Chapelier Fou — Deltas
≈••≈ Kdoví, možná největší nadcházející hudební událost či senzace ledna 2015 v Praze. Kromě Akropole až do 19. dubna hraje pouze ve dvou městech (Neuchâtel, Brussels), nepočítám~li jeho domácí Francii. Přijde mi jako evropský Andrew Bird, což už je samo o sobě reference. Housle poprvé zaznějí na "Grand Arctica", a pak variabilně v průběhu alba, ale nikdy nevyblednou z předních linií. To se zdá být WARYNSKIho primární nástroj, i když zjevně není jeho jediný. Jeho schopnost vidět, jaké nástroje se k sobě hodí, mu umožňuje proplést rytmy a melodie, vrstvit je. Překvapující komplexnost celého konceptu je skryta ve zdánlivě jednoduché architektuře: popové písně na povrchu, moderní kompozice pod ním. Chapelier Fou zdobí prostor v obchodní a filmové hudbě a je pravděpodobné, že v důsledku této kombinace dostupnosti a hloubky vstoupí i do tvého odpočinku.
≈••≈ CHAPELIER FOU, aka Louis Warynski, unveil a mix of electro and traditional instrumentation, creating one of the most curious hybrid of these recent years, with a surprising complexity and a rare songwriting work.
≈••≈ Three EPs, a first album „613“ in 2010 followed by „Invisible“ in 2012, led him to tour worldwide above Europe, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, Mexico, Columbia...
Location: Metz, France
Album release: September 22, 2014
Record Label: Ici D’Alleurs/Audioglobe
01. Pluisme 6:07
02. Grand Arctica 3:19
03. Tea Tea Tea 4:32
04. La guerre des nombres 4:33
05. Triads For Two 4:16
06. Pentogan 3.14 3:55
07. Polish Lullaby 2:45
08. Tickling Time 4:59
09. i_o 6:08
≈••≈ Vocals & Lyrics — Gérald Kurdian (track 8)
≈ The cover of Deltas says it all: the music of Chapelier Fou is bright and happy, twinkling and colorful, creative and adventuresome. On his third album, Metz (France) artist Louis Warynski doesn’t defy genres as much as invite them in.
≈ A delta is a convergence of sediment from multiple rivers, all headed to the same sea; one might say the same about the album. Deltas offers a collage of tones, from sprightly strings to programmed beats. Organic and electronic instruments share the same sandbox, passing buckets and shovels to each other as they build an impressive castle. Perhaps the rain will wash it all away, but the happiness of the day will linger in the consciousness.
≈ The music’s elusive quality serves it well on repeated plays. By holding back any obvious choruses (save for lead single “Tea Tea Tea”), the artist guarantees that the smaller melodies will slip through the mind and demand reunions with the ears. What was that sound that made me feel so good? the listener might ask. I’m having a hard time committing it to memory; I must hear it again. The centers slip like magnetic poles; one thinks of “Pluisme” is an acoustic guitar piece until 2:27, when it shifts into bell~toned electronics. At 4:01, it shifts again, showing preference to the piano and synthesized bass piece: three sides of a triangle, like a delta.
≈ The violins make their first major appearance on “Grand Arctica”, and over the course of the album, they never fade far from the front lines. This seems to be Warynski’s primary instrument, although it’s clearly not his only one. His ability to see how instruments relate allows him to interlock rhythms and melodies where others might simply layer them. Surprising complexity is hidden in seemingly simple architecture: pop songs on the surface, modern composition underneath. Chapelier Fou’s success in commercial and film scoring is likely due to this combination of accessibility and depth. But it also takes courage to start a song with a cowbell (“i_o”); Christopher Walken would be proud. (Richard Allen)
Fortaken: http://acloserlisten.com/2014/09/09/chapelier-fou-deltas/≈ Louis Warynski aka Chapelier Fou continue a bidouiller, avec aisance, élégance et sophistication, textures electros et références classiques... et sort un nouvel LP intitulé „Deltas“.
