Favorite Recordings proudly presents Deux, second album of French Jazz-Funk quartet Aldorande. In this new chapter, the four explorers pursue their interstellar trip on the Aldorande planet, deploying their ever deeper love for the 70's Jazz-Funk & Fusion scene. Extending their first visions of this new world, the bigger-than-life arrangements of this second album reflect again their high attention to dramatic narrative schemes, breezy Brazilian vibes, tempestuous funky grooves and strong cosmic melodies from outer space. Classic and contemporary at the same time, Deux is built for the like-minded souls still looking for the perfect beat.
Twisting time and space but never forcing the groove, the band dives more profoundly into the Cortex influence of their compositions, with intense female back vocals fitting perfectly into their cinematographic vision. Like a cry in space, could these esoteric incantations be heard by Aldorande's divinities? Or will they be more impressed by the super-tight rhythm section with its bangin' basslines or an irresistible blend of drums and percussion? In the end, they probably would have to surrender after hearing the infinite echoes of the synthesizers and horns reflecting in the atmosphere. Deep and thoughtful, the travel has only begun but it seems that so much has already been experienced. Breaking the code, they opened the gates to a rebirth. One that could be only accomplished by finding the “Pierre des Mondes”, deeply buried somewhere on Aldorande - the only key to solve the riddle of the groove. Mission accepted.
You'll find in Aldorande some of the best French jazzmen including bandleader and founder Virgile Raffaëlli on bass (Setenta & Joe Bataan, Camarão Orkestra), Florian Pellissier on keys (Iggy Pop, Setenta, Cotonete & Di Melo, …), Mathieu Edouard on drums (Chassol, De La Soul) and Erwan Loeffel on percussion (Camarão Orkestra, 10LEC6). On this album, they took the initiative to invite two guests on some tracks: AOR singer Al Sunny and killer guitarist Laurent Guillet (Le Soldat Rose, Setenta).
released November 19, 2021
Mathieu Edouard - drums
Erwan Loeffel - atabaques, timbales, octobans, cuica, claves, triangles, karignan, bells, woodblocks, shakers, caxixis, shekere, tambourine, cowbells
Virgile Raffaëlli - bass, Mellotron on "Arcane 17"
Florian Pellissier - Fender Rhodes, E7 Hohner Clavinet, Yamaha CP-70B, Fazioli Grand Piano, Moog Minimoog, Sequential Prophet 6, ARP Solina String Ensemble
Laurent Guillet - guitars on "Vortex des Possibles" & "Prometheus Asylum"
Paul Bouclier - trumpet
Benoit Giffard - trombone
Frank Chatona - tenor sax
Akemi Fujimori - back vocals
Cléo Pénet - back vocals
Lea Moreau - back vocals
Al Sunny - lead & back vocals on "La Promesse au Soleil"
All compositions by V. Raffaëlli, F. Pellissier, M. Edouard, E. Loeffel
All lyrics except "La Promesse Au Soleil" by F. Pellissier & A. Tricard
Horns compositions & arrangements by F. Pellissier & F. Chatona
Vocal compositions & arrangements by F. Pellissier & F. Chatona except "La Promesse Au Soleil" by F. Pellissier, F. Chatona & Pascal Rioux
Vocal & Horns recorded by Viktor Grouarier & Pierre Dachery at Prado Studio (Paris - FR)
Recorded & Mixed by Jordan Kouby at Question de Son Studio (Paris - FR)
Mastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery (London - UK)
Published by Favorite Recordings www.favoriterec.com
Manufactured & Distributed by The Pusher Distribution www.thepusher.fr
A&R and Executive Producer: Pascal Rioux @ Favorite Recordings
Artwork by Virgile Raffaëlli
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