For fans of Koop, Thievery Corporation, K&D, Zero 7 , Cinematic Orchestra and alike. Featuring the voices of Nina Simone, Shirley Horn and many other great vocalists and musicians.
Gilles Peterson‘s Album Of The Week on Worldwide Radio Show. Also nominee for the annual BBC Worldwide Award!
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Artist: Alif Tree
Title: French Cuisine
Cat No: CPT 205-1
The man is French, and considers himself as an open minded cook, defending the “art of living à la française“. Mixing ingredients for an unique menu, he is prepared for you:
Adding little bits of those nights where he played together with Bugge Wesseltoft, Akosh, Helen Merrill or Rona Hartner, another prise of the scores he wrote for cinema and TV (MTV, MCM, Canal+), music for classical and modern dance ballets. Remixes like the famous one of François de Roubaix for Cinemix, and, of course the long hours of his radio show „Le meilleur des mondes“. Twice a month he combines soundtracks of movies with a widespread musical selection, to “give the audience another way of seeing with ears”. And to conclude his recipe, he adds expericence gained at gigs in NYC, Paris or Sarajevo.
On stage, he mixes, using tracks and cinematik ambiances with radio sources, from classical music to experimental electronic, and creates each time a unique trip thru time , space and memory. He can also be a crowd mover when he feels like, heating dancefloors with various spices, without ever falling into clichés.
All these unique moments are the essential basis of “French Cuisine”
We will recognize the voices of Shirley Horn, Anna Karina, Nina Simone, David Linx or Ana Carril whom Alif met as she was singing for French band La Mano. There is also an homage toSteve Reich. All these different universes, which Alif mixes with grace, they all melt into an unique sensation of space, strength, that offer an infinity of readings.