Last Summer

Les Concerts du 7ème Ciel is Les Disques du 7ème Ciel's big brother. A DIY organisation run by a couple of cats named after Nina Simone and Diamanda Galás, Les Concerts du 7ème Ciel invited musicians to play on their Parisian rooftop terrace every summer over the course of six years. 

Simone and Diamanda welcomed dozens of artists including post-punk veterans And Also The Trees, British luminaries Mark Fry, Gareth Dickson, This Is The Kit, Pete Astor and Catchers as well as American musicians Josh T. Pearson, Theo Hakola and In Gowan Ring. 

The terrace with a fantastic view of the hilltop of Montmartre also hosted gigs by established and upcoming French artists such as Holden, Jérôme Minière, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains and Maud Lübeck.

We went as far as New Zealand and Australia and welcomed French For Rabbits and Heligoland for enchanting dream pop nights. Not bad for cats! 

In order to celebrate these beautiful summers, we set some of the artists who had played on the rooftop a little task – they had to record a song by one of the other musicians who had appeared on the terrace. Last Summer compiles these recordings.

Originally available as a CDr, it is available now as a free download.

1 In Gowan Ring - Taking Wing (Mark Fry/The A. Lords)
2 Klima - French Mittens (Piano Magic)
3 We Were Hunters - There Was A Man Of Double Deed (anon. / And Also The Trees)
4 Orouni - Songs About Snow (Michael Wookey)
5 Richard Lewis - Je Flotte (Julien Ribot)
6 The Hand - See My Boat (Rozi Plain)
7 Transbeauce - The City (Klima)
8 Ladybird - Piscine (Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains)
9 Jérôme Minière - Sous Le Radar (Erica Buettner)
10 Pete Astor - My Horror Mask (Glen Johnson)
11 The Sleeping Years - Night Lights (Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains)
12 This Is The Kit - Chase Your Tails (Andi Skellam)
13 Diego Zavatarelli - Madrid (Holden)
14 Simon Huw Jones & Alexandre Varlet - The Lockkeeper's Cottage (The Sleeping Years)
15 Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains - Voyeur (Luc)
16 Rozi Plain - Bismillah (Ladybird)
17 Alexandre Varlet - Secret Life (Peter Astor And The Holy Road)
18 Birch Book - Jacob Fleet (And Also The Trees)
19 Agathe - Big And Strong (Michael Wookey)
20 Whalebone Polly - Wakka (Ichi)
21 Luc - Let Us Go (Ladybird)
22 Piano Magic - Mistress Of Song (Pete Astor)