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21-04-2008

- épuiséhinah029 - Templo Diez "Crowheart"

hinah029 - Templo Diez

"Crowheart"

C'est par échange de disques avec le label français Intercontinental Records que nous avons découvert le groupe Templo Diez, Intercontinental ayant sorti le premier album du groupe, "Hoboken". Trois ans plus tard, et alors que hinah était en pleine année sabbatique, Pascal Hallibert nous envoie le deuxième disque de Templo Diez, "Winterset", et nous craquons très fortement pour un des morceaux, "Sal". Nous proposons au groupe de sortir un EP s'ils ont envie de tenter d'expérience de morceaux plus acoustiques et avec une Gloribel Hernandez plus présente au chant (ce que l'on trouve sur le fameux "Sal"). Le groupe dit banco !

hinah029 - Templo Diez "Crowheart"
"Dear listener,
These are days calling for a pause, a rush, a breath, a scream, one after the other, or all at the same time. These are violent days, days of deafening roars and deceiving lights. So we're heading west, again.
Our previous album was named "Winterset", the name of a town in Iowa. Our next stop is "Crowheart", barely a hamlet, somewhere in Wyoming, 163 souls. Take this as a step on our road to California. Or take this as four short stories, in which characters would live and/or die in Crowheart, dreaming of other lands, other cities, other nights, other suns.
"Shangri-la" is one of those dreams when you slowly, slowly rise above the world and understand it all. Connections, links, roots, atoms, remote souls, remote thoughts. And compassion. And then you wake up, and you forget. Till next time.
"On our way" is set far away in time, much further away than any of us can recall. Back then, only gypsies dwelled in Crowheart, shaping tales of silver and creatures of darkness, their smiles red and shiny as a blood drop, their eyes large and golden. And they knew how to gracefully vanish when the time was right.
"Tide", as a tale of solitude. Winter, locked to a TV set, images poured on your brain, none of them looking like what you see outside your window. Winter can be long here.
"Switchblade" is a road-movie played in the imagination of a couple. It might be real, mind you. It might be real... There's a chase, there's looking at the moon with a fresh wound in your side, there's the cool wind of dreamt LA heights brushing her hair. Nothing of what you could find in Crowheart. Everything you want.
Crowheart is also an indian name, dark and bloody. We're heading for the Sun now."
- Templo Diez




Enregistrement

- Titres -
1. Shangri-la
2. On Our Way
3. Tide
4. Switchblade

"Shangri-la" : enregistré le 21 septembre 2007 aux Studios 12werken, La Haye
"On Our Way" : enregistré le 15 juin 2007 aux Studios 12werken, La Haye
"Tide" : enregistré le 12 fevrier 2007 aux IJland Studios, La Haye
"Switchblade" : enregistré le 21 septembre 2007 aux Studios 12werken, La Haye

Overdubs réalisés aux Studios La Fraise Magique, Amsterdam (avec mixage et mastering), aux Studios Crisp, La Haye, et dans diverses cuisines bataves.

- Musiciens, par ordre alphabétique -
Pascal Hallibert : chant, guitares, Rhodes, mellotron, glockenspiel et percussions
Gloribel Hernandez : voix, piano et Hammond
Paolo Panza : batterie et percussions
Roman Schipper : basse, contrebasse et chant
Leejon Verhaeg : guitares et alto
Miranda Visser : violon

Photo : Bas Smits
 
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