Le Temps d'une Étincelle welcomes you in the tribe...
In a world that modernises French musical culture and transports you between musics of the world, poetry, blended rhythms, precisely crafted lyrics and mellifluous instruments...
3 artists who love performing on stage and offer you a show that gives its rightful place to the spoken word and live art, between laughter and nostalgia, beautiful escapes and everyday life. Come and enjoy this eclectic universe, dance and share in its generous and exhilarating energy!
Album review from an irish Uker:
This first album from Le temps d'une étincelle his the ground running from the very start with an intro that sounds like you're going to be riding the rails in the American Old West. It's just the first of many memorable musical journeys on this album! Armand with his trusty ukulele, harmonica (and hair pick!) leads the band with music and singing. His ukulele playing is effortless both while playing rhythm and finger picking melodies (as a very amateur ukulele musician myself I know I will never master the instrument like he has!) While some of the publicity pushes the ukulele as the main instrument in the band, each of the band members is a virtuoso on their respective instruments and get plenty of moments to shine. My favourite of the tracks at present is Altitude as it has a range of interlocking melodies that dance around and yet compliment each other. The album overall brims with life and energy, a treat for the ears from start to finish!
Album review from Nick Cody :
The trio Le Temps d’une Étincelle is Armand Charlot and his two associates: guitarist Thibaut Dasté and bassist-percussionist Bruno Rodrigues. I confess to always having some apprehension when reviewing uke based music as a great deal of it (not all of it) tends to be very similar and or quirky covers of classic songs, old blues reinvented and other attempts that don’t sound great to my ears.
I was pleasantly surprised on this winter Sunday morning to hear an album that is very well recorded and created with some really good musical attention. There is a good range of material that kicks off with a great driving track and doesn’t let up for the rest of the album. The instruments compliment each other and there’s a lot of space in the recordings with the vocals front and centre in the mix.
These guys can certainly play and are musicians who happen to include the ukulele among their instruments, rather than consider themselves “ukulele players” Crucially all the music is original rather than re-treading songs we have heard a thousand times before.
The stand out tracks is Elle et pour moi which has a great compliment of instruments which don’t clutter the track. The harmonica on this and the opening track work to great effect with the other instruments giving them a unique sound. If I were to offer any constructive advice, it would be to explore some different tempos, but aside from that, this album makes for an enjoyable listening experience.
I suspect these guys would be great to see live as well