actuellecd The New & Avant-garde Music Store

Shaman Nous perçons les oreilles

You’ll feel the music’s effect all around, in the trees, in the mockingbird’s tune and in your own skin. The Squid’s Ear, USA

Cris, onomatopées, souffle haché, riffs torturés, parfois bruitistes concourent à l’élaboration d’une nouvelle musique tribale. Revue & Corrigée, France

Two saxophones, two voices; two gargoyles, two satyrs; two forces of nature that agitate, whistle, squeak, scrape, blow, and bite, transforming music into a secular incantation and a banquet of sound.

They practice in secrecy, like healers or mediums. Their music is lively, moving, almost “tactile.” The keywords describing Nous perçons les oreilles are: animal, extra-sensory perception, focus, instinct, intimacy, openness, play, presence, rawness, resonance, risk, sincerity, tearing. This is a rather peculiar duo, down to its very instrumentation. There is a certain symmetry at its core: two alto saxophones improvising together, but the sax players also sing, one relaying the other to a point where, sometimes, there is no way of knowing who plays what. A hall of mirrors, symbiotic work. A duality blending into one, just as two ears sending different and complementary signals to the same brain.

Following Nous perçons les oreilles and La vie, c’est simple, their third album is entitled Shaman because, without claiming that ancestral art, they firmly believe that their work is closer to the world of healing, supernatural communication, and ancestral memory than the world of “entertainment” - the infantilizing disgrace art is turning into.


  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits


Nous perçons les oreilles

Jean Derome, Joane Hétu

Some recommended items