BONGO JOE LABEL NIGHTS in Cairo and AlexandriaEgypt
Les Disques Bongo Joe is on tour passing by Germany, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt presenting its various releases and two of its greatest acts: Hyperculte & Cyril Cyril.
In Egypt, they will start with a concert in Alexandria on October 15, at Jesuit Cultural Center, then will come to Cairo to take part of “Mazzika xElSat7” Monthly Music Program at Darb1718. The tour in Egypt and Lebanon is organized in collaboration with Al-Moharek Live Music.
Behind Hyperculte lie Simone Aubert (Massicot) and Vincent Bertholet (Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp). The former whacks her drums with pinpoint precision while the latter tames his double bass, making it thrum in a continuous loop. Together, they hum repetitive and inspired litanies. The result is a hypnotic ball of fire that is contemplative and extraordinarily powerful.
Hyperculte brush with the side of their fists the urgency and audacity of Liquid Liquid, the experimentations of Arthur Russell, the unabashed impetuosity of Neu! and Can, the delirious pop music of Areski and that something ethereal and incantatory from the depths of the breeding grounds of existence.
Cyril Cyril repeats itself as a reflection would in infinite mirrors. A vagabond rumour, borrowed from age old whispers, beyond Mounts Atlas and Ararat, to whomever is willing to hear the echo of thousands of places where melodies hummed by angels and drums are beaten continuously since the birth of mankind. With a banjo, a guitar, strange drums, multiples voices and languages as their sole companions, Cyril Cyril cuts a groove from the soul and transcends, for a few tracks a time, the good manners of damned souls. The tandem, disguised as an ghost-like fanfare, rises like a phoenix on the dance floor