The Wedding Soundtrack was at the beginning, a solo project going form suicidal pop to antifolk, where friends gave help sometimes. The man and his project have survived and come back with a new shape. The Wedding Soundtrack is now a trio. The six-legs beast pursues its running in music, pounces sometimes on stretchers, fires at its own ambulance and of everything (of the piano, the violin, the battery (drum kit), the banjo, the kazoo, limp with rhythm and lots of other thingummies). Naturally, the music feels the effects of it, in a waltz where furies make some hand-to-hand fight with sweetness, where we enjoy ourselves with despair. Simon (violinist of Luis Francesco Arena and one-man band of the group), Mathilde (drums) and Clement (voice and guitar) propose a music full of life with feast and hangovers, walks in the woods and shouts at night. The relative instrumental debauchery of the trio, puts up with minimalist intentions, short songs and an idea of demonstration as well remote from the group as, let us say, the atolls of Tuvalu are it of Combes la ville (French godforsaken).
It took 3 years to give birth to a follow up to « poland ». Now it’s done and called Na Na Na Ro. During those 3 years simon kept learning how to play new instruments, mathilde took full responsability on the drums and clement kept writing a presposterous number of songs. During those 3 years the band kept widening their musical range but never indulged themselves to cheap and alluring collages.
Further good news, as a tradition in the band, a 4th member joined in after this 3rd record, is name is vivien and he met with the wedding soundtrack at a common gig with his former band, via dubai.
NA NA NA RO
1. your hand
1. Even ouverture
SING ALONG BEFORE YOU DROWN
The unknown feeling est présent dans la play-list de la compilation Sounds from an old country.