OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE & FRIENDS

Avant-Punk / Psychedelic-Noise

France

BIO

Not quite a collective nor a conventional music group, Oiseaux-Tempête is more like the radioactive nucleus of an atom whose electron cloud is in constant mutation. At the center of this project, which blurs lines and genres, the duo turned trio of multi-instrumentalists Frédéric D. Oberland, Stéphane Pigneul and Mondkopf have been building dialogues between their own reality, their vocabulary, and those of fellow travelers met all around the surface of the world. From their Mediterranean trilogy (S/T, ÜTOPIYA?, AL-’AN!) to their forray into Canada with the explosive From Somewhere Invisible, deeply instinctive albums shrouded in mystery take shape, in parallel with feverish and incendiary live performances, punk in their urgency to tell the world by blasting the boundaries of space and time.

After having signed the soundtrack of the bewitching Tunisian film Tlamess (Sortilège) by Ala Eddine Slim in 2020, Oiseaux-Tempête immerses us with WHAT ON EARTH (Que Diable) in a collapsed future. A psychedelic/psychological roadmap, the album gathers around Frédéric D. Oberland, Stéphane Pigneul, Mondkopf and Jean-Michel Pirès (Bruit Noir), the voices of Ben Shemie (SUUNS), G.W.Sok, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart) or the electric strings of Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion). If the planetary reality of 2022 looks like a bad spin-off of a pre/post-apocalyptic series, this new record invites us to another kind of anticipative present where the only weapons are poems chanted against the wind. Ben Shemie opens the projection on Black Elephant and sets the tone for this magnetic dance. With his modulated and processed voice, he spews his spoken word into a robotic and sensual monster on a modular synth loop slashed by heart beats and bursts of electricity, between futuristic hip-hop and a bad-ass addictive ritornello. A fitting introduction to the sensory deluge which follows and will have you spellbound, lost in landscapes both radically urban and deserted. Drum machines, analog synths, percussions, guitars, mellotron, flute, saxophone, vocals, rhodes, piano, violin and electric buzuk come to life in a sort of disaster aesthetic, pushing back the walls of the decor, against the current of any calibrated music.

From the mammoth riffs of Partout Le Feu, progressively thickened by explosive sound textures and sirens ringing the alarm, we levitate on Terminal Velocity, a minimalist interlude with a crepuscular feel that is jostled by the hypnotic pulsations of Voodoo Spinning and then the call of the dungeon The Crying Eye – I Forget, an electro mystical trance that deploys its philters in a troubled moat haunted by the psalmodies of Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. The tempo speeds up in A Man Alone in a One Man Poem, a meeting of body and mind, of mechanical energy and burning breath where the spoken word of G.W.Sok sneaks in, before the pastoral crossing of Waldgänger and its forest of electronic chimeras. We dance naked under the comet, ridden by the whirlwind of piano and bass snaking over a drone before reaching the peak of this prophetic vision in Dôme, recorded live acoustic in Oscar Niemeyer’s abandoned architectural complex in Lebanon. The echo of a last discharge before the collapse.

Oiseaux-Tempête unveils a new facet of its mythology through a dense work that carries darkness towards the light of day, that rumbles, calms down and warms up again. Like the silhouette of a lighthouse that reveals itself as its torch rises and shines, the powerful beauty of WHAT ON EARTH radiates into an expanding musical cosmos.

DISCOGRAPHY

2022 : WHAT ON EARTH (Que Diable) – album (Sub Rosa & NAHAL Recordings)
2019 : From Somewhere Invisible – album (Sub Rosa)
2018 : TARAB – album (Sub Rosa)
2017 : AL-‘AN ! – album (Sub Rosa)
2016 : Unworks & Rarities — album (Sub Rosa)
2015 : ÜTOPIYA ? – album (Sub Rosa)
2014 : Re-Works – album (Sub Rosa)
2013 : Oiseaux-Tempête – album (Sub Rosa)

