ABSOLUTE POETRY LP

by ALL IF

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All if est une créature mutante. Pop à tous les étages. Un ilôt de tranquillité dans un monde dévasté. Si vous aimez les chansons très orchestrées avec cascades de choeurs, votre boussole de mélomane vous a guidés jusqu'à la bonne porte.
"Absolute Poetry" : pourquoi ce titre ? Une référence admirative aux Monty Python et aux Beatles tardifs. La légende prétend qu'ils auraient pu fusionner. Imaginez l'extase. Notre album propose un voyage au long cours via 10 titres aux textes inspirés de nos quotidiens misérables et merveilleux. Peace is over.

ALL IF are otherworldly creatures. They are an island of calm in a chaotic world, taking you down places and sounds and telling tales of a sunken world. If you like heady melodies and songs with bridges, you are in the right place.
But why the name "Absolute Poetry"?
It's a reference to the marriage made in heaven that was never to be between Monty Python and the Beatles of the late 60s.
Picture it...
The album is a journey, full of tricks and traps, but when you reach your final destination, the reward is beyond compare.

credits

released April 12, 2017

All songs written by Rocabois
Arranged, performed & produced by ALL IF who are/were :
-Antoine Pinchot : programming, bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
-Valentin Dutrey : electric guitar, backing vocals
-Marie Moriette : cello, synths, backing vocals (except tracks 2, 5, 8, 9)
-Gilles François : drums, percussions, backing vocals (except tracks 2, 5, 8, 9)
-Olivier Rocabois : vocals, piano, organ, synths, harpsichord, acoustic guitar, tambourine, mood swings

Recorded at Green Abbey Road Green by Hermanno Grossi & Mathieu Gramoli + Studios de la Sablière (Left Bank)
Mixed & mastered by Seb Viguier : tracks 1, 3, 4, 7
Other songs mixed by ALL IF and mastered by Bruno Gruel (Elektra Mastering)
Except for "Ever Your Friend" (Raphaël Elig)

Artwork : David Tanguy, Virginie Bréham & Antoine Pinchot
D'après un tableau de William Bouguereau (1825-1905) et une photo de Mathieu Trautmann (1968-)

Un grand merci à Arnaud "l'Aquarium" Godefroy pour sa relecture de "All Back To My House"
Mille mercis à toute l'équipe de Microcultures (tout particulièrement Judicaël Da Costa, Vincent Le Doeuff et Jean-Charles Dufeu) et à tous les Microcultivateurs.

"All Back To My House" + "All Back To My House (l'Aquarium Mix)" : éditions ALTER K

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ALL IF Paris, France

ALL IF is an indie pop creature invented in Paris in 2008 by Olivier Rocabois.

The group consists of:

*Olivier Rocabois: vocals - acoustic guitars - keyboards

*Antoine Pinchot: programming - bass - vocals

*Valentin Dutrey: electric guitars - vocals


Raised on cult albums ("Ram" by McCartney, "Giant Steps" by the Boo Radleys), ALL IF developed an eclectic taste for the refined and the organic.
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Track Name: OFF DUTY
Little compromise I do                          
To live on
Most of the time
When I walk down Virginia Road
That will be fine 
When I am off duty
I'm doing a 180 / 360
Just to be

The creator of a new breed
A new brand
A new culture
Devastated by an old flame
At a young age
Do you remember?

This might not be the brightest/wisest move
You've ever made
You've been to churches and gigs for much too long
Can you hit/reach the highest notes?
Wish you were her
In this smoky sweaty little place
Where you wrote some of your best songs
Sporting your juvenile dehydrated smile.
Track Name: GREEN GREEN GARDENS
For all these years

Been searching for new ways

To open the gates

On this golden afternoon

Sing a playful tune.


Every leap year

Green green gardens

Open the gates

On this golden afternoon

See the lilac bloom.


Why can't we be free to release the pressure off our shoulders?

