Behind this tapestry of his own, Jean Pierre suggests listenening to this as a conceptual soundtrip. Captivating songs with haunting melodies shifting from Middle Eastern dance beats to luscious French grooves via Latin dub to Carribean deep house. One listening, 60 minutes step on it !!! turn it up !!!! it's a cruise, a piece of life, a question mark in our times?? It's evocative, yet not descriptive, it suggests so much. It's a large dose of humor mixed with up beat music....it's PARTY, it's fresh and timeless.
The artist sucessfully blends accoustic and electronic effects, which gives a very challenging and powerfull scope to each mix. This musics got an edge, it's obvious.
It's like Parker on the moon trying to play with Zappa stuck on Mars!! Garbo and Gainsbourg, rue des vertues!!
The energy level is up lifting all along the journey, reminding one of the early "Negresses Vertes".
Fierce "joie de vivre". Moments like the sexy movida from South Of The Border that's played from Barcelona to Cuba.
The message is there, sometimes subliminal, whispered in different languages, sampled or screamed with irony and great laughter. Oh! those French.
It's as if one song is hidden in another and you never know when it's going to happen. As in the Secret Government, a sizzling slide guitar entangle into a political blues dialogue, colapses in the frenzied madness of a deep house beat which soon enough crashes itself into a wall of soulfull tri hop. It's madness! Then in Artificiel, striking rock guitars bark at velvet trumpets haunted by the beautifull voice of Karen Mitchell( also to be heard at the helm of her own quintet Diggsville on cdbaby .com )...feels like a visit of Tracy Thorn and Massive Attack ! But if you really want a full range of her vocals , check " Shafu "( like" chat fou "in French .What a soul !This Diva really got it ! It's lush, it's lust...maybe like this " rencontre " in the streets of Paris .Words! then FEELING ! like Sexual Healing ! it's unpredictable. It's full of life, just breathe it! There is always something hiding. Be adventurous, let yoursef go and TURN IT UP!
This music is so pictural, it doesn't take long to imagine the riot that this band can deliver on stage. Currently based in San Francisco, this artist has been in the studio for the past two years and is now working on a line up for a new band.
Now discover another previous CD from Jean Pierre called Monsieur Jean/L'AMOUR FOU (also available on cdbaby).The accoustic side of this artist should also stir up your curiosity.
2. On sort
3. Ensorceles moi
4. Coyote DUB
5. South of the Border
6. De la calle
7. Que cosa es la vida
8. Secret Governement
13. On ne vit qu'une fois