Expo Botanica
Expo Botanica

Cosmic Analog Ensemble

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Expo Botanica

Groove Funk, Soul, Disco

Sale price €16,67

In stock
Release LP

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Derrière Cosmic Analog Ensemble se trouve le multi-instrumentiste libanais Charif Megarbane, artiste unique en son genre qui écrit, interprète et produit toutes ses musiques. Ancré dans une philosophie DIY, Megarbane a créé un style inimitable de musique instrumentale qui navigue entre bandes originales et library music des années 1960/1970, afrobeat, musique psychédélique moyen-orientale et breakbeats hip-hop. En un peu plus d'une décennie, Megarbane a sorti plus de 100 albums, offrant un journal intime musical de ses sessions d'enregistrement nocturnes à Beyrouth, Nairobi, Paris, Londres ou Lisbonne - les différentes villes dans lesquelles il a vécu. Utilisant de multiples autres pseudonymes tels que Trans-Mara Express, Tapeman No.1, Free Association Syndicate et Monumental Detail, la vaste discographie de Megarbane est disponible sur son propre label indépendant et plateforme numérique Hisstology Records, véritable fenêtre sur son univers musical, dans lequel il joue (presque) tous les rôles.

Depuis 2009, Megarbane a sorti 31 albums sous le nom de Cosmic Analog Ensemble, à travers lesquels il a développé une forme de signature sonore, à savoir une library music analogique et abstraite du 21eme siècle, imprégnée du soleil des côtes méditerranéennes. "Expo Botanica" est le nouvel album de CAE, qui sortira en vinyle via Hisstology Records le 24 juin 2022. "Expo Botanica" complète une trilogie, faisant suite aux albums déjà cultes « Une Vie Cent Détours » et « Les Sourdes Oreilles ». « Une Vie Cent Detours », a été décrit par Pitchfork comme « un tournant majeur dans les voyages musicaux de Megarbane ». "Les Sourdes Oreilles" de 2017, première sortie en vinyle de CAE, a été salué par Bandcamp comme "un rêve de digger, un tour de force de grooves contagieux et de mélodies prêtes à être samplées qui semblent rares et familières à la fois". Orné d'une peinture abstraite de Megarbane, "Expo Botanica" comprend 16 pistes instrumentales, chacune représentant un thème de la vie imaginaire d'une plante. Capturant l'insouciance d'une cour de récréation dans ses mélodies sinueuses, "Expo Botanica" pourrait facilement être la bande originale d'un film pour enfants des années 70, rappelant une époque où de tels projets pouvaient être signés par des compositeurs légendaires tels que Piero Umiliani. L'album illustre la maîtrise de Megarbane dans la confection de mélodies magnifiquement simples et accrocheuses, habillées d'arrangements ludiques. L'album repose sur deux parties: la face A crée une atmosphère paisible et pleine de fantaisie au style cinématographique d'inspiration Franco-Italienne, tandis que la face B propose des grooves avec orgues contagieux, des breaks de batterie et des mélodies pop psychédéliques qui regardent vers l'Est de la Mediterranée. Maître illusionniste sonore, Megarbane dirige ainsi son propre orchestre fictif.


Face A:
A1-Executive Summary (1:28)
A2-La Grande Bellezza (2:24)
A3-Le Cinéma Intérieur (2:35)
A4-Vol de Jour (2:22)
A5-Ohms and Watts (3:38)
A6-Version des Faits (2:16)
A7-À Bras le Cœur (3:01)
A8-Le Droit à L'Oubli (2:30)
A9-La Corde Sensible (2:16)

Face B:
B1-Holy Mackerel! (2:53)
B2-Parachute Jellyfish (2:17)
B3-The Age of the Interrobang (3:10)
B4-Unlearning to Swim (4:06)
B5-Ever So Slightly (3:50)
B6-Public Transit Limited (3:00)
B7-Mare Nostrum (4:03)

LabelHisstology Records

Cosmic Analog Ensemble