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BAND/AUTHOR:

LINE

(FRANCE)

TITLE:
A WALK ABOVE CLOUDS
RELEASE DATE:
2018
LABEL:
AUTRE LABEL
GENRE:
ALTERNATIVE_ROCK
""A Walk Above The Clouds" therefore invites you to discover a 'Trip-Hop' journey that is first and foremost accessible."
CALGEPO - 12.06.2019 -
The trip-hop that emerged in the 90s gave birth to famous bands such as Portishead, Morcheeba, Archive (in its early days). More than any other style, it blends more into the notion of a collective in which everyone contributes to the building from composition to mixing. Since these years of genesis, the style has expanded and merged with rock (Radiohead, Queens Of The Stone Age, Gorillaz) to enrich it with its modernity. Line, a six-member French collective, follows in the footsteps of these elders who have long proven their worth. The combo proposes an EP "A Walk Above Clouds" released at the beginning of this year.

If Line uses electronic sounds created with the help of machines to make his EP, he doesn't forget the organic and especially the musicality. The set of tracks that compose it is melodic and picks out of genres to which the trip hop brings a quite singular relief. The listener enters this disc greeted by quasi-tribal rhythms, rather warm whereas he could have expected a rather cold introduction. 'Like A Picture' sounds extremely modern with a whispered air that easily comes to mind, well helped by a multivoice chorus of the most beautiful effect making it endearing. So the album doesn't fall into negative or nonchalant. From his listening there emerges a positive feeling even in 'Spleen' which is rather playful, contrasting with the idea of depression that accompanies the genre. The track begins gently to take on power as the volume increases, both in terms of sound and instruments. 

One of Line's good ideas is to keep a relatively pop aspect in the way he writes compositions that have an accessible framework as in 'Try' with its pretty electric guitar line and vocals that remind us a little of PJ Harvey. 'The Plan' is built on a southern rock rhythm and a fascinating instrumental bridge. However, the collective does not forget the less immediate trip-hop roots, particularly in what constitutes the highlight of the EP, 'Flesh',, magnificent in density and madness as an echo of Björk's work, especially in the more expressive and varied vocals.  The more the EP moves forward, the denser the tracks are, as if Line invites the listener to gently enter a more complex universe than it seems, until the ecstasy brought by "Laces" in which Johanna is amazing with intonations close to "Skin" (Skunk Anansie) of the most beautiful effect.

"A Walk Above The Clouds" therefore invites you to discover a musical journey that is first and foremost accessible. The work accomplished by the musicians as the vocals is remarkable for its coherence and richness. Both accessible and demanding, Line is a band with a bright future and reinvents a style that has long remained underestimated.

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/linegroupmusic/

VIDEO

SIMILAR BANDS

ARCHIVE, RADIOHEAD, MORCHEEBA, PORTISHEAD

TRACK LISTING

01. Like A Picture - 4:04
02. Spleen - 3:27
03. Try - 4:26
04. The Plan - 3:18
05. Flesh - 4:12
06. Laces - 4:00


LINEUP

Christophe Ponsolle: Basse
Edouard Bertrand: Claviers
Fabien Tournier: Batterie
Johanna Luz: Chant
Mikael Torren: Percussions
Pierre Planas: Guitares


TAGS:
90's, Easy Listening / FM, Electro, Indépendant
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