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TITLE
Dring
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CD

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GPM 035CD GPM 035CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/24/2011

This is the fourth album by Nôze, the Parisian duo of Nicolas Sfintescu (aka DJ Freak), founding member of Circus Company and Ezechiel Pailhès. Since the release of their 2008 album Songs On The Rocks, the duo have developed like good wine, full of maturity and sophistication, asserting their character in a renewed fashion, with more depth and subtlety. Make no mistake about it, Nôze are still Nôze, they have simply swapped their colorful electro-cosmopolite entertainer costumes for the no less flattering attire of velvety pleasures and joyous melancholy and a re-emergence of their first love -- improvised music. The fellas have quieted down a bit after two crazy years touring the world, and deliver a brilliant, multi-headed album. Dring was born from multiple encounters and collaborations, disrupting the duet's recording routine: if the "Nôze sound" is resolutely turned towards instrumental music, this time the pair gave their friends complete freedom, as title after title, recording session after recording session, Nôze gradually became more of a "real" group with shifting and porous boundaries -- a spontaneous process, which progressively became this album's backbone, also an opportunity to express their gratitude to the worlds of jazz and improvised music and highlight the talent of their faithful collaborators: Thibaut Frisoni (guitar), Alexandre Authelain (sax and clarinet), Matthias Mahler (trombone) and Emiliano Turi (drums). Nôze now travels along the edge of house music, playfully making light of its codes, and more broadly making light of the codes of all festive musical genres that cross their path (cumbia, klezmer, reggae) and especially their own musical vocabulary: reviving the jazzy and experimental ardor of the early days, now sustained by the demands and maturity of accomplished musicians and performers that made their success and fame. With this album, Nôze offer themselves at their very quintessential best, where technical and musical virtuosity constantly share the limelight with the light-hearted but profound expression of joy, celebration and melancholy. Featuring contributing artists Riva Starr, Wareika and dOP.