Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mop Meuchiine plays Robert Wyatt

The album "Mop Meuchiine plays Robert Wyatt" (Le Chant Du Monde, 2010) is on it´s way (release date May 6). You get nine Robert Wyatt "covers", and we´re stretching it here, counting songs/melodies Robert has done as covers. All of them done with respect, but thankfully not too much respect, and some of them even turn out a bit noisy, like the fine instrumental version of "Sea Song", "Gharbzadegi" and Offenbach/Wyatt´s (!) "Five black notes and one white note".
This is a must have for Robert Wyatt completists, since the album also has two short interviews (in one of them we get to know that Wyatt does not believe in the Big Bang theory!). The band also added music to Robert´s voice on "Locomotive" (Monk/Brown). The pure vocal version of this one is on "Flotsam Jetsam" (Rough Trade 1994).
I got my CD from Le Chant Du Monde, but it will be available Amazon too.
The band is: Pascal Maupeu (g, banjo), Jean-Baptiste Réhault (sax, accordion), Hugues Vincent (cello), Cédric Piromalli (keyb), Nicolas Le Moullec (b, voc) and Bertrand Hurault (dr)

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