SWISS VIBES SESSIONS

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Swiss Vibes live à Paris, chapitre 5: Orioxy

C’est la carte de l’éclectisme qui est jouée par les Genevois d’Orioxy, mais dans un registre différent. A la voix, Yael Miller mêle chant en hébreu, en anglais et en français. A la harpe, Julie Campiche égrène ses accords, frappe ou caresse ses cordes et s’amuse avec sa pédale d’effets. Deux femmes déterminées et douées […]

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CD REVIEW

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Grand Pianoramax “Big Easy” EP

  For those of you looking for something intelligently springy to tap your feet to, may I suggest wrapping your ears around the new EP from Grand Pianoramax, (Leo Tardin's supergroup trio who have been making waves on the alternative post-jazz hip-hop scene for some years … [Read More...]

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INTERVIEW

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‘Jazz Talks’ with Michael Arbenz of Vein

“It’s more like being a company than being a musician” Vein know the business of music. Having met their drummer, Florian Arbenz and pianist, Michael (his twin brother) one thing is clear to me, they have a quiet but effective strategy for being a working band. Stay focused on the goal, don’t be afraid of […]

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RECORD OF THE MONTH

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Sophie Hunger “SUPERMOON”

Much has been written about Sophie Hunger‘s stellar credentials: polyglot singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, film-maker, the only Swiss artist ever to play Glastonbury, etc… Yet, visually speaking, there’s little hint that she’s one of Switzerland’s most incisive, defiant and successful artists. Watching some of her live footage on YouTube, I was struck by how demure her […]

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LIVE REPORT

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The Treichler-Pizzi-Trontin Experience @ tHBBC (Cully Jazz Festival)

Described as “a laboratory of ideas, where you will assist the birth of creation live and direct, public jam sessions, pure sound research”, there’s a sense of anticipation in the air as I wait for The Treichler-Pizzi-Trontin Experience to take to the small stage at the Hundred Blue Bottle Club. It’s the last night of […]

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PORTRAIT

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The beat of Swiss electro pop is TRUE

Flying the flag for Swiss indie electro pop, TRUE are highly creative Bern-based duo formed by Daniela Sarda on vocals & keys and Rico Baumann on keys, drums, drum machines & sound design. Emerging out of the jazz scene and having cut their teeth on numerous musical projects, the duo came together just over two […]

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VIDEOS

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Trois clips vidéos pour faire passer l’hiver

En ce début du mois de février, les températures me donnent surtout envie de rester sur la couette. Ça tombe bien, les Suisses sont plutôt doués pour les clips. Voici mes 3 vidéos préférées du moment à visionner et revisionner sans modération. Larytta “Osama Obama” (Label Creaked) Déjà encensé sur Youtube (avec près de 60 […]

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