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Hippie Diktat: Black Peplum (BeCoq)

Primal instrumental rock with an aggressive bent from the French trio of Antoine Viard on baritone saxophone, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, their large sound built on the persistent use of raw and primitive rhythms, and a monumental textures made out of amplified baritone saxophone and electric baritone guitar.
 

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Antoine Viard-baritone saxophone

Julien Chamla-drums

Richard Comte-guitar


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Label: BeCoq
Catalog ID: BeCoq06
Squidco Product Code: 31483

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at l'Ecluse, in Reims, France, in December, 2013, by Richard Comte.

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"Hippie Diktat has been touring on the alternative scene all around Europe. The overwhelming sound of the band is built on the persistent use of raw and primitive rhythms, and a massive texture made out of amplified baritone saxophone and electric baritone guitar. File under: Primal Rock."-Hippie Diktat


Artist Biographies

Antoine Viard is a French saxophonist, known for the groups, Hippie Diktat, ITHAK, Pipeline, Urban Sax, and Umlaut Big Band. He is also a member of Frederick Galiay's Camaeleo Vulgaris.



"COAX Collective's Artistic Director, Antoine Viard develops a singular saxophone practical based on the sound and its componants. Electric or acoustic, he enforces his rough/free playing with bands like Hippie Diktat, Chameleo Vulgaris, Uns, in his solo project Tumulus or in improvising collaborations with Peter Brötzmann, Eve Risser, Frederick Galiay, Guillaume Orty..."

-Squidco, Hippie Diktat Website (http://hippiediktat.com/HippieDiktat_Website/About.html)
2/16/2024

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"Throughout hundreds of performances all around Europe on the experimental, improvised music and alternative rock scenes, Julien Chamla developed a unique vocabulary focused on tension, roughness and repetition. Eager to unlearn and to strip down the musical matter, his work is now mainly connected to primitive, trance and ritualistic music. Amongst others, he's involved in the bands Tripes, Helved Rüm, Ritual Extra, Aquaserge, and many dance and circus projects."

-Hippie Diktat Website (http://hippiediktat.com/HippieDiktat_Website/About.html)
2/16/2024

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"Richard Comte is focused on the sonic possibilities of the guitar, drawing timeless spaces, from loud immersive drones to spacious resonances bordering on silence itself. He played with improvisers Simon H. Fell, Mark Sanders, Shabaka Hutchings, Mars Williams, Jim Black, and he interpreted contemporary music pieces from Michael Pissaro, Eliane Radigue, Fausto Romitelli. He works also in the field of contemporary dance, theater and visual arts. In 2017 he founded Nunc., a label dedicated to liberate and open music."

-Richard Comte Website (http://www.richardcomte.com/RichardComteWebsite/Richard_Comte_Website.html)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Black Peblum 7:13

2. E. Peacock 3:21

3. Deaf Can Dance 5:15

4. Full HD 3:35

5. Angoisse 11:38

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Rock and Related
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
New in Rock Forms

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