On three earlier studio records (a first eponymous album in 1997, followed by Living-room in 1999 and Attraction in 2001) and a double live (Paris Combo live in 2002), Paris Combo has sketched out its own unique world, establishing itself as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups in French song. Intrinsically Parisian in its way of combining contributions from different worlds within a single group, the quintet’s originality lies in its multiple styles and influences. Today, it boasts a broad repertoire well-suited to its growing audience all around the world. Efficiently and smoothly produced by Oz Fritz, the Motifs album has benefited from the group’s experimental European tour. The scope of the group’s sound is widened by a variety of arrangements, ranging from a hushed murmur to an explosion of life. The new record displays great coherency, but at the same time suggests an increasing diversity of atmospheres.