fevereiro 22, 2010


terça-feira, 23 de Fevereiro, 23h00

// Trio de Chicago empenhado na desfragmentaçăo da folk, tornando cançőes abstractas em experięncias inclassificáveis. Estreiam-se agora em Lisboa, depois de terem andado em digressăo com Bonnie Prince Billy e de terem partilhado palcos com gente como Scout Niblett, Dirty Three, Nick Cave, A Hawk and a Hacksaw e Sir Richard Bishop. Difícil será imaginar uma família mais perfeita do que esta.

"Pillars and Tongues is a trio based in Chicago, IL, whose musical pursuits seem to defy genre categorization. The ongoing result of these pursuits has been called, variously, "holy" and "sexy" and it may well be the tension between these two concepts which lights the fire under (over?) Pillars and Tongues. Think on those things which are so beautiful they become obscene. Speaking literally, the trio makes extended use of the human voice, violin, double bass, drums, bells and organs. The music is perhaps distinctly American in both its affair with American forms and its refusal to adhere to them at all. In the past two years, the group has released a handful of limited recordings on several American boutique labels, as well as a more extensive release with Chicago's Contraphonic label. Additionally, their unique style has been tapped via: a stint supporting Bonnie 'Prince' Billy throughout Canada and the west coast; prominent participation in the last two records by Joan of Arc; and a variety of performances with the likes of The Cairo Gang, Dirty Three, Daniel Higgs, Sir Richard Bishop, and many others." // "After listening through Pillars and Tongues' Protection, the listener may be left with the feeling of having attended a new style, post-religion Mass with liturgical forms composed by Tom Waits, John Fahey and Arvo Part. Old rituals are transformed and making art replaces the act of prayer. The investment of time is essential in creating the atmosphere/effect produced by this music. Pillars And Tongues are acutely aware of how time affects perception." - John Dworkin, All About Jazz


// Os Pillars and Tongues trazem com eles este quarteto de Nantes para apresentar na primeira parte. My Name is Nobody é um projecto de Vincent Dupas, explorador assumido de paisagens norte-americanas, e que traz no currículo concertos ao lado de Herman Dune, Explosions in the Sky, Yann Tiersen ou Matt Elliot.

"From the city of Nantes, in the Bretagne region of France, comes the distinct and intelligent warble of Vincent Dupas who plays as My Name Is Nobody since 2003. Immediately reflective of formative years spent discovering American folk music and indie rock, Dupas' songs carry rich subtextural elements, deep enough to be explored with vigor -- his lyrics, reflections on culture and politics and the personal adventure of being human, are colorful, beautiful, and often fascinating contortions of the English language. Dupas' self-awareness and humor are matched only by his sincerity.In the past year, he has released 3 albums with Collectif Effervescence, and has performed over 150 concerts in the past 3 years, touring extensively throughout the USA, France, Italy, Spain and Benelux and a variety of performances with the likes of Pillars and Tongues, Matt Elliot, Yann Tiersen, Explosions in the Sky, Thomas Dybhal, Herman Dune, Chad Van Hagem and Dark Dark Dark. His third full-lengh album called "The Mentor" was produced at Studio Cocoon in Rennes during August, 2008 by Bruno Green (Joey Convertino, Howe Gelb…). Dupas decided to compose the whole album with The Desert Foxes a great backing band that shares stage with him for the last couple of years. He also invited Vassili Caillosse (pedal steel, steel guitar, dobro...) from Santa Cruz and Jérôme Lorichon (trumpet, percussion) from Berg Sans Nipple to play on the record. Bruno Green flew back to Lennoxville, Canada, to mix the tracks at his Silent Master, and the result is an eclectic and electric record in which Dupas' songwriting is magnified by the arrangement of his fellow musicians. In February 2010, they are releasing a 7" recorded in a few magical takes last Septemebr in Chicago as a souvenir from their major tour in the US where they had been invited by the American trio Pillars & Tongues."


Terça-feira, 23 de Fevereiro: My Name is Nobody [ao vivo, 23h00] + Pillars and Tongues [ao vivo, 23h45] + Pedro Beça [dj set]