Art Rock Show – OisoLün (Week 50)

Oiapok is een Franse rockband uit Straatsburg. Zelf zeggen ze over hun muziek: “Onze composities zijn geïnspireerd door future jazz, progressieve rock, tropische funk, folk, repetitieve en Afro-Braziliaanse muziek.”

Progressive Rock review: “The band is made up of Etienne Agard, on trombone; Jacopo Costa, on vibraphone, marimba, and percussion; Bertrand Eber, on trumpet; Stéphane Galeski, on guitars; Guillaume Gravelin, on harp; Mélanie Gerber, on lead vocals; Matthieu Lenorman, on drums; and Pierre Wawrzyniak, on bass.

I get a feeling of 1960s Brazilian jazz, similar to the free flow sound and breezy feeling, of songs like, “The Girl from Ipanema”: whose lead singer Astrud Gilberto, we unfortunately lost to time, so recently. This album of music is much more delicate and with distinct melodies, and for me, more enriching than Zappa’s music.

The band defines OisoLün, as “a chimera, an exotic bird, the last representative of its species, flying over an environmentally ravaged world”. The album is a humanist, ecological and committed manifesto, sung mostly in French.

Mélanie Gerber, does have a unique sound on lead vocals, with a nod to Lisa Gerrard, Astrud Gilberto and Björk. The music is very colorful, reminding me a few times, of the first album I reviewed this year, Solstice’s Light Up. (…)

Put on your headphones and take a journey with Oiapok, into our world today, full of the epic music of appreciation for all that we have been gifted to enjoy. As they say in the closer, “people can’t eat money now”. We need to set our priorities. This band definitely has their priorities in the right order. Thank you Oiapok for the reminder and the wonderful break from the changing world around us.”

Naast Oiapok (OisoLün), La théorie des cordes (4U9525), Amoeba Split (Dance of the Goodbyes), Returned To The Earth (Erebus), Siiilk (Endless Mystery), Aisles (Hawaii) & Daal (Daecade).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00

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