The LeBoeuf Brothers, Remy and Pascal, are set to release a new album soon with the accompaniment of the JACK Quartet. imaginist, based on the early 20th Century Russian poetry movement, particularly in regard to the works of Franz Kafka, melds the innovative saxophone and piano playing twin brothers with the nine-piece chamber ensemble to create a melding of contemporary classical and jazz music. It's an artful approach that will make for an interesting release this coming October 14th on New Focus/Panoramic Recordings. Check out the video for the first single, "Pretenders" featuring saxophonist Ben Wendel, after the jump.
It's rare to say that a remix album can feel like a true labor of love instead of a one-off side project, but one can get that feel from the Le Boeuf Brothers' latest release. Simply titled Remixed, the album out now on their Bandcamp is a collection of remixed songs largely from their 2011 album, In Praise of Shadows along with collaborations with other artists like Kissy Girls, Dave Binney, Tim Lefebvre, and others. After the likes of Robert Glasper and Portico Quartet, maybe this jazz remix album thing is taking off. Judging from the quality here, this may be a pretty cool trend. Check out a stream of Remixed after the jump and make sure to buy it from their Bandcamp page.
For approximately the next 24 hours, you have the chance to hear a track from the upcoming remix album of the Le Boeuf Brothers In Praise of Shadows, out January 22 on Nineteen Eight Records. The album features unreleased songs from 2011's In Praise of Shadows and remixes from the likes of bassist Tim Lefebvre, Kissy Girls, David Binney, Wolff Parkinson White (AKA Jochen Rueckert), Yellow Then Blue (AKA Justin Deming), Lucky Luke (AKA Luke Moellman), a Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi Mashup and others. It's definitely something to look forward to next year.
The twins, Remy and Pascal (y'know, the Le Boeuf Brothers), have recently released a music video for their song "Calgary Clouds" from their latest album, In Praise of Shadows. The somber claymation video made in collaboration with animator Elliot Lobell is all about things that bump in the night. Check it out.