Vimala Pons & Tsirihaka Harrivel - Victoire Chose
Vimala Pons and Tsirihaka Harrivel are two iconic figures of contemporary circus. Those versatile multi-instrumentalist geeks have been presenting since 2016 their show GRANDE on scenes across France and Europe. In the same vein of the music-hall tradition that they revere, their play, both celebrating and wrestling with love, is peppered with hits engineered with tiny instruments and colossal melodies. After performing for 3 years came the desire to capture in a tangible object the music that mesmerised members of the audience.
Supported by Olivier Demeaux (Heimat, Cheveu, Accident du Travail), in a studio setting, they proceeded to make covers of the variety show themes of GRANDE. Our three tricksters performed, arranged, completed – in one word, fiddled with this one of a kind record, at the crossroads of a movie soundtrack and a conceptual album. You can hear summoned here the psychedelic experimentation of White Noise, the epic Italian soundtracks of Morricone and Rota, or those of their Japanese counterparts Yokohama and Kawai, all entrenched in this quintessentially French underground that ranges from Brigitte Fontaine to La Grande Triple Alliance Internationale de l’Est.
A major piece of shivering and visceral music.