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    Posted: July 09 2017 at 09:52
A few days ago, the legendary avant-rock band Aksak Maboul under the lead of Marc Hollander performed in Lublin, Poland together with the singer Véronique Vincent, as a part of "Inne Brzmienia" festival.

The band consisted of Marc Hollander, who played keyboards and operated all sorts of electronic machinery, Veronique Vincent, who sang on about 80% of the numbers, Aksak Maboul guitarist Lucien Fraipont and members of the band Aquaserge, which records under Hollander’s Crammed Discs label.

It was a phenomenal concert, one of the best I’ve been to this year. The set kept great balance between synth-pop sensibilities of the Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul project, the latter’s avant-garde studio explorations, and collective modal improvisation. The music went from as far as something reminding of 20th century avant-garde opera to jams reminiscent of The Doors. All in all, a fantastic experience. Some of the pieces I did not recognize (I had not investigated the ‘Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul’ albums), but the last piece before the encore was a variation on my favorite piece by the band, the nearly-proto-techno (Mit 1) Saure Gurke (Aus 1 Urwald Gelockt).

I also got to talk to Marc Hollander for half a minute before the concert, telling I was a big fan of his music and I was really looking forward to seeing him play. He seemed like a very kind and warm person.

Here are a few videos from the concert. I apologize for bad sound quality, it was very loud.



Side note: I did not put "Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul" in the thread title, because that would have been too long if I wanted to also write the place and the date.

Side note #2: During this amazing festival, I also got a chance to see Tuxedomoon, Wacław Zimpel, and the amazing Mulatu Astatke play, among many.



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And a few pictures...


Marc Hollander's glorious Farfisa Professional Duo














...and yours truly with his purchase.

(photographs and videos courtesy of Jerzy Kutnik)


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Love that band Thumbs Up Can't wait the lp reissue of their second album, their best in my opinion. I talked to Marc once on the phone. He was interested by producing a musical project of mine and a friend. Unfortunately that never came through. Nice person as you say, open mind. 
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Love that band Thumbs Up Can't wait the lp reissue of their second album, their best in my opinion. I talked to Marc once on the phone. He was interested by producing a musical project of mine and a friend. Unfortunately that never came through. Nice person as you say, open mind. 

I like both of them, though I know the debut a bit better. And that a very interesting story! It's a shame he did not produce it in the end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 03:09
Great little review Tymon - I wish I could've been there.

Most of these old school musicians are actually a lot easier to meet and talk to than what most fans think. As long as you keep the conversation directed at their music you'll more than likely have a friend for the moment/night.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 03:34
I never heard of them but with "maboul" in their name it could only be interesting Tongue I'll have to look into them more. Nice review! Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Great little review Tymon - I wish I could've been there.

Most of these old school musicians are actually a lot easier to meet and talk to than what most fans think. As long as you keep the conversation directed at their music you'll more than likely have a friend for the moment/night.

Oh and I have done 3 posts previous to this WITHOUT captchas - I am hoping this trend will soldier on.

Thank you! Smile And that's very much true. Musicians love hearing from their music's enthusiasts (surprising, innt?LOL).
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

I never heard of them but with "maboul" in their name it could only be interesting Tongue I'll have to look into them more. Nice review! Thumbs Up

I had not known what the word meant until I read your message, to be honest. Tongue They're a great band, I have a feeling you might really enjoy their first album. And thank you! Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flight123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2017 at 03:54
Wow!  What a great document of the gig.  One band I have never seen (in any shape or form).  Reminded me a bit of Stereolab in places...  Thanks for this!
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Originally posted by Flight123 Flight123 wrote:

Wow!  What a great document of the gig.  One band I have never seen (in any shape or form).  Reminded me a bit of Stereolab in places...  Thanks for this!

Thank you! Haven't investigated Stereolab enough to say for sure, but I can see where you are coming from. They are a great band to see live and I recommend you do if you get a chance. And you are welcome! Smile

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