Le Tigre

by Vitas Guerulaïtis

/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Le Tigre via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €9.99 EUR or more 

    You own this  

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Le Tigre via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €16.66 EUR or more 

    You own this  

     

1.
Intermarché 00:38
2.
Il Est 04:01
3.
Bloque Papi 03:51
4.
5.
Un Ptit 04:11
6.
Interminable 00:58
7.
Os De Source 03:40
8.
Il Est 03:53
9.
10.
Dépouillage 04:52
11.

about

Vitas Guerulaitis are a Belgian trio bearing the misspelled name of a dead Argentine tennis legend. Their music is impossible to classify.

After a debut album whose hidden title tested all but the most playful listeners, the band returns with Le Tigre (The Tiger). It is the title - not hidden this time - of their new album recorded by Etienne Foyer (Dragibus, The Ex, Deerhoof, Anthony Pateras, etc.) at Les Ateliers Claus studios in Brussels. It is available on CD and in digital version from Cheap Satanism Records and on vinyl record by a bunch of friend labels: Cheap Satanism Records, Aredje, Attila Tralala, Do It Youssef, S.K, Tandori Records, Whosbrain Records, Rock n' Roll Masturbation.

In Le Tigre, the songs are titled Os de source (spring water bones), Dépouillage (stripping), Classic Indic (classical informer). Célia Jankowski sings word bits with the beautiful voice of a female flute or female drum. She builds her singing up on keyboard riffs, all making colourful hammocks. Ismaël Colombani, the bear-bird as wise as a savage, puts other word bits around his precious guitar as David Costenaro knits away on drums, like a woodpecker with intermittent screams of "ouhhhh". The band's unique sound is consciously crowded, like a jungle, wrapping you round like vines. Lyrics stop and start like musical chairs.

When you piece together their little chunks of shattered words, the effect goes beyond metaphor. It's not surrealism; nor realism. You could call it "surprism", surprise and prism. Blocked and then unblocked musical motifs in turn unleashing emotive reactions, making joints more supple and heightening circulation. You never can quite tell if the music is becoming over-elaborate to mirror the lyrics or if the lyrics are moulding themselves top the staccato rhythm. Words are arranged around the musical arrangements, and vice-versa. Friendly agreement.

Le Tigre might not be that serious but it is beautiful, like a chandelier in the jungle, reflecting and refracting light in such a way that people blink, bugs run and babies sneeze.

credits

released June 5, 2015

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Cheap Satanism Records Brussel, Belgium

Cheap Satanism Records started as a joke. This lead to more jokes. Initially the label was built around a personality and this personality’s projects. But since, it has become the base of a highly creative game, determined to rule, using force and cunning if necessary. Many things will happen under this banner – 666 projects at least! ... more

contact / help

Contact Cheap Satanism Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account