Monday, January 9, 2012

Alambic - Tournée Générale (France 2004) @320


Originally ripped by Yojik

With this second album, Alambic offers its own sound in the french "bal folk" spirit. The music is crafted with 100% compositions from the band, original arrangements with a strong rythm section, but always keeps in mind the shape of traditional dances. Thus the challenge is to please both audience's ears and dancer's feet!


01 - La solitaire
02 - Lofoten lights
03 - Polka fébrile
04 - La route du phare
05 - Avis de tempéte
06 - La scoumoune
07 - Tintagel - Dancing spirit
08 - Camisole
09 - Jour et nuit mélès
10 - La grande traversée
11 - Comme là-bas - danse des jumeaux
12 - Gentiane et prunelle
13 - Ya aini


Jean-Pierre AUFORT: violin, mandolin
Julien COUPEY: flutes
Rémy MASSE: guitar
Lionel TESSIER: bouzouki, drums
Guest
Denis CHOULIER: diatonic accordion


7 comments:

CrimsonKing said...
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Jon said...

Just FYI the Dervish write-up doesn't match the posting but being a huge Dervish fan I can only hope the cassette mentioned in the write-up is forthcoming. Alambic looks interesting also but then again just about everything on your marvelous site does. Truly a treasure to behold! Thanks for being here and all the hard work.
Jon

CrimsonKing said...

Ops!
Thanks Jon for your observation.
A copy/paste error!
Corrected now :)
...and search for the Dervish album in my blog. This first album already was posted.

Anonymous said...

Merci bien!

nacruof said...

Thanks a lot for spending time to share those excellent albums.
merci!

CrimsonKing said...

NEW LINK:

Tournée Générale


Password: folkyourself.blogspot.com
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wago said...

Thank you so much for this album... It's really extraordinarily good, one of the best french trad/folk records I've ever heard, and I've been listening to quite a lot of them recently! I see that information about this band is pretty difficult to find: do you have any, apart from the ones from their now-gone website (still accessible through the Wayback Machine)?
And do you have mp3's or cd's of their other two records? The first one, "Première Passe" seems virtually impossible to obtain.

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