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Polo & Pan - Caravelle
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Based on 35 ratings
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May 19, 2017 / Release Date
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While certainly not perfect technically, this album is so playful and imaginative that I find myself returning it to pretty often. There probably could be few more vocals, but for example Kirghiz is great as it is.


This was quite a listen! Groovy, psychedelic, and french :D But seriously, this was a delight to hear and so interesting to sit through. The first half was a fun tropical weird party while the second half became more psychedelic and experimental. The vocals were especially good and brought a lot of life to the tracks. Mexicali was something I definitely didn't expect but still loved the wackiness of it. Most of these tracks have this wocky sound to them, like a fun playhouse. Overall, this was ... read more


*listened to deluxe edition*
Polo and Pan's debut effort starts slightly awkwardly but quickly manages to deliver. Songs like Nana and Zoom Zoom are wonderful house tunes, however I can't help but feel like I've heard everything there is to the album halfway through. When Polo & Pan decide to go out of their comfortable box of tropical dance music to something slightly more experimental like the song Mexicali, it feels out of place and poorly executed. Later on in the album with the song, ... read more

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Track List

  1. Abysse
  2. Aqualand
  3. Canopée
  4. Cœur croisé
  5. Zoom Zoom
  6. Nanã
  7. Kirghiz
  8. Dorothy
  9. Plage isolée (soleil levant)
  10. Mexicali
  11. Chasseur d'Ivoire
  12. Pays imaginaire

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Added on: December 28, 2017