Electric Vocuhila will unveil their new album “Kiteky” on its release on October 21, 2022 on Another Record / Capsul Records / L’Autre Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at Le Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris).
Electric Vocuhila are :
– Maxime Bobo: saxophone alto and composition
– Arthur Delaleu: electric guitar
– François Rosenfeld: electric and acoustic bass
– Etienne Ziemniak: drums
For the past ten years, Electric Vocuhila has been developing a singular, powerful and voluble music, inspired by various contemporary African urban or ceremonial musics, combined with an orchestration and a relationship to improvisation rooted in (free) jazz, and a search for saturation of the sound coming from rock.
This 4th album is dedicated to the tsapiky musicians met during a tour in Madagascar, just before the recording. The band was deeply marked by this trip, the concerts and the time spent with the Malagasy musicians.
The song “Kiteky“, which gives its name to the album and whose first video was released in 2021, has become a hit in Tuléar (Toliara, the cradle of tsapiky), covered by many tsapiky groups in « bal-poussière » ceremonies.
This new version of Kiteky as well as the songs Kidola Dola (named by singers from Tulear), Swift and Arthur Never Sleeps have been reworked after the tour in Madagascar by assimilating modern tsapiky sounds and rhythms.
Steeped in trance and celebration music, this new record also offers some quieter, more written pieces (duet and trio with acoustic bass and no drums on Toliara and Kasaï Charm), electronic sounds on Kin, and an exploration of rhythms inspired by East African music (Swift, 445), Congolese tradi-modern music (445), and music from southeastern Madagascar (Mangaliba), sometimes layering or juxtaposing them.