donderdag 2 april 2020

Space Art - Entrevues [new album release]

For April 11th there are scheduled three new album releases on my Deserted Island Music label:

- Mäläskä - First Day of Spring
- REMY - The Other Side
- Space Art - Entrevues

I will spotlight each of these albums on this blog within next couple of days.
Now it's time for the new album by the legendary Space Art.

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Space Art - Entrevues
Deserted Island Music | Limited edition LP | Release date: April 11th, 2020

1. Lunes
2. Psychadeliose
3. Retrouvailles
4. Meteo
5. Inox
6. Atmosphere
7. Space News
8. 2 B
9. Nous Savons Tout (remixed by Diakar)

Entrevues is Space Art’s first studio album since Dominique Perrier's Space Art Tribute (2012).
This new album is initially available as limited edition LP, and consists of two parts.
The first six tracks sound like they were written during the band’s early stages, back in the 70s. Brand new and fresh sounding electronic music compositions, partially co-produced by Tommy Rizzitelli. One of these typical Space Art tracks (Inox) features drums by Tommy’s father Roger - half of the band's original line-up - who passed away in 2010. For the other five of these music pieces, Tommy took place behind his drum kit, and perfectly succeeded to maintain his father's legacy.
To conclude the album, the classical sound makes place for three energetic modern style pieces. Including collaborations with Michel Valy, Marc Hazon and Lilli Lacombe. Familiar faces for anyone who attended any concerts Dominique and his friends in the last decade. Music that has only been performed live so far (Space News), an instrumental of a single track (2B) and a remix of one of the band’s classic themes (Nous Savons Tout), make this album a dynamic and varied journey though time and memories.

Space Art was founded by Dominique Perrier and Roger Rizzitelli.
They are considered pioneers of the French electronic music genre.
The three albums that were released between 1977 and 1981 sold more than 3 million albums worldwide. During this period, Space Art had various chart hits, including Onyx and Speedway.
The band opened and joined Jean Michel Jarre's tour in 1981, being the first Western musicians in the the early post-Mao China.
After having been part of Jarre's concert and studio team for almost three decades, Dominique Perrier quit Jarre's band in 2010. With Space Art Tribute (2012) Dominique gathered musicians for the second phase of Space Art, and pays homage to Roger Rizzitelli and Jannette Woollacott. From that point Space Art did a number of international concerts, had festival appearances, and new music and re-issues of the classic albums were released.

Dominique Perrier and Roger Rizzitelli in 1977 (photo 1), Dominique Perrier (photo 2), Tommy Rizzitelli (photo 3).

Dominique Perrier (1950) might be called a legendary collaborator from Jean-Michel Jarre. Recognized as a keyboard virtuoso, he collaborated on all Jarre's albums from “Rendez-Vous” (1986) to “Oxygène 7-13” (1997), and toured with him until 2010. Dominique was also involved into productions of Christophe, Gipsy Kings, Didier Marouani & Space, Stone Age, and composed a number of movie soundtracks.

Roger “bunny” Rizzitelli (1951-2010) also worked with many artists, including Christophe, Claude Francois, Didier Marouani & Space, Thierry Matioszek, Nicoletta, and Dick Rivers.

Roger's son, Tommy Rizzitelli (1987), partially co-produced Entrevues.
Besides having collaborated with Low Parade, Faze, Goyokin, Bleu Tonerre, Simon Widdowson, and many other artist as a studio musician, he is also educator at Jazz Action Valence.

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