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LP - October 2011 - catalp009

Formed at the beginning of 2010 in London, Ochestre du Montplaisant is Catapulte Records' newest project. Graham Mushnik and Luke Warmcop (Guess What), Juste Voyant and Andrea Pirovano (Pissinboy) all joined forces to elaborate this LP where the fresh sounds of Cumbia, Afro-Cuban grooves and eastern tempos meet with the band's personal songwriting. Three quarters of this full-length vinyl are purely instrumental, might it be for a dancy tune or for a moody cinematic moment. The remaining quarter, sung in Italian, connects this soulful jungle of sounds to a more European field, almost baroque. An eclectic, yet consistent first album for any world-beat aficionado!

1. Le Prince de Babylone
2. Io Ti Amo
3. La Junta
4. Ina
5. Il Becchino
6. Etando Ya Mabina
7. Homenaje a Aurita

8. Las Cumbres
9. Holat Tanyaa
10. Avvicendare
11. Lac Gatun
12. Massanga Ya Mbila
13. Outro

 Masanga Ya Mbila - 2011

  Etando Ya Mabina - 2011


''I put the music on and it blew me away! ''

Cerys Matthews - BBC radio 6
Live session with Cerys Matthews:

''The sounds emanating from those 8 hands were magical. There are hints of African High Life, Guiro-led percussion, an organ playing arabib sounds that I couldn't quite place and a fabulously swinging latin rhythm section''
Simon Landin- Home Spun Show
Read the review here

''Orchestre du Mont-Plaisant are an imaginary super group. Unless you catch them in hi-fidelity “London Easters” real life you’d reckon to be listening to 2 fifths The Doors (sleezy organ and stomp bass) one 5th Hank Marvin, and one splendidly gelling 5th of cajun (ish) accordian. The fifth fifth sets all in head bopping motion with perfectly uncomplicated yet striking chops. An uplifting gem of coalescent enterprise''
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