Wednesday, February 09, 2005

a Société des Timides à la parade des Oiseaux

translates as: "Shy Society at the Bird Parade"

This six piece French ensemble has been around since the mid-eighties, and operates in the area somewhere between Etron Fou axis and Neo-chamber styles, applying humor, avant-gardisms, ultra high energy theatrics, and a well rounded eclectism. They cover a pretty wide field of material within those realms, using guitars, bass, contrabass, drums, percussions, saxes, mallets and synths, plus a lot of unusual stuff like balafon and viola de gamba. The latter are used when they take on some of the neo-chamber/folk based pieces like "Sarajevo-Stepanakert" or ethnic styles on tracks like "Rouge, Bleu, Orange", which leads into the more RIO styled "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?", where saxes, strings and taped sounds are applied to quieter sections; punctuated by loud, funky bass driven sections supporting aggressive vocal outbursts.
Peter Thelen-EXPOSE- USA

Their collective works have been issued by Beta-Lactam Ring Records, which offers much of the CD in MP3...but buy it if you're interested, it is well worth it!

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shy society at the bird parade
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a Société des Timides à la parade des Oiseaux website


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