spring is at our doorstep and birds are peeping again. storm-birds like.
Ütopiya is the title of Oiseaux-Tempête‘s second album, which will be released on 20th April on Sub Rosa. the same personnel is part of this new chapter but the first song we are offered by the band shows Gareth Davis’ free-jazz bass clarinet wrestling with Frédéric D. Oberland’s blazing mad guitar. Stéphane Pigneul (electric bass, acoustic & electric guitars) and Ben Mc Connell (drums) join forces with a newcomer, and not an unknown one, but Mr. G.W. Sok (from The Ex among others) at vocals.
on this new eleven-song album, texts are no field-recordings inspired by Greece tackling the economical crisis – as on Oiseaux-Tempête’s eponymous first album –, but recordings from Sicily, Istanbul or Marmara Bölgesi, along with poems by Nazim Hikmet translated from turkish to english.
open your ears to On Living and discover G.W. Sok’s phrasing that comes to rest on the fabulous instruments of these very tormented birds.