Born in the small city of Tours, the Parisian artist has managed to make his project grow and change live show after live show, putting out two EPs under the name “A Light Goes Out”. A lover of orchestral pop and lush, meticulous arrangements à la Belle & Sebastian or Neil Hannon, Sylvain has enriched his compositions through the magic of musical encounters over the years. From a string trio to a brass one, from an acoustic, pared-down formula to a rock ensemble, ALGO has worn many costumes in order to serve the baroque ambitions of this small but big-hearted pop. The last two years have been a ballet between “I” and “We”, finally turning ALGO into a family of strings, horns, drums and guitars taking to the stage and the studio.
NEXT SHOW : Showcase on Saturday, April 28 at the Passerelle.2, Paris XI
Shores of Orion is an experimental post-rock project from India. Born out of insomnia, this project started back in 2015 as an idea of expressing emotions. After a debut with 'Saudade', Shores of Orion is back with their second full-length album 'The Courage Of Stars'. 'The Courage Of Stars' is a cinematic/post-rock album, consisting of 14 songs written in the period of last year. Every song on the album has a different feel that sets them apart from each other, and expresses a large spectrum of emotions. Experimenting with simple yet interesting and relaxing soundscapes was this album's focus and it shows throughout the album. It is simple in its arrangements yet expressive in its melodies. This album is dedicated to one of our close friends who we lost last year.
Brand New LP The Cause & The Cure by NO//LIARS. The lead single is called "Justified Sacrifice". The song is an expression of anger towards disinformation campaigns and the dissemination of "alternative truths"by ratings-hungry organizations whose only concern is being the first to break the latest story.
"As a band, we are excited to enlist the help of Jesse Gander of Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung,) to record our first full length, The Cause & The Cure. We also enlisted Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein, Protest the Hero) to master the album."
Raised in Edmonton, Canada, Wilroy takes R&B as his musical starting point. He’s now based in Liverpool, and cites influences ranging from hip-hop to electronic music and jazz. Recently selected by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Music talent discovery initiative Future Bubblers, and played on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Worldwide FM & Bandcamp Weekly, 2018 looks to be a promising year for the producer.
Too Dark To See The Green, Wilroy’s debut EP serves as a cathartic journey through the arc of heartache, as told through the ghosts of 70’s soul men. His music paints grand, maximalist sonics: tracks change shape and mutate as they go, akin to the evolution of a dream. The EP’s 5 tracks wring out every last drop; from the opening nightmarish strings, and the dungeon-low dirge of the title track, to the liberated, gospel highs of Ascension.
In trance suites by drums, bass, keyboards and guitar musicians explore the depths of space rock, subtle electronic, ambient and even punk-jazz. Euphonic constellations and electric tales arise of foggy tissues of melody, harmony and pulse suspended in weightlessness. Improvising sound spaceport formed in 2012 at Warsaw, Poland. Michał Jarosz – drums, Jerzy Karpowicz – bass guitar, Bartosz Ługowski – electric guitar, Paweł Wutkowski – keyboards
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.