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Honey & Groat

by KUMA

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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    Pre-order of Honey & Groat. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases October 14, 2022

      €9 EUR  or more

     

1.
Medved Minor
2.
Niffty Teddy 03:50
3.
Knut The Great
4.
Feux-gris
5.
Trois petits beusseukeu
6.
Novaïa Zemlia
7.
Tale Of The Two Tails
8.
Der Kuss feat. Léo Chambet
9.
Tardigrada

about

Ever since jazz took its bop and free turn, each generation solved this eternal equation: how do you reconcile serious music and simple pleasure? On each of these occasions opinion was divided between orthodoxy and hedonism.

Trained in the theoretical rigours of classical music and jazz, experts on their instruments, and brought up on hip-hop culture, techno and house club scenes, Matthieu Llodra and Arthur Donnot - composers of KUMA – go against the conventional rules because they like to challenge their musical boundaries.

Honey & Groat is just like a bear (KUMA in Japanese, emblem of the band): behind the sweetness and apparent placidity, plenty of power. The resulting urban groove is reminiscent of 70’s soul jazz with a contemporary sound: where instrumental talent meets pop simplicity.

credits

releases October 14, 2022

KUMA's band members:
Matthieu Llodra - Keyboards
Arthur Donnot - Saxophone
Fabien Iannone - Bass
Maxence Sibille - Drums

Guests:
Léo Chambet - Voice on 'Der Küss'
Shems Bendali - Trumpet on 'Feux-gris'
Zacharie Ksyk - Trombone on 'Feux-gris'
Cyril Moulas - Guitar on 'Tardigrada'

Album composed by Arthur Donnot and Matthieu Llodra
All tracks arranged by KUMA and Valentin Liechti.
Recorded & mixed by Valentin Liechti at Suburban studio Winterthur, Switzerland.
Mastered by Zino Mikorey, Berlin, Germany.
Artwork by Cram
Released by Rocafort Records
Published by Rocafort Publishing

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