Always a firm favourite Laetitia Sadier returns to Berlin for a gig at Acud this March: and she’s bringing her band with her. Support comes from Nicholas Krgovich so this should be a good evening for pop fans.
Laetitia Sadier’s new album has just been delivered, and it’s a joy! Some- thing Shines was recorded and ma- tured more slowly than either Silencio or The Trip. It took nine months, and you know what that means, baby! New life….Something Shines was initially re- corded in Switzerland, where Laetitia’s collaborator David collects amazing old keyboards and organs from peo- ple who have inherited them but find no space or usage for them — so they let go of these useless things (useless to them, mind bogglingly desirable and necessary for us!) for a symbolic franc.Scattered through Europe are the component players of the Something Shines band; drummmer Emmanuel Mario in Paris and bassist Xavi Munoz in Castellon near Valencia, so addition- al parts were laid down in those cities.
The strings were done in St. Etienne by Jean-Christophe Chante, whom Laetitia had met on a tour with French band, and friends, Angil in the fall; she found his playing mesmerizing and felt compelled to ask him if he would like to participate on her album — which he did, bringing a great emotional charge to the record. Laetitia recorded a lot of the content in London, including all the vocals, guitars, additional electron- ics and soundtrack effects as well as final mixing, which wrapped up this Spring.at is being led against the low- er classes of this world — whose ranks are being joined by ever-greater num- bers — by the ultra-rich to rob them (us!)
The desire was for the songs of Something Shines to alternate be- tween a riveting caress and an invig- orating shake. To start from the Earth and to tilt up, towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again. Additionally, Something Shines is an exploration — yes another — through Debord’s La Société du Spectacle, and how it is still up to us to guide and shape our fate, individually and collectively. Therefore, Something Shines examines several relevant questions — such as the main enqui- ry of “Oscuridad”: “Do the rich need the poor to be rich?” This looks into the old tricks of scapegoating and the war that is being led against the low- er classes of this world — whose ranks are being joined by ever-greater num- bers — by the ultra-rich to rob them (us!)
Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with No Kids, Gigi and P:ano. He has been releasing records under various monikers since P:ano’s acclaimed chamber pop debut, WHEN IT’S DARK AND IT’S SUMMER (2002). This led to his recordings with the girl group inspired Gigi, the icy displacement of the R&B informed No Kids, and most recently the singular pop dreams released under his own name. Even though the material is often wildly diverse, there is an unmistakable sense of Krgovich’s deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop, his discerning ear for sonic detail, and an ambition that willfully borders on the absurd.
Laetitia Sadier & Band plus Nicholas Krgovich LIVE
Thursday, 17th March 2016 | 20:00 CET
Acud | Veteranenstr. 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte