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Pick A Piper + Electric Electric

Fri 29.11.13 / Doors 21:00 / Start 21:30
Experimental Dance Music

EN Though kept busy handling percussive duties in the live incarnation of Caribou, Toronto's Brad Weber has found time in recent years to work on his side project, PICK A PIPER, a collaboration with friends Clint Scrivener, Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and others, which Weber oversees by handling the production and much of the songwriting. Between 2009 and 2010, they released two digital-only EPs, both of which filled out dance-music structures with decidedly non dance-music instrumentation (glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, flute) to give it all somewhat of an organic feel.
In the years following the initial output, Weber added some samples, synths, electronic percussion, and got the help of some great guest vocalists (members of the Ruby Suns, Enon/Brainiac, Born Ruffians, and Braids), making PICK A PIPER a project whose stylistic versatility and distinct palette create a pleasantly varied but cohesive whole.

ELECTRIC ELECTRIC is a french trio composed of looped and live guitars, drums, and electronics. The band was created in 2005 and played many shows in France and Europe. It was also invited at the SXSW in 2010 and Pop Montreal in 2011. They provide a sound density, a physical liberation of bodies, the repetition as a call to dance.
Their percussive music evokes a trance where the polyr-hythmic elements spread in a lightning way. These three musicians influenced by noise post-punk bands and by electronic and spectral music, play with the codes of the modern musics such as minimal electronics and futuristic r’n'b, as well as with those of the ancestral and ritual musics.
ELECTRIC ELECTRIC plays pop music with complex outlines, its own vision of ‘dance music’.

FR À côté de son job de batteur au sein de la mouture en mode «live» de Caribou, le Canadien Brad Weber a trouvé le temps pour monter son propre projet. PICK A PIPER est sa collaboration avec ses potes Clint Scrivener, Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts et d'autres (on retrouve également comme vocalistes invités, les membres de Ruby Suns, Enon/Brainiac, Born Ruffians, ou encore, Braids). Weber assure la production et l'écriture de la plupart des textes. Ente 2009 et 2010, PICK A PIPER a sorti deux EPs digitaux à la structure résolument dance agrémentée d'instruments dits organiques (glockenspiel, guitare acoustique, flûte).

Depuis 2005, les trois musiciens de ELECTRIC ELECTRIC influencés par les héros noise post-punk (arab on radar, shellac, TransAm, PIL, Silver Apples) et par certaines têtes de la musique électronique et spectrale (Atom Tm, gérard grisey, tristan murail), sʼamusent autant avec les codes des musiques modernes tels lʼélectronique minimale, le Rnb futuriste, quʼavec les musiques ancestrales, les musiques rituelles.
ELECTRIC ELECTRIC sʼemploie à proposer une musique pop aux contours complexes, sa propre vision de la «dance music».
Dans les souvenirs des concerts importants: le festival ZXZW de Tilburg, les Eurockéenes de Belfort, Jazz à Mulhouse, Ososphère à Strasbourg, les Rockomotives, le Sinxen Vlas vegas (B), Musiques Volantes, South By Southwest (US), Pop Montréal (CA).

Pick A Piper + Electric Electric
Pick A Piper © Scott Barber
Pick A Piper + Electric Electric
Electric Electric © Christophe Urbain
    Pick A Piper © Scott Barber
    Pick A Piper © Scott Barber
      Pick a Piper - Album cover artwork
      Electric Electric - Album cover artwork