Aksak Maboul unveil new single ‘Silent Silhouettes’

Legendary experimental pop group Aksak Maboul are back with a new album, Figures, their first in 40 years. After sharing ‘Tout a une Fin’, they are teasing it again with new track ‘Silent Silhouettes’, featuring Lucien Fraipont, Faustine Hollander, Erik Heestermans and Fred Frith. “Could this almost-instrumental, electronic tango-like track be evoking a dream scene in a Bioy Casares story, filmed by an Italian maestro in the ’60s?…”, asks the press release. “What’s certain is that it unveils some of the sound of “Figures”, with its unique instrumentation, collages and enigmatic moods.”

‘Silent Silhouettes’ is a wondrous and entrancing track. Take a listen below and grab the album when it’s out on May 15th through Crammed Discs.

Aksak Maboul tease first album in 40 years with lead single ‘Tout a une fin’

All hail the return of legendary experimental pop group Aksak Maboul, who have announced the release of Figures, their first album in 40 years. Set for release on May 15th through the band’s founder Marc Hollander’s own Crammed DiscsFigures features a cast of stellar guests including Fred Frith, Steven Brown (Tuxedomoon), and several members of Aquaserge.

The thrilling news comes paired with the first single, ‘Tout a une Fin’, featuring vocals from co-producer Véronique Vincent. The single is offered with an accompanying video directed by animator and collagist Yoann Stehr. Watch it below.

Mixtape #82

Experimental pop band Aquaserge, who just released their new album Laisse Ça Être, is what you would call a supergroup. Founded in Toulouse over a decade ago by Julien Barbagallo, Julien Gasc and Benjamin Glibert and now also comprising Audrey Ginestet and Manon Glibert, each member is an accomplished and astounding musician in their own right, lending their talents to many other stellar bands. We instantly fell head over heels into Aquaserge's musical world which effortlessly transcends genres to create thrilling and bold compositions. And we're over the moon to present this month's mixtape lovingly assembled by the band!