Ezéchiel Pailhès

“Oh ! (lp + Download)”

CCS111 scanZoom inLabelCircus Company
Cat. No.CCS111
FormatEXCLS-LP
Orders fromFri, 24 Apr 2020
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Special remarks : LP Vinyl incl. Downloadcode Genre: Alternative, French Song Tracklist LP: A1. J’aimerais tant - A2. Bien certain - A3. Oh! Pourquoi te cacher? - A4. Constellation - A5. Sans l’oublier - B1. Wolf 359 - B2. La sincère - B3. Almost there - B4. Tu te rappelleras - B5. Cakewalk - B6. J’avais froid Short Info: On his third solo album, following the success of “Éternel été", the founder of the electro duo Nôze is exploring, through piano and synths, the encounter between poetry and song. In this new work he has set to music verses by William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Pablo Neruda and on three songs, those of the poet Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, a pioneer of romanticism who notably influenced Verlaine and Baudelaire. But what does this Oh !, giving its title to Ezéchiel Pailhès’ third solo album, stand for? Is it an Oh ! of surprise, admiration or pain? “It is rather the Oh ! found in romantic poetry” says the French composer and singer with his deep and sweet voice. “An interjection that refers to a form of lament", even though it can convey other emotions such as complaint, nostalgia, a sad delight or a longed-for solace. In Tout va bien, his previous album released in 2017, Ezéchiel Pailhès had set two Shakespeare sonnets to music. One of them, “Eternal été” has become a great success, thanks to its lines tinged with spleen and bliss. “Poetry, and its musicality, have always been part of my universe. For this new album, I therefore wanted to explore further the adaptation of poems into songs. “Bien Certain” is, once again, taken from William Shakespeare. “Tu te rappelleras” comes from Pablo Neruda’s collection La centaine d’amour. “Oh ! Pourquoi te cacher ?” is from Victor Hugo. As for “Sans l’oublier", “La sincère” and “J’avais froid", they were all written by Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, a 19th century French poetess, still fairly unknown". With Oh !, Ezechiel Pailhès has become more of a singer than ever before, through s

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