That Harmony is Poison
May 8, 2010 1:17 PM Subscribe
What do Bel Biv DeVoe and Les Triplettes de Belleville have in common, vocally?
posted by andromache to media & arts (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Besides the obvious (skills).
What's the harmony that I hear in both Bel Biv DeVoe's Poison
and Benoit Charest's Belleville Rendez-Vous
from the score of the animated film Les Triplettes de Belleville
? In both songs, there's this recurring three-part harmony -- at least it sounds similar in both songs -- that's driving me out of my mind.
You can hear it most clearly at the end of a sung phrase, when the Triplets sing the "vous" in "rendez-vous" and when BBDV sings "poison" in"that girl is poison". I know a bit about music but not enough to say what this is (some specific interval? in a minor key?) If they're not the exact same, what do they have in common? And what other artists use this spooky, captivating kind of harmony?