After two years playing as a quartet, we go back to studio in order to record a second album, entitled "les animaux et les choses" ("the animals and the things). It's time for to put in the box these stories we lived together during the our trips, which have seen Zlabya develop and affirm itself.
With the traditional danse as basis and the bal as playground, we explore many other influences as jazz and world music, to draw our own landscapes. Each tune is for us a story, with its characters and its decor. That's the way we build our music, based on Raphaël's compositions that we evolve and arrange together
"Les animaux et les choses" will be a travel book, a shaken forest, an invitation to danse, a versatile and pictural album, gathering our four personalities. We'll tell about wild islands, hair fires, stormy clouds and many other stories inspired by people we met during our tours.
Raphaël Decoster - Diatonic Accordion
Theo Kaiser - Guitar, Trumpet
Jean-Baptiste Guerrier - Upright Bass
Florian Huygebaert – Percussions
After collaborating on many occasions with the scottish fiddler and singer Kate Young, we are happy to share that she'll be our guest for a couple of tunes!
We'll be recording from the 9th to the 13th of March with Maxime Blésin at the Studio Orfena, close to Brussels, in co-production with Bemol Productions.