Let us speak our minds in a freewheeling mode

So delightfully

But don't get me wrong

You thought you were the best singer in a lifetime

But their silence suddenly died us down

Burned all my bridges

It really gets me down

It drove me mad
Track Name: ALL BACK TO MY HOUSE
All back to my house
Where everything is fine
All back to my house
Far from the noiseniks in the streets
All back to my house
Where everything is fine

What I need what I need
Is get away from here
What I need what I need
Run away from here
To another planet

Welcome to my place
Where everything is quiet
All back to my house
Far from the record industry
All back to my house
Where everything is fine

What I need what I need
Is get away from here
What I need what I need
Run away from here
To another planet


All back to my house
Where everything is fine
All back to my house
Far from the noiseniks in the streets
All back to my house
Where everything is fine

What I need what I need
Is get away from here
What I need what I need
Run away from here
To another planet
Track Name: BODY LANGUAGE (SUPERNATURAL)
Hang on, listen to me
Two friends of mine
They climbed to the top of the city clock
One of them is dying, the other one’s flying.
They got out of their comfort zone
You should use your venom to reply
Don’t you rule the kingdom to survive

Searching for a sound
Then drift into sleep
Then drift around in your own sound yeah!
They sell out all their properties
You should press the button to get high
Don’t be rude your mother will oblige

Hang on, listen to me…

My body clock is like my family
It’s pretty dysfunctional
We had to climb the tower
Playing the harp and the dryer
It’s supernatural
Track Name: QUEEN OF SPAIN
I shouldn’t be too bothered all the time
As I’ve got the Queen of Spain at my side



I shouldn’t be too bothered all the time
As I’ve got the Queen of Spain at my side
Track Name: WORSHIP ME DESPISE ME
Worship me, despise me
Is this my destiny?
Or just the way I fucked up my life?
Have you ever imagined we’d split up this way?
So bitterly.
Of course I have
My nightmare’s come true.

Worship me, despise me
Is this my destiny?
Or just the way I fucked up my life?
Have you ever imagined we’d split up this way?
So bitterly.
Of course I have
My nightmare’s come true

Dead souls coming in from a long lost future.
Dead souls wandering through the ages back and forth.
Track Name: WHAT'S BEYOND THE CURTAIN?
Tell me what's beyond the curtain
Made of water, made of air
And the kite is so red
But it does not fly
Rolling by
On the beach
With the three of us

Tell me what's beyond the curtain
Made of water, made of ice
And the kite is so very red
But it does not fly
Passing by
On the beach
With the three of us
Running against the wind

The hands on the clock
Are frozen
Though the sun keeps shining
Like a sunny winter Saturday
Like a sunny winter Saturday
Like a sunny winter Anyday
We were glowing on this sunny Saturday
Track Name: FOUR-HEADED MONSTER
The four-headed monster is staring at the crowd
Yearning to get somewhere higher
Where you’ll be safe and sound
The four-headed monster is gazing at the stage
Reaching out for another dimension.

It is raining cherry blossom trees
Chasing all my memories
The music’s pouring out of me
Wiping all my memories

Lazy streams
They seem to follow
The young and restless endlessly
April brings
The joys and sorrows
The joys and sorrows
Into my dreams

It is windy
Drafts and templates please
Sticking to my reverie
Please tell me where the action is
Meet me there at 7ish

Lazy streams
They seem to follow
The young and restless helplessly
April brings
The joys and sorrows
The joys and sorrows
Into my dreams

The four-headed monster is staring at the crowd
Yearning to get somewhere higher
Where you’ll be safe and sound
The four-headed monster is gazing at the stage
Reaching out for another dimension.
Track Name: EVER YOUR FRIEND
Ever your friend
Thirty-six summers now
Ever your friend
We’re all dressed in blue
Ever your friend
In the darkest moments
Ever your friend

But now the children are seeking for attention
They need us
Everyday
And every night

Ever your friend
Thirty-six summers now
Ever your friend
We’re all dressed in blue
Ever your friend
In joyful times
Ever your friend
Track Name: ALL BACK TO MY HOUSE (l'Aquarium Mix)
All back to my house
Where everything is fine
All back to my house
Far from the noiseniks in the streets
All back to my house
Where everything is fine

What I need what I need
Is get away from here
What I need what I need
Run away from here
To another planet

Welcome to my place
Where everything is quiet
All back to my house
Far from the record industry
All back to my house
Where everything is fine

What I need what I need
Is get away from here
What I need what I need
Run away from here
To another planet


All back to my house
Where everything is fine
All back to my house
Far from the noiseniks in the streets
All back to my house
Where everything is fine

What I need what I need
Is get away from here
What I need what I need
Run away from here
To another planet