Etienne de la Sayette - Im So Cool In Seoul

Composer/arranger/producer Etienne de la Sayette is a frenetic globe-trotter and a relentless collector of musical instruments. Founder and headhunter of, among others, the Frix and Baeshi Bang (reviewed here) groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live musician, nonetheless, he still manages to find the time for audio production, remixes and synch music. Here's the first single of his solo project under his own name, a duet of spiritual jazz delicacies connecting Addis Ababa, Paris and Seoul.

Things starts with 'I'm So Cool In Seoul', the soundtrack to a very pleasant, relaxing road-movie. Close your eyes. You're in a taxi, in the streets of Seoul, Korea. It's the early hours, the day has just barely started. The sun is slowly rising to some deep, soul jazz funkyness. In the background you hear some Zimbabwean mbira… when suddenly, out of nowhere, 'Lord Bougainvillard' arrives on the scene. The mbira is still playing, but the scenery has morphed into a kind of out of hand chamber afrobeat ‪paying homage to‬ an imaginary explorer. Or is that Etienne de la Sayette messing with your mind? Open you eyes. Play it again. Search for the details. It's all in the details.

Out there.

Etienne de la Sayette - Im So Cool In Seoul
Etienne de la Sayette - I'm So Cool In Seoul / Lord Bougainvillard
(Digital Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS068-D, 2014-12-30

Tracklisting :
01. I'm So Cool In Seoul 3:27
02. Lord Bougainvillard 3:58

Credits :
Composed, arranged and recorded by Etienne de la Sayette
Published by Alter-K
Mixed by Cristian Sotomayor
Mastered by Fabien Girard
All instruments by Etienne de la Sayette
Excepted :
I'm So Cool In Seoul : Loic Réchard : guitar, Max G : bells, Max W : drums
Lord Bougainvillard : David Georgelet : drumsv © 2014 Etienne de la Sayette / Paris DJs

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