Windsleepers / La Fiancee Du Pirate
Album: La Fiancee Du Pirate   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Windsleepers   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Shaa Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-11-12 Pull Date: 2007-01-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 14 Nov 26
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2010: Memory Select
Exit N
3. Nov 24, 2006: Memory Select
Exit N
2. Jan 12, 2007: Memory Select
Exit N
4. Nov 22, 2006: Morning Glory
Winter Walk

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-11-05
Female vocals and soprano sax, in a fusion-y setting that's got a bit too much synth. The mostly wordless singing harkens back to that '60s jazz style, those "floating with the universe" songs with really complicated melody and unrhyming lyrics (see 6) ... if you dig that, you'll be at home here. Large sections feel improvised here, including some aggressive free-jazz moments (2,3) and segments of European-style improv (the band is from France and Germany). It's experimental and a little cheesy at once.

1- Sparse blip, 42 seconds
2- Fast wild jumble. Last half turns slower and surreal
3- Dark, chaotic attack. Fast.
4- Mid/fast floating. Catchy bass riff, soprano sax, female vocal. Silent stop about 5 minutes in before a mood change to sour, abrasive sounds. Ends in "nice" mode again.
5- Slow and strange, sparse.
6- Light and breezy, gets into a ferocious group jam. w/lyrics.
7- Floaty slow. Oddly bouncy vocal riff in the middle, kinda catchy
8- Mid/fast, a '70s straight-jazz feel. Fast electric piano solo; gets crazy from there
9- Slow, dark... maybe even spooky
10- Abstract, untethered improv. Slow, disjoint.

Track Listing
1. Xtine's Dream   6. The Wind Sleepers
2. La Fiancee Du Pirate   7. Isetta Go
3. Exit N   8. Winter Walk
4. Dance On A Cloud   9. Blue Mood
5. Chimeres   10. Incertitude Mireille