Labelle

Syncretic music.
Electronic & Maloya.

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01Apr'22
Ennéade with Vanessa Wagner

Premiere of the new creation of Labelle. 'Ennéade' concerto for piano, orchestra, electronic and maloya, with the pianist Vanessa Wagner.

TEAT Champ Fleuri
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19May'22
ÉCLAT

String quartet and Electronic.

Labelle with the Metavers String Quartet et Rungis.

Théâtre de Rungis
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LABELLE

Maloya electronics of Labelle lives at first as an experience, an accelerator of imagination. Either sung or either declaimed, in the tradition of fonnkèrs from Réunion Island, rhythmical, electronic or more experimental, he is constantly surprising by his capacity to pull atmospheres and by the introspection which he generates.

Resolutely syncretic, the universe of Labelle unites maloya (from Reunion traditional music) and electronics, colored with Indian and African touches, to give birth to a new shape flirting with the universality. On stage, Labelle lives in its music and invites the public in the meditative depth, in the dance, even in the trance.

« Entre émotions vives et distorsions nerveuses, échos de la vieille Europe et mémoire d’Afrique, comme irisé par la lumière d’une aurore australe »
4 clés ƒƒƒƒ (Éclat)
Télérama
«...a deconstructed selection of string quartet works reframing classical melody through Maloya rhythms and contemporary electronics »
The Guardian
« On Éclat Labelle pushes the creolisation of styles one step further into actually largely unknown territory, which nevertheless feels amazingly close and ultimately comprehensible »
Groove
« The complimentary energies between the staccato synths and poignant strings remind me of Jon Hassell's electroacoustic Fourth World style, while Plimmer's atmospherics add an experimental, almost jazzy touch »
Resident Advisor
Labelle défie la pesanteur et dessine les contours du futur de la musique de l'océan Indien.
Album of the month. (Orchestre univers)
Trax Magazine
Cordes, clarinette, flûtes et percussions conversent ou se fondent avec les boucles, nappes, brumes et orages dessinés par Labelle.
Le Monde
« C’est comme si le producteur avait séquencé l’ADN du maloya et replanté ses racines dans un rêve sensible et mystérieux »
4 clés ƒƒƒƒ (univers-île)
Télérama
"Labelle is clearly a very talented musician, composer and producer. His synthesis of modal harmonies and tribal rhythms is very reminiscent of the ‘Fourth World’ created by the venerable Jon Hassell"
Monolith Cocktail