MeTal​-​O​-​PHoNe

by Collectif Coax

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    MeTaL-O-PHoNe is a French experimental avant-jazz trio. Distortion, feedback, delay. All once the exclusive property of guitarists but no more and their usage have opened up intriguing possibilities across the instrumental spectrum.
    In applying them to the vibraphone, Benjamin Filament has found sound something wild in the heart of an instrument so often typecast as polite and mannered.

    The bright colours have given way to darker matter, buzzing with overtones and ambiguous pitches, and spiritually connecting the vibes back to its distant relatives like the Javanese gamelan, Tibetan singing bowls and African thumb pianos.

    The other two thirds of MeTaL-O-PHoNe respond accordingly, and bassist Joachim Florent and drummer Elie Duris give no quarter in creating a swirling tempest of rhythms and textures that’s perfectly in sync with this altered percussive landscape.

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Benjamin Flament, Joachim Florent, Elie Duris

"Parisian outfit MeTal-O-PHoNe (there is a tendency among jazz acts to hyphenate like they are soloing with punctuation) were definitely of the fiery variety Total metallers Mention vibraphones, and people perhaps think of gentle, contemplative music making – not here.
Bluesy, swaggering bass lines from Joachim Florent reel around the band like a mean drunk looking to pick a fight, the metallic edge of the vibraphones punching through, while drums hold the shape down and deliver their own bit of complex, rhythmic darkness. There is enough groove here to run a locomotive on, and MeTal-O-PHoNe make music with an intensity and an aggression that is difficult to match. Musicians watching this band immediately want to go home and practise (two members of Ambush Party made no attempt to contain their enthusiasm in the front row); those who don’t play, probably
want to start."
Laurence Macki

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released October 3, 2010

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Collectif Coax Paris, France

COAX is a musicians cooperative;its bands are engaged in a modern approach, with aim of sharing, connecting its music between audience and artists.
Diversity of artistic proposals places it at the crossroad of a multiplicity of styles, from free acoustic modern music to violent electric noise and chaotic jazz.
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