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.
French collective Oiseaux-Tempête have shared a live video for ‘Tuesday And The Weather Is Clear’, lifted from the recently released Tarab طَرَبٌ, an album recorded entirely live while the band toured their previous record AL-‘AN ! الآن in Europe and Canada. The video offers an astonishing glimpse into their poignant and intense live shows, and is directed by French duo As Human Pattern (aka Grégoire Orio & Grégoire Couvert). Watch it below.
As they prepare for the release of their new live album TARAB, French outfit Oiseaux-Tempête have shared ‘Palindrome Series’, another staggering single from the record, following two previously shared cuts, ‘Tuesday, And The Weather Is Clear‘ feat. G.W Sok and ‘Carnaval‘. Deftly melding genres and influences aplenty, as well as elements of improvisation, the mighty and majestic ‘Palindrome Series’ takes a myriad of sonic twists and turns throughout its 10m55s. Take a listen now.
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.
Back in April Oiseaux-Tempête released one of our favourite albums this year, AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams). So news of a new live album entitled TARAB طَرَبٌ and due out in 2018 is an unexpected and exciting treat. The French outfit has shared a live video for ‘Carnaval’, an arresting and entrancing track featuring Mondkopf, Abed Kobeissy, Ali El Hout and Charbel Haber. As Human Pattern directs. Watch and hear for yourself below.
Following a recent European tour including a tremendous show at Le Guess Who?, Oiseaux-Tempête are set to play in Canada for the first time this week, with Jerusalem In My Heart and Suuns. They play Montreal’s La Sala Rossa this Thursday 23th and Toronto’s The Great Hall the day after.