Oiseaux-Tempête

Oiseaux Tempete

with Frédéric D. Oberland & Stéphane Pigneul, Mondkopf, G.W.Sok (The Ex), Jean-Michel Pirès (Bruit Noir)

Created in 2012, OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE [wazo-tɑ̃ .pɛːt] – (Storm Petrels) is a constantly evolving collective that, embracing the freedom of improvisation, transcends borders and cultures, straddling the intersection where amplified music ( post / kraut / free-rock, jazz-punk, avant-garde, experimental electronics) collides and finds common ground – a refuge.

The fourth studio album and seventh release on the Belgian avant-garde label Sub Rosa, ‘From Somewhere Invisible’ (2019) embraces the new. Leaving aside for a while the logbooks of long journeys and the field recordings of the previous albums, the music of OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE (Frédéric D. Oberland, Stephane Pigneul, Mondkopf, Mitch Pirès (Bruit noir), Jessica Moss (A Silver Mount Zion) and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart)) unfolds as a twilight and prophetic orchestra around G.W. Sok’s (The Ex) punctuated voice. The poems of Mahmoud Darwish, Ghayath Almadhoun and Yu Jian question the modern man and his double, the strange and foreign, the fragmented real, the violence, society and its mirror. The eyes we hide behind, the ones we should open. These intimate compasses which can make us rise together in the midst of shrouded ruins; there is always a black raven to defy the horizon.