The Parisian collective Gypsophile mark over a decade in music with their sixth album 'Assunta'; a collection of thirteen tracks expressing their minimalist French folk, which the group themselves describe as "chanson free". Songs are minimal in length as well; usually made up of acoustic guitar, soft vocals and unusual, almost improvisational sounds. Naturally, proceedings can be a little confusing to listen to as the experimental bent of the band threatens to override the intimacy they are trying to convey. Nevertheless, the smoky jazz territory explored on 'Vanderlinden' manages to communicate a subtle sense of melancholia. Furthermore, as 'Entretien Des Grisailles' - a track dominated by the cool tones of Marine Livernette - demonstrates, it's no coincidence that the less challenging Gypsohile are, the more likeable they become.