THE TRIBE BAND

THE TRIBE BAND

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The best of polyphonic songs, gripping instrumental music, trance and sounddesign with a cinematic character. An extensive search for sound with musical roots in folk, jazz, pop/rock and beyond. The smashing metamorphosis of the former Troissoeur! Rock around the bush, beats around the totem!

Biography

A new band that proves there’s a sprankling life after the dead of Troissoeur. Troissoeur, the most wilful musical quartet in Flanders, played their last concert in october 2007. Only a few months later rises THE TRIBE BAND, out of the ashes, with three original members and two new musicians. Their performances give the best of a mix of polyphonic songs, gripping instrumental music, trance and sounddesign with a cinematic character. An extensive search for sound with musical roots in folk, jazz, pop/rock and beyond.

Four years after their refreshing first cd Trah Njim (zoku label - 2000), Troissoeur brought out a first-rate new album 3S (EMI label – 2004) and took to the road with an impressive multimedia live act. The close cooperation with music producer Daniel B. (the sound designer of "front 242" and of "male or female") has been of lasting benefit and has added a whole new dimension to their music.

To put all this into words isn't easy. As a consequence, the musical style that Troissoeur and Daniel B. have created, on this new cd, was, for practical reasons, given a name all its own: acoustic ambient pop. Acoustic energy generated by a double bass, piano, violin and guitar merges seamlessly with the power of programmed electronics and loops.

Tight, dynamic music which makes a lasting impression. More northern in character than southern, dark and moody, pompous and overwhelming yet subtle at the same time. Cinematic by nature, energetic, alien, dulcet, loud and quiet all rolled into one! Tone and rhuthm, time and space are all probed to the farthest corners of our comprehension. The focus here is on the perpetual struggle with the musical instrument. Troissoeur uses a language all its own with an all-purpose, high content.

The music in the live act is accompanied, and accentuated, by means of telling video art, projected onto 4 giant viewing screens. The audiovisual whole creates a total experience for the spectator and, with every performance, leaves a lasting impression.

Discography

CD Trah Njim (zoku label - 2000)
CD 3S (EMI label - 2004)
DVD LEVINA (EMI label - 2004)

CD BOX SPECIAL TRIBE (TRIBE label - release 010908)
CD THE TRIBE BAND (TRIBE label - release 011008)