Dur et Doux

This is the third release by this group from Lyon, France, part of the very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records.
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song oriented, while definitely not being wimpy in any way.
Great melodies, great playing from all four musicians and surprisingly good vocals from a band with a slant towards the zaniness that only the...

This is the third release by this group from Lyon, France, part of the very vibrant and exciting French scene that is currently churning out amazing bands and records.
Chromb! are a little less noisy than some of the other bands in this scene (Ni, Poil) and a little more melodically oriented/song oriented, while definitely not being wimpy in any way.
Great melodies, great playing from all four musicians and surprisingly good vocals from a band with a slant towards the zaniness that only the...

First release by this unique French quartet, consisting of
Camille Durieux – synthesizers, rhodes, piano, backing vocals
Guillaume Gestin – drums, backing vocals
Lucas Hercberg – bass, dictaphone, fx pedals, backing vocals
Antoin

Unlike their still very good first one, which was a bit more 'electronica jazz', this new one is a bit crazier and definitely funnier, with a slant more towards the zaniness that only the French seem to do, both historically (Etron Fou) and to this day...

Here’s what YOU need to know: Le Grand Sbam is the latest from the amazing Lyon, France scene, and features two classically trained female vocalists + the great trio POIL + a vibraphonist/percussionist. Bang. Done!

Grand Sbam is a collective of creation, research and musical experimentation that defends living music in all its richness, complexity and universality. It brings together professional musicians from multiple and complementary traditions and practices (learned and popular, current and..

Here’s what YOU need to know: Le Grand Sbam is the latest from the amazing Lyon, France scene, and features two classically trained female vocalists + the great trio POIL + a vibraphonist/percussionist. Bang. Done!

Grand Sbam is a collective of creation, research and musical experimentation that defends living music in all its richness, complexity and universality. It brings together professional musicians from multiple and complementary traditions and practices (learned and popular, current and..

JUST under 30’ of music on this split release between the Columbian band MULA and the French band POIL. Each band gets about 13-ish minutes.

MULA side
santiago botero: bass and lead vocals
maria 'mange' valencia: alto sax and backing vocals
juan ignacio arbaiza: tenor sax and backing vocals
pablo muñoz: baritone sax and backing vocals
kike mendoza: electric guitar and backing vocals
diego herrera: laptop and backing vocals
camilo bartelsman: drums and backing voc

Anthony Béard : guitar
Nicolas Bernollin : drums
Benoit Lecomte : bass
François Mignot : guitar

“The math-prog masters are at it again with Pantophobie! Expect to be flabbergasted!”-Can This Even Be Called Music

“Ni is a four-headed monster. The big bad Ni has left the linear roads of the French department of Ain, in order to live in a complex world paced by electrical sounds and varying poly rhythms. In its temple, shouts of the quartet make the windows crack, a stunning...

Antoine Arnera - Keyboard, vocals
Boris Cassone - Bass, vocals
Guilhem Meier - Drums, vocals
Anthony Béard - Guitar, vocals
François Mignot - Guitar, vocals
Benoit Lecomte - Bass, vocals
Jean Joly - Drums

What happens when you take two of France's great young bands and you smoosh them together? You get greatness smooshily intensified! Wild, fun and original; don't let anyone tell you that great quirky rock music isn't being made any longer! ...

Beautiful gatefold jacket on this one!

Antoine Arnera - Keyboard, vocals
Boris Cassone - Bass, vocals
Guilhem Meier - Drums, vocals
Anthony Béard - Guitar, vocals
François Mignot - Guitar, vocals
Benoit Lecomte - Bass, vocals
Jean Joly - Drums

What happens when you take two of France's great young bands and you smoosh them together? You get greatness smooshily intensified! Wild, fun and original; don't let anyone tell you that great quirky rock music is

An excellent (and funny!) young, modern, French trio who put on a wonderful performance (even before they hit the stage!) at the RIO fest in 2013 and this is a band that fan of modern, interesting music should be aware of! Wild, entertaining, noisy and with really great, unexpected touches everywhere! Interestingly, their drummer is also in the superb French/Ethiopian band, Ukandanz. Hugely recommended.

"A Lyon-based combo POIL were formed as an experimental rock trio by the frontman Antoine...

"French trio (bass/drums/keyboards), that know no limitations and prohibitions. Impressive and delirious, the trio combines raw madness and virtuosity, they dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion."

This combines Dins O Cuol, their 1st CD, from 2011 with a previously unreleased earlier album, L'Ire Des Papes, from 2008!
Typically great and typically wacky French new music/new rock/art rock by a trio of...

Boris Cassone – keyboard, vocals
Guilhem Meier – bass, vocals
Adrian Bourget – drums, vocals

This is the fourth Poil album and the first since their collaboration with Ni as PinoiL.
While it still burns with the energy they are known for, either I have gotten a litte more used to their Wildman tactics so it isn’t the first thing I notice, or they’ve kept the musical excellence intact, but have toned things down a little bit [not too much but a little bit] in terms of the noise and..

Boris Cassone – keyboard, vocals
Guilhem Meier – bass, vocals
Adrian Bourget – drums, vocals

This is the fourth Poil album and the first since their collaboration with Ni as PinoiL.
While it still burns with the energy they are known for, either I have gotten a litte more used to their Wildman tactics so it isn’t the first thing I notice, or they’ve kept the musical excellence intact, but have toned things down a little bit [not too much but a little bit] in terms of the noise and..