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    Frdric Lpe - Vent Pluie et Sable (Wind, Rain and Sand)

    A beautiful self-recorded album that Frdric Lpe has generously put on Bandcamp for free - surely worth at least a euro for anyone who'd like to download it or stream it via the app.

    https://laspada.bandcamp.com/album/v...ain-and-sand-2

    As he recently posted on Facebook:

    "More than 20 years ago I composed this album inspired by african music. A few months later I almost lost my left hand in a car accident. Ive been able to recover and decided to give this music away for free, at that time with Real Player (who remembers that?). I had completely forgotten that it was also on Bandcamp, as free download as well Enjoy!"

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    Thanks JKL2000!
    Really appreciate it!.

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    You're welcome!

    I should have said below it's worth half a euro if you want to download it - half a euro is the least you can enter. But it's free to stream it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    A few months later I almost lost my left hand in a car accident. Ive been able to recover ...
    I was working with Philharmonie during that era. This was a terrible, terrible thing. You can't imagine how bad that accident was and what a miracle of modern medicine it is that not only does Frederic have his hand, but he is able to continue as a (great) guitarist.

    [breathes sigh of relief and stress just thinking about it again...]
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    I will check that out.
    His work with Yang is top notch.
    I love the Philharmonie music.
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    Nice. I will download and make a decent contribution. Just got a Kora recently, this kinda fits into that realm actually. Thanks for the tip!
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    Got it. Thanks for the link.
    Paid him too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I was working with Philharmonie during that era. This was a terrible, terrible thing. You can't imagine how bad that accident was and what a miracle of modern medicine it is that not only does Frederic have his hand, but he is able to continue as a (great) guitarist.
    Shit, I had no idea! And L'pe is indeed one badass player - and always was.

    Thanks for posting this, J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Shit, I had no idea! And L'pe is indeed one badass player - and always was.

    Thanks for posting this, J.
    Happy to pass it on - I'm glad it got a lot of attention. I didn't know about that injury either, but it was a fairly long time ago - lucky for all that it healed successfully.
    Last edited by JKL2000; 02-17-2018 at 02:45 PM.

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    This is my first hearing of Frdric. Sounds great! Look forward to digging into him some more.

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    ^ You'd do well to check out his classic 70s band, Shylock - and then Philharmonie and Yang, two of his later offsprings.

    His Yang stuff is actually just as solid as 'em ol' 'locks - IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    ^ You'd do well to check out his classic 70s band, Shylock - and then Philharmonie and Yang, two of his later offsprings.

    His Yang stuff is actually just as solid as 'em ol' 'locks - IMO.

    Agree!
    For example:

    - Shylock:
    .Gialorgues (1977)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdOG2tp-hRg
    . Ile De Fievre. (1978)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nTOhJKPw3A

    - Philharmonie.
    http://cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/philharmonie.html

    - Yang.
    https://yang1.bandcamp.com/


    Nothing but excellent music Vic!!.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, Scrotum and TCC!

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

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    This showed up in one of my inboxes today, looks promising:
    Some news from Berlin about

    *YANG*

    Four titles of our next album are composed, first meeting/rehearsal
    about it in April on the French Riviera!

    Yang will perform 2 concerts in August in France:

    Aug. 4th “Rock au Chateau“ festival at 17:30
    Chateau de Villersexel 63 Place de L’Htel de Ville - 70400 Hericourt -
    France
    Check their website, we are in good company!
    https://www.rockauchateau.fr/programmation-2018/

    Aug. 18th “Crescendo Festival“ at 19:00
    Esplanade du Conci 104 avenue de la grande cote, 17420
    Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, France - Free entrance!
    Website: http://festival-crescendo.com/prog-2018/

    In the meantime you can buy Yang albums and support us on
    http://www.yanggroup.fr/index.html
    Bandcamp https://yang1.bandcamp.com
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yangmusique
    Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/2mr5lsBpkKjWGVRvDA9oVY
    And of course ITunes, Amazon etc.
    _________

    *Frdric L’pe*

    I am currently working on the release of my fourth solo compositions
    album, “The Empty Room“ hoping for a release in early 2019. Maybe the
    same year could see the release of my “Sketches for Images“.

    You can have some ideas of how it sounds there:
    https://soundcloud.com/fredericlepee...the-empty-room
    https://soundcloud.com/user-laspada

    I momentarily stopped my Berliner new music ensemble E-Werk for some
    conceptual reasons but…

    A new Rock/New Music band is about to come out in Berlin! First
    gathering planned soon, further news will come in April.

    Thanks and cheers!
    Frdric
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    Great to read that Yang is continuing forward.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

    Never let good music get in the way of making a profit.

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    More Yang News:

    Dear friends,

    It’s been a while!

    News from:

    *YANG*

    Despite the fact that we had to cancel our concert at “Rock au Chateau“
    festival, due to Volodia’s knee surgery, we had a very “Yang“ summer.

    Crescendo Festival was tremendous, meeting lots of fans, many musicians
    and making new friends.

    We also played in Nice, our birth town, as Tony MacAlpine support band.
    An occasion to see that our audience there was increasing and enthusiastic.

    No concerts planned before 2019. But the next album is growing well.
    Maybe some rehearsals about it before the end of the year.

    Stay tuned on:

    http://www.yanggroup.fr/index.html
    Bandcamp https://yang1.bandcamp.com
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Yanggroup
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yangmusique
    Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/2mr5lsBpkKjWGVRvDA9oVY
    ________________________________
    *
    **Frdric L’pe*

    I have recently compiled the experiments around the composition of my
    piece for electric guitar quartet "Etude Campanologique n3". One of
    these experimentations will feature on the upcoming album "I Never
    Metaguitar 5" produced by the guitarist Elliott Sharp.

