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ARTIST
TITLE
C'est La Dernière Chanson
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KLP 210CD KLP 210CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/3/2009

"Tori Kudo, the conductor and band leader of Maher Shalal Hash Baz, fuses stray elements of pop, folk, jazz and experimental music into pieces of candid musical gestures. C'est La Dernière Chanson is a double album of songs composed by Kudo between 2005-2007. For the recordings, Kudo assembled nine musicians from Japan and bunkered down for six days in St. Pierre-Eglise, France. Bassoon, guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, glass percussion, organ, rocks and sticks are expanded by a sophisticated counter-repetition technique into an extensive tonal range of colors; the effect is at turns serene, dissonant, enchanting, crisp, spacious and maddeningly catchy. The future of music on Planet Earth. Listen closely, please."