Les Jardiniers ‎– Cafeteria

Haute Couture ‎– TEK-CD-103
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1 La Niche 1:47
2 Pavillon 67 2:42
3 The Appartment
Vocals – Akube
4 Deluxe
Vocals – Akube
5 Strongman 2:58
6 Kaitana 3:50
7 Funky Daktari 5:15
8 Electro-Home 5:01
9 Corn & Wheat 3:28
10 Bilbao 3:37
11 Stereopole 5:10
12a Stop And Go 11:21
12b Untitled Track
12c Untitled Track

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Track 12: Actual time of "Stop And Go" is 5:35. Two hidden bonus tracks follow after a brief moment of silence. First track goes from 7:04 to 9:08. The other begins at 9:12 to the end.
(P) 2000 Guy Cloutier Communications.
Under Licence Haute Couture.
Distributed in Canada by Select.

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  • Matrix / Runout: 1VDH3<0031>TEKCD103
  • Mould SID Code: IFPIC803

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April 27, 2016

On their debut, CAFETERIA, Les Jardiniers offer their own French touch--but with more Canada. The combo intros of "La Niche" and "Pavillon 67" set up a perky mood, which the leads into the glorious "The Appartment," arguably the best track on the album. "Deluxe" brings in the disco-house, while "Strongman" opts for funky electro. There are a few questionable tracks, too, like the overly cheesy "Kaitana," but the cleaner "Funky Daktari" and the quivering "Electro-Home" help ease over those. "Corn & Wheat" brings in a quiet tropical feel, and "Stereopole" shoots in an injection of funk. A nice slice of house, with a side of funk.


January 28, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

"Cafeteria" is the first album of Montreal based formation "Les Jardiniers". Sylvain Houde, Martin Dumais and Jean-François Charette delivers a strong House record in a country where Rock music is the leading genre. Starting with "La Niche", a kind of theme, we are soon transported in 1967 with "Pavillon 67", an electro recap of Montreal's universal exhibition, which samples lots of funny noises such as a fridge. "The Appartment" and "Deluxe" are two solid Funky House tracks, while "Strongman", the only official single from this release, is a flawless electro anthem.
Later, "Kaitana" and "Funky Daktari" bring us back into Funky House. "Corn & Wheat" is an awesome rustic evasion, "Bilbao" is a downtempo pause that leads into the end of this masterpiece, which concludes with "Stop And Go", a very groovy Tech House anthem. There is an experimental hidden track, 2 minutes or so after the fade of "Stop & Go".
Succesful, well deserved first opus for "Les Jardiniers". The only "annoying" thing might be that robotic Macintosh vox, used in many tracks. 4/5