DATES

Oiseaux-Tempête tour dates

Upcoming

Past

03/112022
L'AERONEF→ LILLE
05/112022
FESTIVAL LES INDISCIPLINES→ LORIENT
17/112022
LA STATION→ Paris
18/112022
LA CARENE→ BREST
19/112022
ANTIPODE→ RENNES
23/112022
L'AUTRE CANAL→ NANCY
24/112022
CAFE CHARBON→ Nevers
25/112022
LES ABATTOIRS→ COGNAC
26/112022
PALOMA→ NIMES
07/122022
LE TETRIS→ LE HAVRE
08/122022
LE TEMPS MACHINE→ JOUÉ-LES-TOURS
09/122022
CCM JOHN LENNON→ LIMOGES
10/122022
CHABADA→ ANGERS
14/042023
L'ATABAL→ BIARRITZ
15/042023
Krakatoa→ Mérignac
02/072022
FUSION FESTIVAL→ Lärz
11/122021
KulturA. (tbc)→ Liège
17/092021
LES SUBSISTANCES→ LYON
17/072021
Valkhof Festival→ Nijmegen
26/112020
Le Nadir→ Bourges
20/022020
PETIT BAIN→ PARIS
06/022020
KUBE→ Clermont-Ferrand
12/122019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Les Trinitaires/ Musique Volante/ BAM-METZ CEDEX 1 (57)
28/112019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /JACK JACK / MJC BRON-BRON (69)
07/112019
L'ENTREPÔT→ Arlon
06/112019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /MAGASIN 4-Bruxelles (10)
03/112019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Les Caves du manoir-Martigny - Suisse (19)
02/112019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Le Brise Glace-Annecy (74)
01/112019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /SOY FESTIVAL -nantes (44)
31/102019
LE GRAND MIX→ Tourcoing
29/102019
LE TEMPS MACHINE→ JOUÉ-LES-TOURS
13/042019
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Institut Francais de Tunisie-Tunis
08/122018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Les Caves du manoir-Martigny - Suisse (19)
07/122018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /EBULLITION-Bulle (16)
06/122018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /L'ANTONNOIR-Besancon (25)
27/102018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Le Brass-Forest (11)
26/102018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Le Vecteur -Charleroi
25/102018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LA SOURCE-Fontaine (38)
20/102018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LA GARE COUSTELLET / FESTIVAL GARE AUX OREILLES-MAUBEC (84)
05/102018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /4 Ecluses-Dunkerque cedex1 (5) / 4 Ecluses
04/102018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Centre Musical Fleury Goutte d'Or - Barbara-Paris (75)
26/052018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /IN UTERO-Mechelen (2) / Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
03/022018
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Le Temps Machine-JOUÉ LÈS TOURS Cedex (37)
15/122017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /CENTRE CULTUREL PAUL BAILLART // FEST. LES PRIMEURS DE MASSY-Massy (91)
09/112017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LE GUESS WHO-Utrecht (35)
28/102017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Centre Musical Fleury Goutte d'Or - Barbara-Paris (75)
19/102017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /ASTROLABE-ORLEANS (45)
18/102017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Le Fuzz Yon-La roche sur Yon cedex (85)
22/092017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LE KALIF-ROUEN (76)
08/092017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Ass. REGARTS / ELECTRO ALTERNATIV-Toulouse (31)
09/062017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Festival Cote Court-Pantin (93)
02/062017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /ATELIER 210-Bruxelles
24/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LE FIL-Saint-Etienne (42)
20/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /JOKER PUB-Angers (49)
19/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /6 par 4 / Les 3 Elephants-Laval (53)
12/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /MARCHE GARE-LYON (69)
11/052017
Oiseaux-tempete & guests /TRABENDO-PARIS (75)
10/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /L'AUTRE CANAL-NANCY (54)
05/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Les Hivernautes / NovoMax-QUIMPER (29)
03/052017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Festival les Aralunaires-Arlon
28/042017
Oiseaux-tempete & guests /Pzzle Festival -Lille (59)
27/042017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LA LUNE DES PIRATES-AMIENS (80)
28/012017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LE FLORIDA-Agen / Le Florida
27/012017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Asso Sac de Billes / Cafe Boissec-Larbey (40)
13/012017
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Centre Musical Fleury Goutte d'Or - Barbara- / FGO
02/122016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Bars en Trans-RENNES (35)
30/062016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Fusion Festival-Lärz (17)
21/062016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /GRAND CAFE-POITIERS (86)
16/042016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Pub ADK-Roissy-en-Brie (77)
15/042016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /L'ART... SCENE / LA FOURMI-LIMOGES (87)
14/042016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LE PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES-Bourges (18)
13/042016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Badaboum-paris (75)
08/042016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /EUROCKEENNES DE BELFORT / GENERIQ / IMPETUS-CRAVANCHE (90)
30/012016
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Noumatrouff-Mulhouse cedex (68)
07/112015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /BOTANIQUE / LES NUITS-Bruxelles (12)
17/102015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Emmetrop / Le Nadir-Bourges cedex (18)
03/102015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Collectif ADM-Pau (64)
02/102015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /La Souche Rock / FestiLASAI / Baionan Bar fest-Bayonne
22/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /I.BOAT-BORDEAUX (33)
22/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /I.BOAT-BORDEAUX (33)
21/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /NOISER ASSO-Toulouse (31)
20/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /The Black Sheep-Montpellier (34)
19/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /AKWABA THEATRE-CHATEAUNEUF-DE-GADAGNE (84)
18/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /MJC Picaud-Cannes (06)
17/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /LA BOBINE-GRENOBLE (38)
16/092015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /KALVINGRAD / Le REZ-Genève (12)
24/062015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /Le PETIT BAIN -Paris (75) / Petit Bain
13/062015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /ASSO. MONOLITHE-NANCY
13/062015
OISEAUX TEMPETE /ASSO. MONOLITHE-NANCY