All tracks written, performed and produced by Labelle.
Additional credits for Jaojoby : Valiha by Vola After the end : mixed by Jan Siebert.
Mastering by Jan Siebert - RadicalMasters Recording Services. A&R by Alexandre Cazac.
Artwork by Kid Kreol & Boogie.
Produced by Eumolpe.Published by InFiné éditions
℗ Eumolpe © InFiné / 2018
On 'Post-Maloya', Labelle release a fascinating EP of introspective trance music. Post-Maloya EP is characterized by vivid dream-like journey through which traces a path of exploration.
Here you will find the maloya stamp, which is Reunionese traditional music, both in the rhythms and the instruments used, like the valiha. This traditional tubular harp from Madagascar is played by Vola on the track ’Jaojoby’. Vola was taught by Rajery himself, who is widely considered as master of this instrument. This track is an homage to Jaojoby, king of Salegy, a popular musician in Madagascar. The hypnotic sounds evoke distant dimensions and resonate like shamanic incantations whose aim is to gently lead us towards the trance.
As the title suggests - «Post-maloya» is the exploration of new musical processes mixed with the use of traditional maloya instrumentation. This is an appropriate name for this new opus, which is more electronic and percussive; carving an experimental path between electronic and traditional music.