Skycrapers & Deities

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, October 20, 2013 Under ,
Kouyaté without Neerman is Lansiné Kouyaté. A Parisian griot, a balafon virtuoso from the region of Kangaba in Mali, a child born among musicians, an early musical prodigy who learned the ropes with the National Orchestra of Mali before playing with the stars of world music (Salif Keita, Mory Kanté, Omar Sosa, Cheick Tidiane Seck.). Neerman without Kouyaté is David Neerman. A French musician who expanded on his training (classical percussion and the piano) by choosing an instrument that is both keyboard and percussion, the vibraphone, who meandered through various eclectic projects (jazz, world, electro, noise, with Youn Sun Nah, Anthony Joseph, Alice Lewis, Krystle Warren.), as long as they smelled of adventure. With Kangaba, their first album (recorded with a rythm section), released in the summer of 2008 they created a glorious future for themselves. Well received by critics, the record gave the opportunity to the duet to tour alot and as such, to strengthen their performance, provide more substance to their music and discover new energies. Skyscrapers & Deities, their second album recorded last fall in an analog studio in the Parisian suburbs, is the result of this evolution. Lansiné still plays like he's stirring up tropical rains on water lilies and David has still plugged (or even more) his vibraphone on bizarre pedal effects (distortions, wah-wah). The duo is backed up by a new rhythm section, that accompanied them on tour : Antoine Simoni on the double bass and David Aknin on the drums, two musicians open to the rythms of rock and hip-hop. The name of the album, Skyscrapers and Deities comes from the spoken-word lyrics of special guest and only voice on the album Anthony Joseph on the track 'Haiti'. The other guest on the album is the legendary kora player Ballaké Sissoko, long time friend of Lansiné, since the days of the National Orchestra of Mali. Skyscapers inspire modernity, altitude and a panoramic point of view. Deities inspire ancestral magic, spirits, be they from the forest or the clouds. The album floats in between all these things, between the horizon and vertigo, technology and spiritualism.

1. Kalo Dié
Written-By – Antoine Simoni, David Aknin, David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
2. Requiem Pour Un Con
Written-By – Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg
3. Dietou
Featuring – Ballaké Sissoko
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
4. Le Commissariat
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
5. Toumbéré
Written-By – David Neerman, David Neerman
6. Phalènes
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
7. Haiti
Vocals – Anthony Joseph
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
8. Un Soleil Noir Sur Le Déclin
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
9. Hawagis
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté
10. Djely
Written-By – David Neerman, Lansiné Kouyaté

Bass, Synth [Bass Synth] – Antoine Simoni
Drums – David Aknin
Synth – David Neerman
Xylophone [Balafon] – Lansiné Kouyaté

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