Archive | mai, 2022


14 Mai

BEVEL en janvier 2001 dans feu VIBRATIONS MAGAZINE (le numéro 30) par L’immense FLORENT MAZZOLENI

14 Mai

THE SONG OF MY LIFE VOL 681 : Iury Lech – Ukraïna

12 Mai

VINYL RECORD OF MY LIFE VOL 196 : Tenniscoats – Papa’s Ear (l’original en cd chez Hapna en 2012 et reedition en vinyle chez Moor music en 2022)

11 Mai

« Just over a decade ago, Japanese indie-pop duo Tenniscoats recorded »Papa’s Ear« (2012) and »Tan-Tan Therapy« (2007), two albums made with musical and production help from Swedish post-rock/folk trio Tape. Originally released on Häpna, they are beautiful documents of the exploratory music made by a close-knit collective of musicians, fully at ease with each other, playing songs written by Tenniscoats and arranging them in gentle and generous ways. Released during a particularly productive time for Tenniscoats – during the late ‘00s and early ‘10s, they would also collaborate with Jad Fair, The Pastels, Secai and Pastacas – they have, however, never been available on vinyl. In collaboration with Alien Transistor, Morr Music is now reissuing these albums both digitally and on double vinyl, with extra tracks.

This reissue mini-series starts with »Papa’s Ear«. The second album from this expanded line-up of Tenniscoats, you can hear the musicians are immediately comfortable in each other’s presence, and they’ve almost intuitively understood what they can offer to one another. Saya and Ueno of Tenniscoats bring their magical, gentle folk-pop sensibility, and their winning way with straightforward, yet lush melodies. Johan Berthling, along with fellow Tape member Tomas Hallonsten, plus guests Fredrik Ljungkvist, Lars Skoglund, Andreas Söderstrom and Andreas Werlin, all generous and creative presences in the Swedish jazz underground, shades in the songs with endlessly inventive arrangements, highlighting the warmth and curiosity at the core of the Tenniscoats’ aesthetic – sometimes taking the songs in unexpected directions, other times pillowing the melodies with the softest of brushstrokes and the kindest of tones.

»Papa’s Ear« includes some of Tenniscoats’ most memorable songs. »Papaya« is a lustrous dreamland of a song, with the Swedish musicians singing ‘pa-pa-ya’ as an enchanted tattoo, while Saya’s piano and melodica clank and huff out, further expanding the song’s horizon. It’s followed by the spindly and mysterious »Sappolondon«, where drums and double-bass shuffle and pulse under weeping accordion and bittersweet clarinet. Saya’s voice sighs into the frame while the musicians breathe lungfuls of sweet drones and flick glittering countermelodies across the song’s surface. It reminds a little of the wild kindness of Movietone, or the regal charm of Carla Bley’s compositions.


11 Mai

Sean Nicholas Savage – le nouvel album shine le 22/07/22 chez Arbutus records

11 Mai

Pour faire plaisir à mon ex jeune Padawan (l’enflure de vrai faux ami en réalité ) j’ai du me tapé en 2013 un concert du
très surestimé et tête à claque et de sous Jonathan Richman des années 2010 MR Mac Demarco ,j’ai jamais compris le buzz autour de ce mec ,la seule bonne surprise ce fut la premier partie (Sean Nicholas Savage) il sort un nouvel album chez arbutus records ,il va de soit que je recommande l’achat

LE DOCUMENTAIRE SUR Lawrence Hayward ressort enfin à nouveau en dvd

11 Mai

As lead singer of the much-loved bands Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart, Lawrence is one of true cult artists of the British indie music scene, without really ever troubling the charts over his 40 year career. First released in 2012, Paul Kelly’s (Saint Etienne’s The London Trilogy, Dexys’ Nowhere is Home) intimate portrait was a labour of love which was eight years in the making. It follows Lawrence between Go Kart Mozart albums, weighed down by the chips on his shoulders while still dreaming of being a pop star who rides in limousines and dates supermodels.

Previously only available on a long-deleted DVD, this new BFI edition presents Lawrence of Belgravia – one of the most outstanding music documentaries of the last 10 years – on Blu-ray for the very first time.Close

Jimi Tenor – Multiversum (chez le teutons de bureau B le 20 mai 2022)

11 Mai
« Jimi Tenor has always been something of a Renaissance man. On leaving his Finnish homeland for New York in the early 1990s, and later as he travelled through Europe, he quickly discovered what he calls his ikigai, his great joy in life: to record and produce music in DIY mode at home with the most rudimentary of means, spontaneously and intuitively. In more than 30 years of making music, Tenor has remained true to his ideal, whether as a solo artist on his early electronic albums or in the widely diverse collaborations and constellations which followed (with the likes of Tony AllenKabu KabuAbdissa Assefa). Multiversum is now his third album for Hamburg-based label Bureau B. Jimi Tenor and Bureau B first teamed up in 2020 on the former’s NY, Hel, Barca retrospective (BB 333CD/LP) and continued their association with the release of Deep Sound Learning (BB 366CD/LP), a collection of rarities, in spring 2021. Whilst Tenor has predominantly released jazz and Afrobeat records over the past two decades, his live performances have often seen him return to his minimalist roots. Enthralled by how Jimi Tenor the solo artist conjured up his space music with just a synthesizer, flute and saxophone, Bureau B ultimately invited him to record an album with this basic and yet astoundingly effective set-up. Within just a few months, Tenor delivered an impressive selection of new pieces to Bureau B; all recorded in his Helsinki home studio. These tracks are now presented on Multiversum, a record which provides further proof of Jimi Tenor’s versatility. Based on drum machine beats and synthesizer loops, Tenor’s music invites the listener to drift into open, limitless expanses — he is a master of the unforeseeable, audibly infusing all twelve new tunes with a sense of joie de vivre and intuition, with no recourse to standards. Multiversum is a declaration of love to the DIY spirit, somewhere between bedroom jazz and deviant techno. As a counterpoint to the album release, Omniverse is one of the first books to be published in Bureau B/Tapete Records joint venture with the Mainz-based publisher Ventil. It is an impressive portrait of the artist, packed with photos and stories documenting Jimi Tenor’s life and career in music. » —Daniel Jahn

Klaus Schulze (1947/2022) dans feu magazine Actuel de février 1975 (le numéro 51)

11 Mai

VINYL RECORD OF MY LIFE VOL 194 : PAN AMERICAN – patience fader (kranky/2022)

10 Mai