Les Tailleurs de Notes
Catalog reference number: IPS 0412.
Vinyl 12 inches release date: April, 2012. Out of print.
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« I don't know this band « Les Tailleurs de Notes » (quarriers
of notes). It is probably by mistake that Denis Tagu from
InPolySons asked me to give a presentation of « Les Tailleurs
de Notes ». But, it does not matter ; it is said these musicians
do not know the music either... And thus they follow the long
tradition of the Portsmouth Sinfonia Orchestra, which members
where as famous as Brian Eno, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman
or Steve Beresford. These « Tailleurs » remind also those
self-taught musicians such like The Shaggs, an exentric girls
band from Fremont, New Hampshire.
One says that the local environment of « Les Tailleurs de Notes »
consists of coal tips and mining villages in the north of France;
places where popular musical societies, brass bands and harmony
orchestras are very important. Except the « Tailleurs de Notes »
brass band is a bit weird ; yes, there are all the expected wind
instruments such as alto and baritone saxophones, euphonium and
clarinet, but they are mixed with traditional rock instruments (bass
and electric guitars, drums) and even a ukulele, funny little 4-string
guitar originated from Hawai but that diffused all over the world.
Anyway, I pretty like this name : it corresponds well to their
music which is not manufactured in a factory or within a laboratory,
even not in smart lounges. Better, these women and men construct
all the notes by hand, using chisels and hammers of different kind,
sometimes handsaws and billhooks; but always with very strong natural
materials and garanty 100% with no errors. » Dominique Grimaud,