The bizarre Dark Jazz cabaret has opened again. Finally, after years of waiting, the 2nd full length of the sophisticated experimental collective from France will be released. It features vocals of Gaëlle Kerrien (YANN TIERSEN) and all lovers of DAVID LYNCH movies, artists like KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE or BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE and blue cigarette smoke in dark bars will exult again.

Métamanoir sees the band shift from their smooth, minimal and instrumental landscapes on the debut record Parole De Navarre to a more lively and rich sound. Always based upon improvisation and sound research, the solo parts of their music are now embodied by vocals.

The Quartet invited several musicians and singers to record, giving a phantomatic sound with oboe, clarinet, whitewashed drones popping out of the songs. The sheer chants of Zalie Bellacicco – who appeared on the debut album - the deep tone of Ronan Mac Erlaine and the crystal-clear voice of Gaëlle Kerrien (Yann Tiersen's singer on his last Mute album) interlaces with the still dark jazz of the band.

Always influenced by classic 50s cool jazz and the more contemporary noise and experimental styles, the Quartet and his guests built a dreamy card castle who swing and grow deeply rooted in fierce strangeness of David Lynch movies.

Métamanoir has been recorded in their native Britanny country, deep west of France, a land swept by climatic inconstancy fed by wind, rain and mystery. A place which gives the music an overwhelming but beautiful darkness.


released November 11, 2011

METAMANOIR CD/2xLP is released by Denovali records. DEN 110

2xLP comes in a thick matte gatefold cover and includes a free mp3 download. 150 pieces on 180g transparent electric blue vinyl, and 350 pieces on 180g clear vinyl. CD is packed in a thick cardboard cover + a thick printed inner sleeve.

Dale Cooper quartet :
Gael Loison / Yannick Martin / Christophe Mevel

The Dictaphones :
Zalie Bellacicco (voix)
Gaelle Kerrien (voix)
François Lucas (cor anglais)
Ronan Mac Erlaine (voix)
Cyril Pansal (guitare)
Christophe Rocher (clarinettes)
Krystian Sarrau (saxophone)

Metamanoir, joué, enregistré, mixé à Brest par the Dale Cooper quartet. Masterisé à Plouarzel par Boutou prod
Peinture : Elliott all (Buckwheatandgrits.com)
Artwork : ultrarapidecanari.com

All Dale Cooper items at Denovali shop : denovali.com/dalecooper/



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