AL​-​'AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy​-​tale piece of land to make our dreams)

by OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE

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Stéfan Németh A free-form, improvisational, genres-spanning and mind-bending rock symphony. Truly freeing and powerful in its voice and message, it almost feels like a place itself, with each track representing a dark alley, a corner of a city square, a wide avenue or a deserted neighbourhood, each with its own mission, its own voice and its own story to tell. Favorite track: Carnaval.
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Tolujin A monumental release and surely a landmark in improvised rock. I have no idea how to describe this apart from saying you could think of a Middle-Eastern version of early Godspeed You Black Emperor! But I really don't want to diminish the impact of what is certainly one of my records of the year. Favorite track: Feu Aux Frontières.
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mille One Word: outstanding

my record of the year 2017 Favorite track: Carnaval.
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released April 14, 2017

Frédéric D. Oberland​: electric guitar & hurdy-gurdy (BAB V), field recordings, mellotron, alto saxophone, dukar, analog synths, percussion, flute
Stéphane Pigneul​:​ electric bass VI & guitar, moog, modular system & analog synths, drum machine, field recordings, percussion, piano
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Mondkopf:​ analog synths on tracks 1, 4, 8, 9, 10​, 11, 12 & 13
Sylvain Joasson​:​ percussion & drums on tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10​ &​11
Charbel Haber​: electric guitar on tracks 3, 5, 6 & 11
Sharif Sehnaoui​:​ acoustic guitar & percussion on tracks 2 & 7, electric guitar on track 8
G.W.Sok​: ​narration​ on track 11
Tamer Abu Ghazaleh​: ​vocals on track 6
Abed Kobeissy​:​ electric buzuk on tracks 2, 7​, 8 & 13
Ali El Hout​: bandir on tracks 2 & 7
Youmna Saba​: ​oud on tracks 3, 5 & 6
Pascal Semerdjian​: ​percussion & drums on tracks 3, 5, 6 & 11
Stéphane Rives​:​ soprano saxophone on tracks 1, 4 & 11
Blackthread:​ modular synth on track 11
Grégoire Orio & Grégoire Couvert​: ​additional field recordings on tracks 7, 10 & 11

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All tracks composed and performed by Oiseaux-Tempête // These are some live epiphanies improvised between Middle-East and Europe during the year of chaos 2016 // Eastern sessions recorded by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork in Beirut - Borj-Hammoud // Western sessions recorded by Christophe Chavanon at Kerwax, Brittany / by Jean-Charles Versari at Poptones, Paris / by Oiseaux-Tempête at Mar Mikhael & Magnum Diva, Beirut - Paris // Field recordings shot in Lebanon between March and October 2016 // Poems by Mahmoud Darwish extracts from 'The Offering' and 'Red Indian's Penultimate Speech to the White Man' // Edited by Oiseaux-Tempête at Magnum Diva // Mixed by Jean-Charles Versari & Oiseaux-Tempête at Poptones // Mastered by Harris Newman at GreyMarket, Montreal // Photographs by Frédéric D. Oberland www.fredericdoberland.com // Artwork by Mountain // Produced by Oiseaux-Tempête

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'A monumental album experience' EXCLAIM! - CA
'An impressive series of builds leads to a howling, wailing climax. Oiseaux-Tempête is French for storm petrels, and they've unleashed some engaging musical havoc on their journey across the Mediterranean to clasp hands in Lebanon.' THE WIRE - UK
"Al-’An! nous happe dans une architecture de sons qui éblouit tant par ses agencements verticaux (la pureté de l’air circulant en liberté dans les interstices de son palimpseste de sessions et de field recordings) qu’horizontaux (le délié et l’intelligence politique de ses entrelacs d’arcs électriques tendus au-dessus des mers et des frontières)." LIBERATION - FR
"Oiseaux-Tempête s'est posé sur les eaux troubles du Liban. Trois escales en Méditerranée et trois albums pour un groupe qui navigue à l'instinct, comme attiré par le désordre, sans jamais tombé dans le panneau de l'orientalisme." MOUVEMENT - FR
'Oiseaux-Tempête creates a stormy stratosphere of their own design.' IMPOSE MAGAZINE - USA
"Un univers qui n'a pas d'égal dans notre Hexagone." NOISEY / VICE - FR
"Leur art possède quelque chose de viscéral, presque inconscient. Il ne laisse pas indifférent, prend aux tripes et emporte." LE FIGARO - FR
"It's weighty material, musically and thematically" THE QUIETUS - UK
"Adjectifs à employer : catatonique, post-apocalyptique, tellurique, allégorique, cathartique, hypnotique" GONZAÏ - FR
'Una delle cose più belle in cui mi sia imbattuto negli ultimi anni.' THE NEW NOISE - IT
"Al-'An! est certes un disque sombre mais aussi le plus riche et le plus fascinant des chats de cette odyssée postmoderne" MAGIC, REVUE POP MODERNE - FR
'It’s not often that one gets to experience such rich, improvised textures" THE ATTIC MAGAZINE' - AUS
"Un écrin musical bercé de considérations géopolitiques, une approche pulsative, hypnotique mais toujours sensible" NEW NOISE MAGAZINE - FR
"Peu de disques, cette année, sauront dégager autant de majesté, de puissance et de fièvre que ce nouvel album" GIVE VIOLENCE A CHANCE - FR
'Met hun nieuwste album besluit de instrumentale free-rockgroep Oiseaux-Tempête een zinderende trilogie, die de luisteraar meedogenloos de zilte diepte onder de zeespiegel inzuigt. Laat je niet misleiden door de aanvankelijk kalme klanken: de orkaan is nooit ver weg.' GONZO CIRCUS - NL
"Une énorme gifle, une vague longue et profonde pour laisser exploser une foule d'émotions en un choc assourdissant et d'une puissance tout à fait jouissive" XSILENCE - FR
'So yes ~ this instrumental site is interested in what Oiseaux-Tempête has to say, but more importantly, how they say it ~ with or without words, but with grace, energy, creativity and perseverance, worthy traits to possess in this or any world, no matter what the climate.' A CLOSER LISTEN - USA
"De tels disques sont des joyaux, des œuvres presque divines tant elles transcendent l’humanité qui nous anime." INDIEPOPROCK - FR
"Maintenant on vit, maintenant on suit cette musique douce et grisante qui serpente tranquillement dans un dédale de murs couleur sable, puis on s’envole dans une grande bourrasque électrique, typique du groupe, et on retombe comme dans un panier de serpents, les instruments soufflent, sifflent, mettent en garde. Le traditionnel et le moderne se rencontrent dans un respect mutuel." MOWNO - FR

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OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE Paris, France

[wazo-tɑ̃.pɛːt]
Frédéric D. Oberland
Stéphane Pigneul
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Abed Kobeissy
Ali El Hout
Ben McConnell
Blackthread
Charbel Haber
Christine Ott
Gareth Davis
Grégoire Couvert
Grégoire Orio
G.W.Sok
Jean-Michel Pirès
Jessica Moss
Mondkopf
Pascal Semerdjian
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Sharif Sehnaoui
Stéphane Charpentier
Stéphane Rives
Sylvain Joasson
Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Youmna Saba
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