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Jéricho // De Dreit Nien 2xLP

Jéricho // De Dreit Nien 2xLP

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This is a two-disc set released on the Belgian experimental label Aguirre in May 4 by the four-member folk song drone band Jéricho, who belongs to the La Novia collective in France.

Includes 4 psychedelic folk song drones with hurdy-gurdy, banjo, bagpipes, and voice.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Aguirre releases available at Tobira.

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Aguirre:

"The Jericho project is fully in line with the approach of the La Nòvia collective from which it originates, a hub for like-minded musicians reinventing regional folk repertoires, marrying traditional French song with minimalism via the use of drone. many available permutations of La Nòvia members, with the line-up including Yann Gourdon, Clément Gauthier, Jacques Puech and Antoine Cognet – you could say it's La Nòvia's flagship, or super-group. There are no dramatic stylistic shifts here, this is a story of gradual evolution within parameters that Jericho, and La Nòvia, have set for themselves. That also applies to their interpretation of individual songs, which are largely traditional.

They can build from almost nothing to reach a furious, near-hallucinatory pitch, underpinned by Gourdon and driven higher by Cognet's banjo and Gauthier and Puech's cabrettes (Auvergnat bagpipes). Gauthier and Puech also sing in unison but drift marginally in and out of time with each other, creating a natural delay effect. Many of the songs slide into each other in long sequences, adding to the sense of disorientation; the one which runs from'Revenant Des Noces' to'Trois Mariniers' takes in both eerie, keening balladry and wild dances. When Jericho hit their stride at these moments – see also, especially, the glorious'Planh De la Madalena' – they leave you feeling like you're spinning forever, encircled by whirling bodies caught up in dancing mania. "

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"L'Oreille Dauphine: An ambitious reinvention of Auvergne songs, where popular tradition mixes with a truly modern aesthetic, a mixture of contemporary folk and drone. The opportunity to discover the unfortunately declining Occitan language as well as unusual instruments such as the limousine bagpipes or the hurdy-gurdy, which by continuous and powerful "drones" ensure this continuity between ancestral heritage and avant-garde.

This album marks an astonishing symbiosis, where the joyful frenzy of a wedding song can mingle seamlessly with a hypnotic and transcendent yet profane mysticism, against a substrates of deep roots in the earth, thereby consecrating a nobility of heart. Which frankly conquered mine. "

Artist: Jéricho

Label: Aguirre

This is a two-disc set released on the Belgian experimental label Aguirre in May 4 by the four-member folk song drone band Jéricho, who belongs to the La Novia collective in France.

Includes 4 psychedelic folk song drones with hurdy-gurdy, banjo, bagpipes, and voice.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Aguirre releases available at Tobira.

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Aguirre:

"The Jericho project is fully in line with the approach of the La Nòvia collective from which it originates, a hub for like-minded musicians reinventing regional folk repertoires, marrying traditional French song with minimalism via the use of drone. many available permutations of La Nòvia members, with the line-up including Yann Gourdon, Clément Gauthier, Jacques Puech and Antoine Cognet – you could say it's La Nòvia's flagship, or super-group. There are no dramatic stylistic shifts here, this is a story of gradual evolution within parameters that Jericho, and La Nòvia, have set for themselves. That also applies to their interpretation of individual songs, which are largely traditional.

They can build from almost nothing to reach a furious, near-hallucinatory pitch, underpinned by Gourdon and driven higher by Cognet's banjo and Gauthier and Puech's cabrettes (Auvergnat bagpipes). Gauthier and Puech also sing in unison but drift marginally in and out of time with each other, creating a natural delay effect. Many of the songs slide into each other in long sequences, adding to the sense of disorientation; the one which runs from'Revenant Des Noces' to'Trois Mariniers' takes in both eerie, keening balladry and wild dances. When Jericho hit their stride at these moments – see also, especially, the glorious'Planh De la Madalena' – they leave you feeling like you're spinning forever, encircled by whirling bodies caught up in dancing mania. "

***

"L'Oreille Dauphine: An ambitious reinvention of Auvergne songs, where popular tradition mixes with a truly modern aesthetic, a mixture of contemporary folk and drone. The opportunity to discover the unfortunately declining Occitan language as well as unusual instruments such as the limousine bagpipes or the hurdy-gurdy, which by continuous and powerful "drones" ensure this continuity between ancestral heritage and avant-garde.

This album marks an astonishing symbiosis, where the joyful frenzy of a wedding song can mingle seamlessly with a hypnotic and transcendent yet profane mysticism, against a substrates of deep roots in the earth, thereby consecrating a nobility of heart. Which frankly conquered mine. "

Artist: Jéricho

Label: Aguirre