Benjamin Schoos – ‘China Man vs China Girl’

A dazzling debut

If your knowledge of Brussels doesn’t extend much further than Brel, EU bureaucrats and sprouts then you must add Benjamin Schoos to that list. The intrepid Belgian producer/singer has delivered his first album proper, and he’s brought some of his celebrity mates along: Chrissie Hynde, Mark Gardener (ex-Ride), Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier and beautiful cult Parisian Marie France all contribute to a dazzling debut. Get past the from agey sax breaks early on and you’ll find a long-player that takes the chanson to new and interesting places while tipping its chapeau to the Gallic greats, including orchestral genius Jean-Claude Vannier.

Jeremy Allen



  • Director: Benjamin Schoos
  • Record label: Freaksville
  • Release date: 09 Apr, 2012
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