TOUT BLEU : OTIUM [Les Disques Bongo Joe]


Catalogue : Les Disques Bongo Joe / BJR
Format : LP, Vinyl, Limited Edition
Condition : New
Country : Switzerland
Released : 2021
Genre : Electronic, Ambient

Tout Bleu's second record, Otium, recalls a route where the electronic crosses paths with the acoustic. This new milestone in Genevan multi-instrumentalist Simone Aubert's (Massicot, Hyperculte) musical field represents a kind of fruitful deceleration. Initially conceived as a solo project in 2018, the act is now an exploration ground for the musicians gathered on Otium : Naomi Mabanda on the cello (Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Chien Mon Ami) and Luciano Turella on the alto (Irtum Branda) encounter the sampling machines of POL, that could already be found on the first eponymous album Tout Bleu. In Tout Bleu's music, the part-melodic, part-abrasive riffs reminiscent of Massicot are present, and so are the socially engaged, energetic singing of Hyperculte. However, the band, by using acoustic instruments, vocals and electric guitar in an unconventional way, draws an orchestral landscape that sometimes flirts with pop, and where strings merge in polyrythm on low tempo beats.
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