The 2010 lp is the first full-length work, the last composed by the band’s original line-up, self-recorded and then mixed by Torino hardcore-punk legendary sound engineer Tino Paratore, co-released with independent label High Voltage Records.
It develops and completes the sound of the first e.p., integrating the Occitane repertoire with Piedmont, Breton and composer’s songs. Darker, enriched by more complex tones and atmospheres, it doesn’t lose the previous work’s vividness and liveliness.
I – Calant de Villafranca
II – En Passant la Riviere
III – Rondeau de la Forca
Tout le Long du Bois
Ohi Aquesta Puta
IV – Papa Demi la Bela
V – La Fenna Louerda
VI – Diga Joaneta
VII – Tourdion
VIII – Sèm Montanhols
IX.L’ERMITE (voice) I.LO BAGAT (accordeon) XIII.LA MORT (hurdy-gurdy) IV.L’EMPERAIRE (flutes) XII.LO PENJAT (guitar) XIX.LO SOLELH (guitar) XVIII.LA LUNA (bass) XI.LA FORÇA (drum)
All music arranged by Lou Quinse from traditional Occitan and Franco-provencal tunes.
Recorded at Infern (Bendini, Collegno) by Lou Quinse.
Mix and master by Tino Paratore at Cerchio Perfetto studioes.
Artwork by Giovanni Pregnolato.
“The beginning of the album is one of the most devastating I have ever listened to in folk’s environment; “Calant De Villafranca” is a piece of shocking violence typical of black metal but with a more than massive use of folk’s original instruments. Killing rhythms, sharp riffs and a dirty growl and screaming voice, co-operating with so many wonderful phrasings and scales by accordeon, flutes, hurdy gurdy, generate a festive atmosphere as few can do.” Metalwave blog-2012