Chauffeur” and “A Que Quieres Jugar” and epic long-form dark disco. Carefully constructed down to the last detail, it sounds so authentic it’s difficult to believe it isn’t from the late 1970s. POBA hereby bestowed!
Stream the whole album by clicking “play” above. Double Invitation is available for sale from Desire Records.
We’ve started highlighting some of our favourite Canadian artists on Berlin’s No Fear of Pop, and this review first appeared there.