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Baco Hiriz Band - Kinky Station - out on MVS Records/Anticraft



Baco Hiriz Band Kinky Station
Baco Hiriz Band - Kinky Station
(CD) MVS Records/Anticraft, 2010-05-19

A group of buskers who became famous for playing a unique style of reggae music on the Paris metro have picked their second home as the main theme for their first official album.

Each of the tracks on the Baco Hiriz band's CD Kinky Station focuses on one of the French capital's 14 underground train lines.

Baco Hiriz Band Kinky Station
Baco Hiriz Band - Kinky Station
(CD) MVS Records/Anticraft, 2010-05-19

Tracklisting :
01. Kinky Station
02. One & One
03. All In Dis
04. Mon Nom Est Personne | Download MP3
05. Ange & Démone
06. Kewu
07. Holy Train
08. Tout Le Monde
09. Bwana Ali
10. Reggae New Year
11. Lover
12. Peace Of Art
13. Dread Natty
14. Art O

Links :
hiriz.com
myspace.com/hirizband
iwelcome.tv/bacohirizband
facebook.com/group.php?gid=57485195718

Press Release :
A group of buskers who became famous for playing a unique style of reggae music on the Paris metro have picked their second home as the main theme for their first official album.

Each of the tracks on the Baco Hiriz band's CD Kinky Station focuses on one of the French capital's 14 underground train lines.

Lead singer Baco, who came to Paris from his native Mayotte aged 17, is only too aware about the key role the transport network has played in his growing up: "This album is about my life in Paris. You find every race, culture here. That's why we go deep under the belly of Paris, in its metro."

Baco, who has already released two albums under his own name, describes the band's style as Afro-blues, influenced by both living in a huge European capital city and the forests of his native Comoros

The album Kinky Station took two years to make. The band says they took their time because they didn't want to be dictated to by others.

Baco knuckled down and studied music and audio production for himself. He says it was important to be able to communicate clearly with production engineers in the studio. He says he's more confident making artistic decisions now.

You can see the Baco Hiriz band at Trabendo in Paris on 3 July.



Biography (French) :
Baco quitte très jeune Mayotte, son île d’origine, en quête d’aventure musicale. Il a 17 ans quand il débarque à Paris, après un périple entre les Comores et la côte africaine orientale.

Baco amène avec lui sa guitare et un bagage musical qui date déjà d’une dizaine d’années, de l’époque où il découvre Bob Marley. Depuis, l’influence reggae n’a plus quitté l’âme de sa guitare électrique. A Garge-les-Gonesses, une bande de potes se retrouve pour taper le reggae à longueur de journée. Ils ne font que ça et partout ! Le couloir du RER de Châtelet Les Halles, la Place des Innocents, la Place Saint Michel, l’irréductible bande de copains-musiciens attire du monde, son reggae résonne dans les rues et dans les couloirs du métro… Le Band se soude autour d’une passion commune, le reggae. Il se donne alors un nom, HIRIZ.

Pour le curieux, à Mayotte, le HIRIZ désigne le talisman contre les mauvais esprits. Parallèlement, chacun des membres du HIRIZ Band continue d’explorer de nouveaux courants autres que le reggae, avec des personnalités musicales éclectiques : Bernard Lavillier, Manu Dibango, Césaria Ivora, Sergent Garcia, Jacques Dutronc.

Baco installe son propre (home)studio où il enregistre avec le Band les premiers titres. Le label prend forme et se nomme HIRIZ Productions. Depuis, le HIRIZ Band se retrouve régulièrement pour des scènes nationales et internationales qui vibrent au son d’un reggae aussi roots que parisien. L’album Kinky Station (sortie le 19 mai) est la concrétisation du parcours musical du Hiriz*Band qui revisite la vie parisienne telle qu’il l’a vécue ! C’est un reggae qui sort des entrailles de Paris. Il empreinte à la ville ses sons, au métro ses bruits, sa frénésie, ses passagers célèbres comme ceux de l’ombre. Chaque ligne de métro correspond à un titre. Un album « Parigot Reggae », aussi roots qu’urbain, avec un clin d’œil à la chanson française (Serge Gainsbourg et Antonin Arthaud) et au hip hop. Attention à la fermeture des portes, départ imminent à bord de Kinky Station !
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Reggaelover Reggaelover ·  12 August 2010, 23:55

Amazing lyrics and comics ! I love it. Especially All In Dis : a taoist tale!


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