≈ Five years are gone since Chapelier Fou has joined Ici d’ailleurs with the release of its first EP, Darling, Darling, Darling (2009… But five years are finally short, compared to the huge way travelled by the Lorraine born personnality. Three EP’s, two albums, many soundtracks for movies/documents/commercials (JR’s « Inside Out, Episode 1 », Jan Balej’s « Little From The Fish Shop », commercial for Google Web Lab…), concerts all over the world (Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Russia, South America…), songs in the playlists of the more demanding DJs, and getting a fame of international size. ≈ But time has not come to make a kind of inventory, as impressive it could be. Because now, Louis is coming back with Deltas, his third album, whose title is a sign of his ambitions : to exalt what is living, to give a new dimension to sound.
≈ This album crystallize all the elements which made Chapelier Fou’s personality, from electronic music to beautiful violin melodies that gave thrills. But it also opens up the realm of possibilities, with his variety of more diversified emotions and his arrangements which are more intense than on his previous deliveries. If Chapelier Fou was once considered as a « sound handyman », now he’s becoming a certified composer with his compositions, arrangements or harmonies. This is not changing overnight but is the result of his ability to feed himself from his expériences. Deltas will not open up on first listenings, as the field of explorations is huge and experimentations are limitless. But immersion will be there. Here, complexity means fascination. And we have to say that the result is unique, as he is supported by its will for experimentation that can not leave the listener cold. Each track is a wonderful and fascinating paradox, where the obvious beauty of the melodies challenges unexpected uncommon structures.
≈ And it always works, for sure. One is captured, impressed by Chapelier Fou’s capacity to integrate so many details and ideas while being so consistent. But there’s always a trace of mystery which embraces his compositions, here more present than ever. We understand less and less what’s going on in his mind, to imagine where his inspiration is coming from. Maybe it’s because his character has never been so impressive. While he’s going further in his approach as a composer, Louis is avoiding the trap of austerity, thanks to a communicative energy and an untouched pleasure to be a relayer. There are so many other things to tell about Deltas, but words are missing now, or at least they can not give him justice yet. We will have to wait for the next album to be able to give a fair view on this one which will never cease to grow up as the years and listenings will pass, but also with the different versions that Louis will made, on stage or elsewhere. More than a record, this is an open window for his music’s possible future. (http://www.kizmaiaz.it/)
MySpace: Ici D'Alleurs/Audioglobe
Par Recueilli par Olivier Brégeard, Le 13/10/2014 05:00, Editions Abonnés — contenu payant
≈ C’est en groupe que le musicien lorrain (lui aussi), jusqu’ici « one man band » en quête de performance, a choisi de présenter « Deltas », splendide troisième album, vécu comme un nouveau départ.TOUR DATES:
♣ Jan 22, 2015 Palác Akropolis Prague, Czech Republic
♣ Jan 31, 2015 NOUVEAU RELAX Chaumont, France
♣ Feb 06, 2015 Centre des arts Enghien Les Bains, France
♣ Feb 07, 2015 THEATRE DE LA VILLE Valence, France
♣ Feb 13, 2015 Le Jardin de Verre Cholet, France
♣ Feb 20, 2015 La Belle Electrique Grenoble, France
♣ Feb 21, 2015 Case à Chocs Neuchâtel, Switzerland
♣ Feb 27, 2015 Rotonde Brussels, Belgium
♣ Mar 05, 2015 UBU Rennes, France
♣ Mar 07, 2015 LE SILEX Auxerre, France
♣ Mar 14, 2015 Le Krakatoa Mérignac, France
♣ Mar 28, 2015 L'Echonova Saint Avé, France
♣ Apr 14, 2015 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, France
♣ Apr 16, 2015 Connexion Live Toulouse, France
♣ Apr 17, 2015 Krakatoa Bordeaux, France
♣ Apr 18, 2015 La Sirene La Rochelle, France