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.