Digital in Berlin presents a week-long exclusive German streaming of Oiseaux-Tempête remixes. The French instrumental, free rock & ambient band debuted on Sub Rosa this year. On April 28th, the remixed album ‘Re-Works’ will follow which is co-released by Sub Rosa and the French label Balades Sonores. Untill then you’re be able to listen to the entire stream here:
01 Nuage Noir (Leopard Of Honour remix) : 4’15
02 Call John Carcone (Scanner remix) : 5’33
03 La Traversée (Saåad remix) : 4’50
04 Opening Theme (Ablaze in the Distance) (Dag Rosenqvist remix) : 4’54
05 Nuage Noir (May Roosevelt remix) : 3’34
06 L’Île (Colin Johnco remix) : 4’44
07 Buy Gold (Beat Song) (Witxes remix) : 5’32
08 L’Île (Aun remix) : 4’25
09 Ouroboros (Harris Underwater from Do Make Say Think remix) : 6’59
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10 Kyrie Eleison (Machinefabriek remix) : 3’53
11 Silencer (Richard Knox & Cyril Secq remix) : 5’43
The trio was created in Paris in 2012 by the musically versatile pair Frédéric D. Oberland on the guitar and bassist Stéphane Pigneul, both members of FareWell Poetry and Le Réveil des Tropiques, as well as percussionist Ben Mc Connell, who has been drumming for bands such as Beach House, Rain Machine, Au Revoir Simone, Marissa Nadler and Winter Family.
The band’s creative process is intertwined with that of Stéphane C., French photographer/filmmaker, currently documenting the existential conflicts brought on by the political and economical turmoil in Greece. In light of this encounter, this project quickly became a whole: musical, visual, political. The initiating impetus is urgency.
Oiseaux-Tempête | Opening (Recording Session)
Originally conceived as a musical and visual, poetic and militant voyage, this first album retraces, in a sonic odyssey, the qualms and queries of a sickly and dysfunctional Western society. Reason first reared its head in Greece, and now it is the seat of a modern maelstrom, unfurling a new set of questions. Alternating moments of inexorable tension and luminous respite, the Oiseaux-Tempête’s debut album LP takes flight and slowly unfolds in an implacable ascension, the rich photographic contributions fleshing out the poetic narrative.
Albums released on Sub Rosa must answer to seven internal questions, and one of these is the ability to summon a penetrative force that transcends genres. It is this force that floods Oiseaux-Tempête’s first release, carrying us beyond the stoner, free rock and experimental labels. How can music voice the violence and confusion that fuels discontent and protest? Oiseaux-Tempête offers an answer to this question.