This first song is Fucking unreal. As ominous as anything on Cold Spring. Then the songs keep going. The Ex is not the same without GW, but he sure landed in his feet whether he was pushed or jumped.
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE & Friends performed live at Le Guess Who? 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
released April 1, 2022
A few words by Cast The Dice:
"One of the many extraordinary performances that swept us away at Le Guess Who? 2019 was that of French outfit OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE, playing on Friday November 8th at TivoliVredenburg’s Ronda. Two years on from their first foray into the festival, the duo of multi-instrumentalists Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul returned to Utrecht with a new album under their belts, From Somewhere Invisible (Sub Rosa), and an expanded line-up featuring the musicians involved in the album, including longtime collaborators Jean-Michel Pirès (Bruit Noir), Mondkopf and G.W.Sok (formerly The Ex), as well as special guests Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band) on electric violin and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem in My Heart) on buzuk and modular synths. Mighty and majestic, powerful and gripping, they stood at a crossroads of light and darkness, deftly traversing a sonic terrain that stands as a powerful testament to the range of emotion they can grasp. Drawing from their improvisational energy and disparate genres from post-rock and free-jazz to Arabic music and electronica, they find compelling beauty underneath the places of turmoil in which their music is anchored. Immerse yourself in it."
This digital-only release features an exclusive mainly-in-Dutch version for "Grasse Matinée / Uitgeslapen" and, bonus-track, a songlike form for "Out Of Sight / A Simple Desire" recorded in quintet a few months after LGW? at MARQ in Clermont-Ferrand.
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE & Friends:
G.W.Sok – vocals
Mondkopf – analog synths
Jessica Moss – electric violin
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh – electric buzuk, modular system, voice
Frédéric D. Oberland – electric guitar, synths, hurdy-gurdy BAB V, alto saxophone
Stéphane Pigneul – electric bass VI & bass, modular system, analog synths
Jean-Michel Pirès – drums & percussion
Captured on Friday, 8 November 2019, at TivoliVredenburg's Ronda during Le Guess Who? 2019
Recorded and mixed by Marc Broer & Philip ten Brink
Bonus track captured on Thursday, 06 February 2020, at Musée d'Art Roger Quillot during Festival du Court-Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand x As Human Pattern
Recorded by Romain Poirier
Mastered by Jean-Charles Bastion at Mer/Noir
Photography by Tim van Veen
Thanks to AFX, Bob, Jacob, Barry, Calmin, Agence Kube, the venues everywhere we played, and to all the souls supporting us since 2012.
Impromptu live collaboration between Oiseaux-Tempête duo (Frédéric & Stéphane) with The Bunny Tylers (Charbel Haber & Fadi Tabbal) recorded live in Beirut at Reunion // Hand-numbered CD's edition OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
Mondkopf found new territories of expression with "Spring Stories", a collection of post-rapture moods full of glorious chaos. Feat Frederic D. Oberland, Stéphane Pigneul & Tony Buck // CD edition OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE