* Vendredi 6 avril*: ce soir!

SNUS + LiFE IS KNIFE

*SNUS*

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*For ignorants (1) like me : snus <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snus>is a
Swedish kind of chewing tobacco. Unlike snuff, it is steam-cured rather
than fire-cured, it is not fermented and contains no added sugar. Typically
it does not result in the need for spitting, which offers huge social and
practical advantages. The sale of snus is illegal in the European Union,
but well, it’s too popular for the Swedes to take that detail into account.

For ignorants (2) like me: snus is also the debut release of this great
trio, with Niklas Barnö on trumpet, Joel Grip on bass and Didier Lasserre
on drums. Swedish musicians Grip and Barnö have regularly played together
before, but this is their first album with French master drummer. The fully
improvised performance was recorded live at l’Atelier Tampon-Ramier, Paris,
France in June of last year. From the very beginning, the three musicians
dive in head-first, with a rawness and directness that is absolutely
appealing. No need for melody or rhythmic structure, just strings of sounds
weaving through each other, full of energy, enthusiasm and intensity, using
the range of their instruments to the full, and often going beyond. Even on
the slower tracks, like « Water », the tension remains, because the three
musicians listen quite well to each other and build the pieces really as a
joint creation. Despite the lack of clear anchor points, and its level of
abstraction, the performance has its warm components, some bluesy
references, some sensitive moments, and that is the result of their musical
approach, which is not an amalgamation of sounds, but a progressive
evolution of phrases and moods. Just like the chewing tobacco it refers to:
this music is « not fermented and has no added sugar », but it is tasteful,
juicy and authentic.

The track titles read like the ingredient list of « snus », embedded between
the additives « E1520 », which is a tobacco humectant, and « E500 » which is an
acidity regulator. Reasons enough to enjoy!

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– Bass – Joel Grip <http://www.discogs.com/artist/Joel+Grip>
– Drums – Didier Lasserre <http://www.discogs.com/artist/Didier+Lasserre>
– Trumpet – Niklas Barnö<http://www.discogs.com/artist/Niklas+Barn%C3%B6>

http://youtu.be/33vnRSyL8Z0 (Joel Grip Solo)

*Life Is Knife*

*Pétrir le son, l’étirer, l’effleurer, le mordre. Faire l’expérience d’un
chemin sororal, aux gestes souples et aiguisés. On y traverse des espaces
sonores compacts et délicats, toujours animés.*

Isabelle Sainte Rose – Violoncelle
Audrey Lauro – saxophone alto

http://www.myspace.com/life.is.knife
http://www.myspace.com/isabelle.sainterose
http://www.myspace.com/alauro

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*5 euros*

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