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L’Étrangleuse

Hybrid-Noise

Team

Mélanie Virot
harp, vocal
Maël Salètes
guitare, jeli n’goni, vocal
Léo Dumont
percussions
Sébastien Guichard
(La Fraise) 
sound
Jean-Christophe Cochard
lights

Contact

Thibault Gléréan
tour@la-curieuse.com
+33 (0)6 60 68 26 08

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Neither rock, world or folk, the sound of L’Etrangleuse has built bridges. Harp, guitar and jeli n'goni : a makeshift alliance, creative constraints and a constant challenge.

For the last ten years, Mélanie Virot and Maël Salètes have combined the pedal harp and the electric guitar to create the music of L’Étrangleuse, drawing inspiration from the traditional music of a country that doesn’t exist.
Tirelessly trapping the magic of almost nothing with two instruments that per se seem to have nothing in common, they increasingly tour in unexpected places. From this confrontation, a sort of chamber post-rock has emerged, a contemplative punk hymn to African music from the Arctic circle, a modal soundtrack and outwith the modes of a long waking dream.

Seven years after their first album and three years after “Memories To Come” (produced by John Parish), the duo has conceived a third disc, “Dans Le Lieu Du Non-Où” (“In The Place Of No-Where”), completely sung in French and recorded at home. From dances of enchantment to end-of-the-world ballads, their new repertoire gives pride of place to the rotations of the jeli n’goni (Malian lute), while the harp borrows saturation and breaks from the electric guitar. The raw and natural sound offers a total immersion in what the group generates best on stage, where the duo is now accompanied by a percussionist.

Next dates
jan. 09

Le Coq Tail – Grenoble (38)
hors Curieuse

feb. 06

Espace Mandela – La Seyne sur Mer (83)

Videos

Ville en flamme - video clip
Doesn't matter / RFI
Herbes folles / Backstage - France 3
Coïncidences / Backstage - France 3

Albums

Dans le Lieu du non-où

2019
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Mélanie Virot harp, vocal
Maël Salètes vocal, guitar, jeli n’goni, percussions, textes (except 3 Claude Lévi-Strauss in “Tristes Tropiques”)

Seven years after their first album and three years after “Memories To Come” (produced by John Parish), the duo has conceived a third disc, “Dans Le Lieu Du Non-Où” (“In The Place Of No-Where”), completely sung in French and recorded at home. From dances of enchantment to end-of-the-world ballads, their new repertoire gives pride of place to the rotations of the jeli n’goni (Malian lute), while the harp borrows saturation and breaks from the electric guitar.

Price : 17€
Order : commande@la-curieuse.com

Dans le Lieu du non-où

1. Coincidences
2. Ville en Flamme
3. Par sa Genèse
4. Charcenne
5. Vertige et Vérité
6. Herbes Folles
7. Bois l’Eau
8. Silence
9. Messine
10. Dans le Lieu du Non-Où
11. L’Arrivée
12. Loisieux

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
Distribution l’Autre Distribution
Recording & mix La Fraise à La Baume-Cornillane
Mastering Mathieu Monnot
Draw Pauline Souchaud
Artwork Pierre Chanel & Pauline Souchaud

Promenade / Parasol

2017
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New songs by L’Etrangleuse with two invited singers Rachael Dadd and Gabi Kenderessi. Include download of the digital bonus track innocent.

Mélanie Virot harp
Maël Saletes guitare
Rachael Dadd vocal
Gabi Kenderesi vocal
John Parish drums, shaker

Promenade / Parasol

Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl
Face A : Promenade
Face B : Parasol

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Credits

Promenade :

Production John Parish
Label Les Disques de Plomb
Recorded and mixed by  John Paris & Ali Chant
Toy Box Studios in Bristol, 2015

Parasol :
Recorded and mixed by
Fred “Brain” Monestier
La Bobine, Grenoble (FR), 2011

Memories to come

2015
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In testing their singular edifice in the crucible of the stage, the duo has forged an expertise whose limits are stretched by this new album ‘Memories To Come’. Advancing along the same tightrope, succeeding, mastering and venturing further. All of which was guided by the ear of the English producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Dominique A, among others).

Mélanie Virot harp, vocal
Maël Saletes guitare, vocal, jeli n’goni
G.W. Sok vocal on « Caged Bird »
John Parish drums, bongos, bass, piano, tambourin, synth on 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Memories to come

1. Do I
2. The I try
3. Noise / Silence
4. Doesn’t Matter
5. Coincidence
6. L’un languit
7. Drifting around
8. Ed
9. Who we are
10. Caged bird

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
John Parish
Labels Les Disques de Plomb
Red Wig
Distribution l’Autre Distribution
Recorded by Ali Chant
Mixed by John Parish & Ali Chant
Toy box Studios in Bristol
Mastered by John Parish & Shawn Joseph (Optimum Mastering Bristol)

 

Self titled

2012
Order

Mélanie Virot harp, vocal
Maël Saletes guitare, vocal
Aymeric Krol calebasse on 2, 3, 4, 10, 12
G.W. Sok vocal on « Dead bodies under christmas trees » and « Writer’s Blog »

Self titled

1. (…)
2. All the things
3. Dear
4. Meeting withe the Kankouran
5. Janvier
6. Kasyak Lubvie
7. Television
8. Writer’s blog
9. Dead bodies under christmas trees
10. Corner of the eyes
11. Collision time
12. If I crawl

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Credits

Production & label Undergrouille, Les Disques de Plomb
Recorded and mixed by Brain
Mastered by Matthieu Monnot
(Eyemat Mastering Studio Lyon)