Paar Linien | La Danse de Tristan
Paar Linien (France), is premiering today new stunning single "La Danse de Tristan" via Psychedelic Baby Mag together with an exclusive interview. Their upcoming Self Titled album will be released on April 2, 2021 via Discobole Records and is available now for Preorder.
Psychedelic Baby Mag is premiering today Paar Linien's stunning single "La Danse de Tristan." The song is taken from the upcoming Self Titled album of the band to be released April 2, 2021 in CD and all digital platforms via Discobole Records.
Paar Linien, which one can translate from German by "a few lines", reflects Nicolas Stephan's attempt to make autonomous, sometimes contradictory musical "lines" cohabit within the same piece. It aims to keep the tension resulting from these contradictions in order to give birth to poetry, "polymusic", "polyrhythm", "poly-tonality", and original music that is as popular as it is skillful.
The group was born from the meeting within Surnatural Orchestra of Nicolas Stephan with Basile Naudet, and from their desire to create their own musical world which would be the reflection of their respective worlds. An open musical space where aesthetics would make no sense. A place where freedom to play would be total, and the constraints renewed. The music became really collective when joined by Augustin Bette on drums - Basile Naudet's road and music companion since the magnificent trio Where is Mr R - and Louis Freres on bass - a Belgian musician recently settled in Normandy (like Nicolas Stephan) - who gives the band a great part of its rock color.
The album is made up on one side of written pieces, as much influenced by the instrumental rock of June of 44 as by the chiselled writing of jazz from Chicago, (notably Henry Threadgill) or Ornette Coleman. And on the other side, a series of pieces entitled "lines". These «lines» are improvised from a set of melodies written to work with each other. Every musician is free to play any part of any of these pieces (or melodic lines...) at any time. They can also play something else, or choose not to play at all. So you will hear the same lines several times over, each interpreted and improvised uniquely.