When arranging a traditional tune, the result can have extremely different flavours depending on :
- Your mood when you were composing…
- The instruments you chose to play the tune…
- Where you are, what your environment is…
Here is an example of a traditional breton tune arranged in two different manners. I made the first sample about two weeks ago before we moved out of Istanbul.
You can mostly hear guitar and turkish saz “Bağlama”. I made the second sample this week, two days after we had settled in Northern Greece…
I used ‘ud and derbuka. I really like the second one !!
A new album is emerging within us. We know the process will take some time, months at least. But we are now opened to the possibility of creating a new album.
Another aspect of our music. Another us. The first album was like an “emergency” call. We needed to release it, we needed to bring something to the real world. We needed it because it was blocking us from creating new sounds & songs, from imagining new ambiances for live shows. Then we made a lot of choices, shortened some improvisation parts, to make it fit (obviously just a little bit ) into some standard formats & length. It is thus very tense, full, packed maybe too…
We knew moving to Greece would bring that sense of “emergency to create” again, because, well… because being in a totally new environment is very powerful, everything is new, everything requests attention, and probably stimulates unknown parts of our musician brains… We just didn’t expect to be already digging into it!
We already have a feeling about how our next album will be… More of us. More freedom. More wildness. More fearless creativity… And it’s really joyful to be back into that feeling again!
Hi all… here is a quick up-date about how we are doing… We arrived Wednesday night at our destination in Northern Greece, near Kavala, our last days in Istanbul were quite busy, and the biggest part of our challenge “how to fit a music studio and an art studio in a car” is achieved, although, we have to confess, we had to leave some album boxes at some friends in Istanbul…
Because, well, there was no way we could fit everything INSIDE… and even so, we were lucky all the officials we meet on our way, including the ones at the border were really nice and did not ask to unload everything to get it checked!
Thank you all for your lovely support, for sharing and for ordering our album last week, it still decreased the volume we had to carry!
And now? Well, we are excited about finishing to settle and get back to real stuff, well, to music!
Breton 100% fest-noz music with an Hanter-dro by Yann with Richard Laniepce, a musician from Istanbul with some origins in Brittany too (you might check his band Kolektif Istanbul)
Hanter-dro is a dance from Vannes area, similar to our “7 Hills” although our version isn’t meant to be danced.
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Dear followers, if you’re used to read our diary between the lines, we have given a couple of clues already about our next destination.
It’s official! [first breaking new will start here]
We are moving very soon to Northern Greece, next to Kavala. This is the amazing place we are moving to :
This is one of the view that will inspire our upcoming projects and sounds, and actually we already composed/discussed/wrote many things from that particular place (if you want to share the feeling with us, you can check here on Google maps). Expect loads of pictures from Greece in next months!
So, how do we fit an art studio + a music studio above the usual staff in a car? Well… we don’t really know yet!
Because yes, we are moving with our car, Kavala is only about 450 km from Istanbul.
But for sure, it will help if we can sell some extra albums before we leave, it would kind of help…
So, [2nd breaking new starts here] we’ll offer until next Monday (December the 2nd, 2013) a special & ridiculously cheap price for our album, shipping included: 10.00€ which is about 13.50$ – just a little click on the link bellow and you’ll land on our on-line shop…
Help us with this campaign, share around with your friends and family, within your communities, by any way you prefer (over-use the social links bellow!) ! Only valid for one week! Then, we’ll come back to that later, we’ll have anyway to raise prices anyway, international shipping is much more expensive from Greece than from Turkey.