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Easy Listening: Lounge Moods: Mood: Dreamy Folk: Alternative Folk Pop: French Pop Moods: Type: Soundtrack

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Naim Amor

PITCHORK: "On the understated "Precious Second", Calexico's brushed snare and roomy bass create a sparse desert backdrop for Amor's hushed vocals and guitar pirouettes, so that the song floats pensively in the dry Franco-Arizonan air."

LA WEEKLY: "Amor can win or break a heart with his Parisian soul music. That's what makes him a great artist."

CATFISH VEGAS: " Singing in French, and sometimes English, Amor has a troubadour style that definitely recalls the type of classic French pop that Wes Anderson finds captivating. But don't think Amor's 11 years in the desert don't also show up in the songs. There's also this atmospheric spaciousness that isn't quite desert rock, but neither does it sound like Amor is singing from the nightlife of Paris."

PHOENIX NEW TIMES: "Parisian transplant Naim Amor is a man of many flavors. While his own melancholy music is filled with dreamy, soft instrumentation and his smoky-voiced accent, he considers everyone from the Sex Pistols to Rachmaninoff to be influences. Calexico's Joey Burns plays acoustic guitar on Amor's latest album, Exsanguine, home to the wistful, woozy shuffle of intimate songs like "Le Wepler" and "Son Petit Sourire,"

Naïm Amor recorded "Sanguine" an album produced by Joey Burns of Calexico and featuring John Convertino on drums and Burns on bass. A European release through Le Pop Musik is scheduled for spring 2009.

In 2008, Naïm opened for Tift Merritt in the US and his album "Sanguine" is now regularly featured on KCRW, with Chris Douridas inviting Naïm to perform live on his show in September 08.

Album "Exsanguine"

Naïm also has enlisted the producing skills of John Parish for his first album, "Mistake Love" (2004).

Naïm Amor's previous incarnation, Amor Belhom Duo, saw him release two albums on Carrot Top Records after the band was caught performing at SXSW, and collaborate with Calexico (album "ABBC/Tête à Tête", released on Wabana Rec and Vicious Circle in Europe).

Naïm has also been recording an ongoing series of instrumental albums: "Soundtracks: Volume One" (FilmGuerrero, 2002) and "Soundtracks: Volume Two" (Howe Gelb's OWOM Records, 2004). Naïm has recorded with Devotchka (guest singer on album "How It Ends"), Marie Frank, Howe Gelb, Calexico, Pieta Brown, Neko Case, John Convertino... and composed for Marianne Dissard (album "L'Entredeux", produced by Joey Burns) and Françoiz Breut.