    A selection of 8 other pieces will be released under the name:
    "Campaniles Etendus" (Stretched out Campaniles), and will be available
    soon on Bandcamp, as well as "Sketches for Images".

    In December I will perform in Moscow with *Steppe Scape*, World Music
    band with the throat singer Radik Tyulyush (Huun-Huur-Tu), the Buryat
    singer Namgar Lhasaranova, the Russian singer Angela Manukyan, Markus
    Reuter on touch guitar and Merlin Ettore on drums.
    The concert we made with this band in Kazakhstan in June was for me very
    exciting. I have a lot of fun performing that music!

    Cheers!
    Frdric
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    More Yang news:
    Dear friends,

    *YANG:*

    Download and streaming are nowadays inescapable ways to sell and buy
    music. Almost all of us use it.

    But physical releases remain valuable objects which presence some of us
    still need (not to mention the audio quality ;-)). And these represent
    also the best way we musicians know to earn a living.
    *Yang* still have in stock many CDs, DVD and vinyls and for this
    end-of-year period we decided to offer a 30% discount for every purchase
    of any 2 items packs featuring on our store page: CD, vinyl, DVD and
    t-shirt. This offer will last until December 31st 2018.

    http://yanggroup.fr/store.html

    If some of your relatives still have nothing from Yang, *Christmas* is
    the perfect time to fix it!

    And don't forget to subsribe to our Youtube and Spotify channels!:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Yanggroup
    http://open.spotify.com/artist/2mr5lsBpkKjWGVRvDA9oVY
    *
    *))))))))))))))))))))))))*

    **Frdric L'pe*

    As I did for Yang above, here isan announcement about my own work:

    Those who are interested in my music can now get my full digital solo
    discography (7 albums) on Bandcamp at special price.Just click on any
    album and scroll down!
    It is the best way to support my work (which I know many of you already
    do!) and to warm yourself up during this chilly winter.
    http://laspada.bandcamp.com/

    I take that opportunity to copy the link to my last YouTube video, an
    electric guitar version of the Presto from J.S. Bach Sonata for Violin
    in G minor, BWV 1001.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFCEtaCK3_o

    You are very welcome to suscribe to my channel!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjs...3ufRvU_pEmHWWQ

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy celebrations!

    Frdric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I was working with Philharmonie during that era. This was a terrible, terrible thing. You can't imagine how bad that accident was and what a miracle of modern medicine it is that not only does Frederic have his hand, but he is able to continue as a (great) guitarist.

    [breathes sigh of relief and stress just thinking about it again...]

    Wow, did not know about that before now! This hits home for me personally as back in 1993 I nearly severed two fingers of my left hand, and I had been playing guitar (quite seriously) for almost 10 years at that point. Thankfully, the company I worked for (where I suffered the injury) made sure I was able to get the best hand surgeon available in California (where I lived at the time) for me and after about 6 months of recovery I was back to playing at quite close to the level I had been before the injury. Of course, I've never been at the level of someone like Frederic, but nonetheless I can certainly relate to how that feels, knowing you may never play as well (if at all) again. I was prepared to learn to play left handed, though fortunately I didn't have to.

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    Without having any knowledge that this thread was going to rise again (really) we just happened to make Philharmonie's final album "Le Dernier Mot" our $5.00 Friday special.

    To take advantage of the sale go to the link, hit BUY DIGITAL ALBUM and put the code "FIVE" into the discount code box. Voila. Instant $5.00 album.

    But you have to do it by midnight on Sunday. Ho Ho Ho!
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    More L'pe updates:
    Dear friends,

    2019 will see the release of at least two of my five ongoing projects:

    The first one, very dear to me, is the solo album "The Empty Room", that
    I started to compose as a tribute paid to deceased people whom I
    cherisch. It has been a long process, as since 2010 I lost almost every
    year someone close to my heart. These eleven titles are inspired by
    leaving, grief, loss and respect paid to ancestors.

    A sample track is available here:
    https://soundcloud.com/fredericlepee/treasured-wounds

    I am still in the process of finding the right cover art for this
    release. I want it to be a perfect match with the music and the name of
    the album (if you have some ideas...).

    As a parallel to it will be released the album of improvisations
    "Campanologie", a collection of experiments made about and around the
    composition of my piece "Etude Campanologique n3" for electric guitar
    quartet.

    I also released last december on Bandcamp the album "Sketches for
    Images", 15 short pieces related to visual arts and mixed by Markus Reuter.

    https://laspada.bandcamp.com/album/s...s-for-images-2

    I wish you a exciting and beautiful year!

    Frdric
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    ^ interesting. I'm in for checking it out.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

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    Happy to support this. I thoroughly enjoyed Philharmonie and Yang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    ^ interesting. I'm in for checking it out.
    +1 and thanks Mark for the H.U.!.

    Regards!
    Last edited by TCC; 01-14-2019 at 09:31 AM.

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    Yet more news:
    Dear friends,

    As I stated on my previous message, my new solo album "The Empty Room"
    will be release in May 2019.

    I am launching a crowdfunding campaign to help me fund mastering and
    manufacturing of the album.

    For those among you not familiar with crowdfunding, the principle is to
    directly involve people who are potentially interested in the product,
    idea or service, in that case those who would probably buy our work, by
    offering them a pre-sale of the record along with other compensations to
    their participation.

    It is a good way for me to release this album without being engaged with
    a record label.

    It is a direct trading between the producer and the consumer, more, the
    consumer becomes an actor by taking part in the making of the project he
    supports!

    If you choose to help me releasing my next album, please visit my
    Indiegogo page:
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/f...m/x/20515089#/

    The video there is in French but subtitled in English.

    You are welcome with any question or comment.

    Thanks!

    Frdric
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