Following last year’s utterly sublime AL-‘AN ! الآن, which was one of our Album Picks of the Year, Oiseaux-Tempête will be gifting the world with a new live album, TARAB. Recorded entirely live while the band toured AL-‘AN ! الآن in Europe and Canada, TARAB encapsulates the free improvised spirit that permeates their live shows, and the multitude of genres they explore, from free-rock and free-jazz to electronica and Arabic music. The album, “far beyond the vibrant testimony”, says the press release, “is a generous invitation to experience, to meditate and to share”.
Founding members Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul created TARAB with longtime collaborators Mondkopf, Sylvain Joasson, G.W.Sok, As Human Pattern and Lebanese musicians Charbel Haber, Abed Kobeissy and Ali El Hout. Set for release on June 15th through Sub Rosa, Oiseaux-Tempête’s upcoming album also comes with a special bonus track featuring Jerusalem In My Heart’s Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.
The French outfit first teased the record with a live video for the arresting and entrancing ‘Carnaval’. Now, to get us even more excited, Oiseaux-Tempête have shared another tremendous cut, ‘Tuesday And The Weather Is Clear’, featuring a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.