Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lyre le Temps


Unfortunately, the obscurity of great foreign bands is still something that the internet has trouble with. In a world where you can receive information on almost any subject imaginable (including those purely imaginary), it's often shocking to find out that much of the solid facts are completely absent. Save for those who speak the language, in this case French, and may be one with the web culture, knowledgeable of the extensive resources out there that are unbeknownst to singular linguists such as myself; we may never really know all there is to find out about them. What I do know, I have copied from their Last.fm page biography, surely written by a fan. 

"Lyre Le Temps, is first the dream of three music lovers: travel through the twentieth century. Although each actor wears a different color music, they share the same interest for the major genres that have influenced the twentieth century - especially jazz. And the singer pianist Ry’m, which highlights this aspect by his talent for improvisation: all voice and piano present on different tracks were recorded in one take, and nothing was written in advance. Then a first fusion takes place with Amorphous, DJ, rapper and hip hop instrumentalist, who plunges his collection of old vinyl records to create instrumental hues old. Finally, II contributes to the electronic mail to all, whether in the construction and evolution of different titles, in the effects and mastering general, or in electronic batteries."

What I can tell you, however, is that Lyre le Temps is very similar to another one of my favorite bands: Caravan Palace. Blending swing jazz and the modern electro scene, Lyre le Temps is a unique subsidiary of a growing library I like to call Electroswing.

8 comments:

  1. on the picture it's pony pony run run, not lyre le temps !

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  2. they're in concert on 9th june in paris ! (la machine du moulin rouge) ! it's going to be an amazing night..

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  3. Really? Another example of just what I was talking about. The picture came right out of their Last.fm page =(

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  4. always interesting! :) great post.

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  5. Yeah, it's usually pretty hard to find stuff on foreign bands without looking at foreign sites. I have always hated that.

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  6. Blending swing jazz and the modern electro scene?
    Sounds interesting

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  7. I personally like to seek out obscure sounds from obscure bands... it's hard to find the good ones.

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