Participate now and help us make it happen! Thank you!'
Igor Stanislas: Vocals, piano, guitars
Emmanuel MacManus: Guitars, mandolin
Claire Gristwood: Lyrics + backing vocals
Alain Bidotnaude: Drum
Philippe Jeoffroy: Drums
Philippe Henner: Bass
Nastasia De Geer: Backing vocals
Following on from our 2013 album 'Dig for Victory' (CD and vinyl)
we released a pro-environmental activist musical contribution towards COP21 events in Paris at the end of 2014 year in the form of the three-track EP'Disappearing World'
The start of 2016 saw our band members Igor Stanislas, Manu MacManus and lyricist Claire Gristwood back at the studio continuing work on a new album, accompanied by drummer-percussionists Alain Bidotnaude "The Greez" and Philippe Jeoffroy, and by Philippe Henner on bass - several tracks already complete and mastered in the UK by Pete Maher.
This new album is to include seven indie, sometimes progressive, rock tracks recorded at Studio Poptones in Paris with J-C Versari and in the south of France and mixed by Kutch at Quicksilver in St Jean de Luz - two of which, further to the conscious decision to go beyond more traditional track-length barriers, are more instrumental and cinematic.
The next steps will be to get to work with a sound engineer on mixing these two longer tracks, to master four, then find a way of exempting ourselves from the irritating additional SDRM fee charged in France for pressing records!
And so we turn to you and your passion for music in the hope of your financial support.....
For your interest here are one or two extracts:
THE MAN WITH NO NAME
BE THE ONE
SUNSHINE IS RISING ON YOU
With an obvious nostalgia for vinyl plus a firm belief in its sustainability and incomparable sound transmission quality, our plan is for the album to be released on vinyl with a digital download coupon.
(See album cover work in progress below.)
We've so far been lucky enough to have had the invaluable help of a number of artist/photographer/designer volunteers but it's a tall order trying to achieve one's goals relying solely on people being available and willing to help without being paid. So here we are, giving things a try with Kiss Kiss Bank Bank and hoping for your support.
WE PLAY LIVE
WE NEED YOU NOW-(official)
Here are some of the bands and composers who put IGOR AND THE HIPPIE LAND on the right path and made us what we are today: The Beatles, The band, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Midlake,The Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Who, Pearl Jam, Carole king, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul Mac Cartney, The Wings, The Clash, The Beach boys, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Blue Oster Cult, The Doors, The Who, Jerry Garcia, folk music 60's, 70's, Classic Rock. Pearl Jam, Alice in chains, Fleet Foxes, English, Americans songwriters, Classical composers, Beethoven, Wagner, Schubert, Litsz, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Satie, Debussy, Ravel.Philip Glass Ennio Morricone.