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Son Ambulance - Someone Else's Deja Vu

Son Ambulance Someone Elses Deja Vu
Son Ambulance - Someone Else's Deja Vu
(CD) Saddle Creek, 2008-08-25

Tracklisting :
01. A Girl in New York City
02. Legend of Lizeth
03. Quand Tu Marches Seul
04. Wild Roses
05. Horizons | Download MP3
06. Yesterday Morning
07. Constellations
08. And
09. Juliet's Son | Download MP3
10. The Renegade
11. Awakening
12. Someone Else's Deja Vu
13. Requiem for a Planet

Links : (french distributor)

Press Release (english) :
After more than three years since their last release, Son Ambulance emerges from hibernation deep in a realm of exotic 60s and 70s LPs for their third full-length, Someone Else's Deja Vu, a bold leap back into the music world and the band's most challenging work yet. Primarily a Joseph Knapp solo effort, collaborating closely with former/current member Jeffrey Koster, Someone Else's Deja Vu marks a departure from 2005's Key, offers a sharper glimpse into Knapp's distinct song-writing abilities, and reflects a depth of complexity and dream logic made perfect for a sublime musical experience capable of engaging many new listeners of any age.

Collectively, the songs form a cohesive palette of subtle pop psychedelia encompassing myriad musical genres. "A Girl from New York City" starts off the album a bustling, fast-paced samba with serene, melodic vocals à la Marcos Valle and tumbles into a street carnival of whistle and voice cuica leads. "Legend of Lizeth" slides right into another world, equal parts Pink Floyd and Tommy James with a five-part a cappella break. Elsewhere on Someone Else's Deja Vu, tracks make use of rich analog synths, double bass, saxophone and vibraphone, played by various Omaha musicians including members of Tilly and the Wall and The Faint.

Press Release (french) :
Au depart du projet Son Ambulance, on trouve toute une serie de petites chansons admirables ecrites de la main d'un certain Joe Knapp. S'en suit un veritable laboratoire d'idees avec les participations d'un groupe, de Presto (ingenieur / producteur) aka AJ Mogis. L'oeuvre qui en decoule est faite de pop songs euphoriques et magnifiquement infantiles. Les compositions peuvent s'etendre jusqu'a 7 minutes et la magie opere.

Trois annees se sont ecoulees depuis leur dernier album. Son Ambulance sort de son hibernation et presente ici son troisieme LP "Someone Else's Deja Vu" truffe de references aux annees 60 et 70. Un album deja salue en Angleterre comme le meilleur du groupe. A l'origine du projet on trouve Joseph Knapp (leader) en collaboration etroite avec Jeffrey Koster. L'aventure "Someone Else's Deja Vu" debute des la sortie de l'album "Key" en 2005. On decouvre alors le savoir-faire et les facilites d'ecriture de Knapp. L'esthetique est le reflet d'une profonde complexite, un reve eveille sublime par une experience musicale capable de seduire des auditeurs de tous ages.

Les chansons sont taillees dans la meme pierre. Une palette musicale coherente autour d'une pop psychedelique empruntant a divers genres musicaux. L'album debute sur A Girl in New York City, morceau surprenant, une samba enlevee ornee de voix largement inspirees du travail d'un Marcos Valle pour finir dans une atmosphere de carnaval de rue ou voix, cuicas et sifflets se melangent. Avec Legend of Lizeth on glisse immediatement dans un autre univers, a mi-chemin entre Pink Floyd et Tommy James. On notera l'incroyable break a cappella. D'autre part, on remarquera le travail de production et d'arrangements autour de Someone Else's Deja Vu qui use de synthes analogiques, d'une double basse, d'un saxophone et d'un vibraphone, instruments interpretes par d'authentiques musiciens Ohama. Parmi eux, des membres du groupe Tilly et The Wall and the Faint. Le morceau sonne familier, Someone Else's Deja Vu s'avere parfait pour les jours ou vos seules priorites seraient de lire un livre, jouer avec votre chat ou penser a un vieil ami.


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