Philippe Petit and Friends:
On Top...

 

DATA


Label
Aagoo Records
Format

CD/LP/Digital
Release Date
May 4 2018
Territory
EU

TRACKLISTING


1. The Hammer + The Compliant Man
2. Interlude
3. BaKalTag
4. U & I
5. Interlude II
6. Black Dog
7. Charleton Sight
8. F. T. C.
9. On top of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacàn

ABOUT THE RELEASE


« On Top » is the fifth Philippe Petit & Friends LP, it was originally thought to become the third part in a trilogy originated by Strings Of Consciousness. When the SOC collective broke up Philippe kept inviting his friends, musicians and singers. The ones he felt were « On Top« . On the first track Philippe, Eugene S. Robinson and Hervé Vincenti give us a tense and at times tender narrative, It plays out like like an old radio drama except it’s urgent and you feel somehow locked in.

On top of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacàn
comes last on the album, it lives up to it’s title, The holy city of Teotihuacan (‘the place where the gods were created’) it is close to Mexico City and was built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. In the track time seems to slow to a crawl, it feels like a « peak  » moment, all clear and beautiful but like any peak it get’s uncomfortable at times. While not without its harsh moments, ultimately this is a gorgeous, intimate and emotive album.

1. The Hammer + The Compliant Man
Eugene S. Robinson : vocals
Hervé Vincenti : electric guitar
Philippe Petit: synths, fuzzed strings, percs, electronics

2. Interlude
Loesha: voices
Rafaelle Rinaudo: electric harp
Karim Tobbi: acoustic guitar
Lydwine Vanderhulst: strings
Philippe Petit: turntables, cymbalom, electronics

3. BaKalTag
Maja Jantar: voices
Rafaelle Rinaudo: electric harp
Andy Diagram : trumpet
Philippe Petit: synths, strings, distortions, electronics

4. U & I
Jad Fair : vocals
Philippe Petit: organ, guitar, electronics
Paul Milhaud: guitar

5. Interlude II
Philippe Petit: percs, guitar, organ

6. Black Dog
Charlie Finke: vocals
Rafaelle Rinaudo: electric harp Hervé Vincenti: guitars, percussion
Philippe Petit: electronics

7. Charleton Sight
Seth Herbert Faergolzia: vocals
Rafaelle Rinaudo: electric harp
Andy Diagram : trumpet
Philippe Petit: chains, synths, strings, percussion, electronics

8. F. T. C.
Lydia Lunch : vocals
Philippe Petit: cymbalom; electric psalterion, synths, electronics

9. On top of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacàn
Heike Aumüller : vocals
Bela Emerson: cello
Hervé Vincenti : guitar
Nicolas Dick: e-bowed guitar Philippe Petit: electronics