We’re over the moon to know that Oiseaux-Tempête are ready to dazzle us again with a new album release, following last year’s monumental live album TARAB طَرَبٌ and 2017´s sublime AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams), which was one of our Album Picks of the Year. Entitled From Somewhere Invisible, it marks their fourth studio album and finds the duo of multi-instrumentalists Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul accompanied by longtime collaborators Jean-Michel Pirès (Bruit Noir), Mondkopf and G.W.Sok (The Ex). Recorded at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango, their upcoming album also features contributions from Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Jessica Moss.
The record “summons the fever of experimentation and the powerful sound of the game coming together in the service of a luxuriant and psychedelic drift”, as the press release describes. “Synthetic brass meets hammered rhythms, string electrics with cracked electronics, saxophone cries and laughter at a pulsing and seminal bass.”
From Somewhere Invisible arrives on October 18th through Sub Rosa but we can already wrap our ears around the intense and compelling ‘Weird Dancing In All-Night II’.
In other related good news, Oiseaux-Tempête have a special performance in store for this year´s edition of Le Guess Who? festival, following their staggering debut at the festival in 2017. Entitled ‘Oiseaux-Tempête & Friends’, the performance will feature the musicians who collaborated on their upcoming album, including Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Jessica Moss, G.W. Sok and Mondkopf.