Mixtape #84

We're very excited to have Oiseaux-Tempête, the French band spearheaded by Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul, behind the wheel of this month's mixtape. The band's music, strangely beautiful and beautifully strange, explores and experiments with many varied genres. To shed some light on their influences, here's their thrilling mix, about which they had this to say:

"16 tracks which fell off the back of our van during our last Spring tour in France and Belgium with Mondkopf, G.W.Sok, As Human Pattern, Two Or The Dragon & Charbel Haber. Recent discoveries or forever inspirations, hidden covers and rare gems, all the music you need for a perfect highway ambience."

  1. Einstürzende Neubauten – NNNAAAMMM [Potomak]
  2. Bästard –  Golden Lad [Ici D'Ailleurs]
  3. Jerusalem In My Heart – Al Affaq, Lau Mat, Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau [Constellation]
  4. Om – Cremation Ghat I [Drag City]
  5. BIG|BRAVE -(Re)collection pt 2 [Southern Lord]
  6. David Lynch – The Ballad of Hollis Brown [Sunday Best Recordings]
  7. Silver Apples – I Have Known Love [Kapp Records]
  8. The Ex & Getatchew Mekuria – Tezalegn Yetentu [Terp Records]
  9. Faust / Nurse With Wound – Lass Mich [Art-errorist]
  10. Alice Coltrane – Atomic Peace [Impulse]
  11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Plain Gold Ring [Mute]
  12. Pharmakon – Crawling On Bruised Knees [Sacred Bones]
  13. Scrambled Eggs & “A” Trio – Koji Kabuto (Ya Akruto) [Johnny Kafta's Kid Menu]
  14. Vangelis O. Papathanassiou – Sunny Earth [Vertigo]
  15. John Vartan and His Ensemble – Asa Inch Anem [Monitor Records]
  16. Scott Walker – Corps De Blah [4AD]

Oiseaux-Tempête release video for new track ‘Bab Sharqi’

Oiseaux-Tempete - Bab Sharqi videoIf you haven’t yet lent your ears to AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams), the new album from Oiseaux-Tempête, you are missing out. Released earlier this month, the record is the third and closing part of a trilogy preceded by 2013’s eponymous album and 2015’s ÜTOPIYA?. In support of the release, the French band are hitting the road today for a tour across France and Belgium.

Coinciding with it, Oiseaux-Tempête have unveiled a video for a new single from the album, the eerily enigmatic and entrancing ‘Bab Sharqi’, directed by Human Pattern. Check it out below.


AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams) is out now via Sub Rosa.

Listen to Oiseaux-Tempête’s third single ‘Through The Speech Of Stars’

Photo : As Human Pattern

Photo : As Human Pattern

We’re less than a month away from the release of AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams), the new album from French outfit Oiseaux-Tempête. Following their previously shared singles, the poignant and compelling ‘Carnaval feat Mondkopf’ and more recently the wonderful and ethereal ‘I Don’t Know, What Or Why (Mish Aaref Eish W Leish)’ featuring Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, one hardly needs further convincing that their album is one not to be missed. In anticipation of the album’s release, Oiseaux-Tempête are offering a new track, ‘Through The Speech Of Stars’. Clocking in at nearly eighteen minutes, ‘Through The Speech Of Stars’ is an absolute opus of a song, with guest contributions from G.W. Sok (The Ex, Cannibales & Vahinés) and Gareth Davis and featuring a poem by Mahmoud Darwich.

AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams) is out on April 14th via Sub Rosa.

Oiseaux-Tempête share new single ‘I Don’t Know, What Or Why (Mish Aaref Eish W Leish) feat. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh’

Photo: As Human Pattern

Photo: As Human Pattern

Last week we heard the poignant and compelling ‘Carnaval feat Mondkopf’, the first single lifted from Oiseaux-Tempête‘s upcoming album AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams). The French outfit are enticing us further with another single, the wonderful and ethereal ‘I Don’t Know, What Or Why (Mish Aaref Eish W Leish)’ featuring Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Alif). Take a listen below and watch out for the album’s release on March 31st April 14th via Sub Rosa.

Oiseaux-Tempête to close trilogy with new album AL-‘AN !

Oiseaux-Tempête - AL-'AN !French outfit Oiseaux-Tempête, the core duo of Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul, are set to release their new album AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams) next month. AL-‘AN ! , which means Now! in Arabic, is the third and last part of a trilogy that includes their 2013 self-titled album and 2015’s ÜTOPIYA?. The album was recorded last year between Beirut and France, with a slew of guests.
With this record, the pair “have achieved a far more complex work, richer in texture, the intertwining of acoustic elements with electronica, roaming and shaking the foundations of this almost labyrinthian personal opus of an album”, describes the press release. “As ever, the group realising both the immersive and also the total physicality on the record.”

AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams) is out on March 31st April 14th via Sub Rosa and Oiseaux-Tempête are offering a taste from it with the poignant and compelling ‘Carnaval feat Mondkopf’. Listen to it now.