Tribute To The Sun
Cadenza presents the second official studio album by Swiss-Chilean DJ/producer and Cadenza label-head Lucien Nicolet (aka Luciano, Lucien-N-Luciano), plus a 52-minute DVD documentary film chronicling the artist's South American tour. Since his first record Blind Behaviour in 2004, Luciano has earned his place among electronic dance music's most celebrated names. He's racked up singles for the likes of Mental Groove, Perlon, Desolat and of course, Cadenza, he's remixed everyone from M83 to Salif Keita, his mix CDs have showcased minimal house and techno at their most sensual, supple and jubilant, and his DJ sets have become the stuff of legend. At long last, with Tribute To The Sun, Luciano delivers one of the definitive highlights of his career. Not merely a "dance" or "electronic" record, Tribute incorporates musical styles from around the globe with Luciano's inimitable rhythmic sensibility. It draws upon Luciano's extensive experience as a mover of bodies and a reader of minds. Many of its grooves form an integral part of Luciano's DJ sets, having been road-tested and continually refined. Tribute To The Sun is, above all, a highly personal portrait of the artist. Informed by the ups and downs of the artist's life, its moods run from the heavenly grace of "Celestial" to the outright madness of "Metodisma" in a diverse mix of world and techno beats. Four years in the making, the album finds Luciano collaborating with a cast of musicians, including Martina Topley-Bird, known for her haunting contributions to Tricky's early classics, as well as for her solo career and collaborations; Senegal's Ali Boulo Santo, heir to a long line of griots and nephew of the legendary "King of the Kora," Soundioulou Cissoko, Switzerland's Bruno Bieri, the inventor of the Hang, a kind of steel drum with a sound like a mountain stream; and Israeli percussionist Omri Hason. Underscoring the significance of the album, Tribute To The Sun will be released as a special CD/DVD package. On the DVD, Swiss director Raphaela Sibilla documents Luciano's last South American tour in a 52-minute film called La Ruta Del Sol - Luciano's Diary, which follows him for three weeks through Lima, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and of course, Santiago de Chile, the city so crucial to Luciano's musical origins. On stage, behind the decks, and on the road, this intimate portrait of the artist makes the perfect complement to an album that's as much a personal as a musical milestone. Format: NTSC DVD; Language: VOST (English/French/Spanish); Subtitles: English; Running Time: 52 minutes.