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L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes

by Astrobal

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    Product notes Vinyl
    - Edition of 300
    - Printed 180g LP inner sleeve
    - Download Voucher
    - Promotional CD
    - Postcard

    Includes digital pre-order of L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    - 4-page booklet
    - 2-page inlay
    - Jewel case
    - Transparent tray
    - Postcard

    Includes digital pre-order of L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    Pre-order of L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 26, 2019

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1.
04:36
2.
Le Frisson Ultrasonique
3.
Cygne Lyre
4.
La Faune Pélagique
5.
100 000 Ans
6.
Chaque Été
7.
L'Élan Vital 1
8.
L'Élan Vital 2
9.
La Route À l'Envers
10.
11.
L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes

about

Emmanuel Mario keeps moving. The further he travels, the more he sounds like someone who has finally arrived where he has always been supposed to be. After collaborations with artists like Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier or the group Holden, his last album as Astrobal took the French composer and drummer to »Australasie« in 2016. On his second LP for the Berlin-based Karaoke Kalk, he ventures even further, eventually heading for »L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes« - infinity, the universe and the worlds. Leaving behind the more krautrock-inspired approach he followed on »Australasie«, Astrobal focuses on a way of storytelling that takes conventional pop songwriting as a point of departure, yet arrives in previously unknown places.

Over the course of eleven songs, the multi-instrumentalist further perfects his craft of life-affirming, funk-infused synth pop. Drawing on the work of pioneers like Brian Eno or Yellow Magic Orchestra, 80s electronic funk music and blue-eyed soul, shoegaze and the rich tradition of progressive music and kosmische in his native France, »L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes« indicates a major development in Mario’s futuristic and decidedly cosmic approach to songwriting.

At the heart of the »French psychedelic new age pop for the world«, as he himself has dubbed his sound, always sits a rhythmic idea - an irresistible groove that is being complimented with intricate synthesizer harmonies and bouncing bass lines. In the meanwhile, Mario’s voice is drifting over the tightly woven compositions as if in zero gravity. Not quite lonely, intimate yet far away, occasionally in conversation with robots and other inhabitants of outer space he comes across on his journey.

As a coherent narrative, »L'infini, l'Univers et les Mondes« tells a story of extraterrestrial excursions. As a musical statement however, it sees Astrobal coming home after more than two decades in the world of music, finding a niche for himself with a style that is as adventurous as it is thrilling.

www.astrobal.com
www.karaokekalk.de

credits

releases April 26, 2019

Recorded, mixed and produced by Astrobal at La Bergerie, in the south of France during the year 2018

Mastering & mastercut by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering (Berlin)

All tracks published by Karaoke Kalk Musikverlag except « La route à l’envers » published by Flamophone

Cover photo by Louis Décamps

Cover painting by Chesley Bonestell, « Nova melting hypothetical planet », 1955

Inner sleeve photos by David Chambriard, Louis Décamps & Astrobal

Cover design by Sébastien Trihan

Instruments played on this album: Yamaha AN1X, Yamaha CP11, Yamaha CP70, Casio MT240, Casio CZ1, Critter and Guitari Organelle, Lipp Pianoline, Gaveau Grand Piano, Armon Organ, Moog Sub 37, Animoog, Roland SH101, Korg MS20, Wurlitzer piano, Roland Juno 6, Gretsch Catalina Drums, GB electric guitar, Martin acoustic guitar, Viola bass guitar, Hofner electric bass guitar, Fender precision bass guitar.

THANKS, LOVE AND INSPIRATION:
Nina Savary, Vincent Guyot, Thorsten Lütz, Fleur, Mario, Julien Gasc, Xavi Muñoz, Sébastien Trihan, Andrew Mitchell, Raz Ullah, Frédéric Rebet, Bernard Ilous, Louis Décamps, David Chambriard, Giordano Bruno, Arnaud Sèche, Eddy Crampes, Antoine Vuilloz, Ricky Hollywood, Laetitia Sadier, Arnaud Dumatin, Michel Peteau, Armelle Pioline, Matthieu Beck, Marie Merlet, Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Oblique Strategies, Michel Legrand, Allen Avanessian, Isao Tomita, Ojard

10 000 Ans (music & lyrics by Astrobal)
Arrangements by Astrobal & Vincent Guyot, Flutes: Arnaud Sèche, Backing vocals: Nina Savary, Keyboards, bass guitar: Vincent Guyot, Lead vocals, keyboards, drums: Astrobal

Le Frisson Ultrasonique (music & lyrics by Astrobal)
Arrangements by Astrobal & Vincent Guyot, Bass guitar: Xavi Muñoz, Keyboards, electric guitars: Vincent Guyot, Lead vocals: Nina Savary, Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, drums: Astrobal

Cygne Lyre (Astrobal)
All instruments: Astrobal

La Faune Pélagique (music by Astrobal,Andrew Mitchell, Raz Ullah / Lyrics by Astrobal)
Arrangements by Astrobal, Andrew Mitchell & Raz Ullah, Keyboards, bass guitar, drums on first part: Andrew Mitchell, Keyboards, sci fi sounds: Raz Ullah
Lead vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, drums on second part: Astrobal

100 000 Ans (Astrobal)
All instruments: Astrobal

Chaque Été (music & lyrics by Astrobal)
Arrangements by Astrobal & Vincent Guyot
Electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar: Vincent Guyot, Lead vocals, keyboards, drums: Astrobal

L’Élan Vital Part I & II (music & lyrics by Astrobal)
Arrangements by Astrobal & Vincent Guyot
Backing vocals: Nina Savary, Electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards: Vincent Guyot, Lead vocals, keyboards, drums: Astrobal

La Route À l’Envers (music & lyrics by Bernard Ilous)
Arrangements by Astrobal, Vincent Guyot & Julien Gasc
Bass guitar, keyboards: Julien Gasc, Keyboards: Vincent Guyot, Lead vocals, keyboards, drums: Astrobal

Interaction Forte (Astrobal)
All instruments: Astrobal

L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes (Astrobal)
All instruments: Astrobal

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Astrobal is Emmanuel Mario solo project. He also works as producer and drummer with Laetitia Sadier, Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Holden, Nina Savary, Marker Starling, Institut, Iko Chérie, Orion Domisse Rigel,...

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