This disc is the distillation of four years on the road, performing in concert halls, swimming pools and forests. Four years honing our music, sculpting each piece to reveal its distinct shape and color, its distinct story.
Listen as elephants invade Scotland… polyphonic Furies attack Spanish lumberjacks… Cat Stevens goes schizophrenic… water percussions soak Purcell’s shoes.
For four voices, vibraphone, marimba, flute, electronic accordion, double bass, bass, percussions and chain saw.
Unique. Iconoclast. Barred. Surprising. Unclassifiable. You don’t get halfway into this album. You just dive right in where you don’t belong. In the world of this band, nothing is formatted, nothing is predictable. Musically… Free-rock? Fusion-world? Jazz-mystical? Circus-baroque? Contemporary polyphony ? A little bit of all that. Double bass, electronic accordion, percussion, bass, vibraphone, flute, electric saw, musical ladder and bucket of water happily rub shoulders… Visually, for their first album, they chose a painting by Jérôme Bosch on side A that they reproduced in a photo on side B (same grimaces and hallucinated looks), it’s already a statement. Textually, in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, Scottish, French, Cat Stevens or invented language, we navigate in different worlds, sometimes even within the same title. Quite an experience. Worse still: this UFO quartet largely confirms live, as much on a stage as in a swimming pool, that they are unique, iconoclastic, barred, surprising, unclassifiable…
Listen to « Mudagaté Saté », « Polo ».
NazzazzaN unites the ancestral practice of polyphonic singing with that of contemporary improvisation. Traditional songs combine with original creations.
NazzazzaN questions the millennial passage of time extending over vast territories where borders no longer exist.
NazzazzaN questions the measured passage of time that each individual experiences between birth and death.
NazzazzaN sings of the vast human fabric and of singular destinies.
Bernard Ascal, Collection Director at EPM