JackDupon has now finished the mix and mastering of their next album, to be released as a vinyl and as a CD.
The picture is taken in Altho-Studios Recording-Mastering
So, a week ago I reviewed the French Avant Prog band Jack Dupon latest release Tete De Chien. This time I decided to check also the DVD released a few months after the live CD.
Les Ronfleurs Dorment (2014) is a pair for the live album Tete De Chien (2014) and it was in later 2014. Recorded in December 2013 the DVD (like the CD) covers a concert based on their latest studio release (at the moment the band is mixing their new studio album), Jesus L’aventurier (2013). Out of the 6 tracks presented in the DVD 5 of them belong to that studio album. The exception being ‘Miaou’, a new short piece written to match this DVD.
The CD was just great to listen begin to end, but the DVD… ah the DVD! You actually watch the band being crazy, as they normally are! The short movie (just under 58 minutes) is a sight for the eyes! It is not a high budget DVD but it is well filmed, using a bunch of different camers and I think it captures well the band and the little stages they play!
Especially because bands like Jack Dupon are completely different and they become big monsters in a live enviroment. They play this pieces in a new way, if they seemes improvised in their studio versions you have something even more improsived here. And this DVD is a great way to capture this!
A must have for Avant Prog lovers!
Review by ProgShine
French Avant Prog band Jack Dupon is always a surprise! And so far it has been always a good surprise! Tête De Chien (2014) is a live album released by the band in July. You will also find the same release in DVD. Recorded in December 2013, Tête De Chien (2014) is a concert that is based on their latest release (at the time), Jésus L’aventurier (2013). Out of the 6 tracks presented in the live album 5 of them belong to that studio album. The exception being ‘Miaou’, a new piece written for this release that is actually just a short intro kinda of thing.
You may say: “Hey, if 5 out of 6 tracks are in their last studio album why bother with this live release?” Well, a fair question I would say, my thoughts on the topic exactly. But you see, bands like Jack Dupon are completely different monsters on a live enviroment. They play this pieces in a new way, if they seemes improvised in their studio versions you have something even more improsived here.
If you know the band I think you should get this release because of the power behind the live performance, if you’re not convinced then get the DVD version and watch Jack Dupon being the crazy character Jack Dupon is.
Jack Dupon is part of a revival of Avant Prog in France. For me the three big names being Jack Dupon itself, Rhùn and Mucho Tapioca. Out of France we also have the North American act miRthkon. Bands that rely in the Avant Prog genre without indulging themselves in no musicality whatsoever. They rely on a well balanced mix of crazyness with a musical approach to it and Jack Dupon is the top of the lot!!
From the DVD
We are happy to present the trailer of the DVD, “Les ronfleurs dorment – le film”
DVD digipack containing incredible action scenes made without any special effects or dubbing, clay animations, cartoons and also the whole concert “Tête de chien”
The live album : Tête de Chien, released july 2014
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It was in July 2014 – and it was JackDupon’s 10th anniversary
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