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Clearlight - Tribal Hybrid Concept (CD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 26th May 2014

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST212CD
Price: £7.99
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Clearlight - Tribal Hybrid Concept

In 1975 Virgin Records released the first album of Cyrille Verdeaux compositions titled CLEARLIGHT SYMPHONY. Clearlight became the first French progressive rock band signed to a major British record label. Gathering accolades for its unique compositions and keyboard stylings, the music spanned from classical romanticism to lush experimentation. Primarily psychedelic, but also serving as a forerunner of new age music, the album's musical style manages to blend seemingly contrary elements: the symphonic rock concept is flexible enough to permit extensive jamming in both rock and jazz fusion styles.Clearlight Symphony does not officially have an artist name, but is now regarded as the first album by Clearlight who adopted the name later that year, after briefly using the name Delired Cameleon Family. Side one features group member Cyrille Verdeaux and three members of Gong; side two features the group that would become Delired Cameleon Family (Clearlight). Neither group is explicitly named as the artist.

Clearlight has/have continued to produce remarkable music ever since. But this album is particularly poignant.

Pascal Menetrey passed away accidently in 2006. This album is dedicated to his memory. RIP, Pascal... 

The music on this album is powerful, selected to illustrate the yang side of the first chakra, the one in charge of life and death energies; designed to energize the body and to celebrate life. Samples of Inuits, Papoos, Tuvas, Ethiopian and Kurdish singers as well as samples of various wild animals facing extinction collected one per one by Pascal Menetrey between 1992 and 1999 are musically shaped by Cyrille Verdeaux to boogie for the pleasure of the ears. The aim of Tribal Hybrid Music (THC)is to help in the stopping of all these trails of tears, these massacres of innocents all around the globe. The base chakra (Muladhara) is the root of the Kundalini, the coiled serpent representing untapped potential and sexual energy. It also represents security and the need for basic needs (air, water, food) that all life requires for sustenance as well as fundamental human desire. The chants of various tribes facing extinction represent the death aspect of this chakra, since most of the beings heard on this album are probably already dead. As Pascal is already...

But there's more. Cyrille writes: It hosts the one and only song ever recorded by the Amazonian Chief Raoni, former protégé of Sting in the 80's and the old chief  is still struggling and still in trouble to keep his tribe alive inspite of the efforts of the Brazilian Gvt to make them disappear once and for all in the name of "ordem e progresso". So the more CDs will be sold, the more royalties Raoni will get to help him to resist to his fatal fate.

Raoni's song :

With the genuine voice of the great Chief of Amazonia, recorded by his French explorer friend Jean-Pierre Dutilleux and put into music by Cyrille Verdeaux's friend, Alexis Chanebau.

This song in genuine Kayapo language sang by Raoni himself is a moving and wise calling to spear the Amazonian territory, for this ecosystem is essential, not only for the survival of his tribe but also for all the earthlinks present and future…

Raoni's message:

"I'm back now, because my concern returned. I learned that you too are worried now. The winds came and destroyed your forest. You knew the fear that we know. I tell you, if man continues to destroy the earth, these winds will return with even more force ... not once ... but many times ... sooner or later. These winds will destroy us all.

We all breathe one only air, we all drink one only water, we all live on one only earth. We must all protect it.

Home invasions began again. Woodcutters and gold diggers do not respect the reserve. We do not have the means to protect this vast forest which we are guardians for all of you.

I need your support. And I ask you before it's too late”.

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Tracks:

Terre Australia

Raoni's Song

Shawnee Froid

Transe Fusion

Organic Trance

Papou Pas Pris

Zeph Here

Rain Dance

Aztec Tartare

Tuva Bene

Transe Pire

Soufi Dance

Transe Connexion

Amzone Core zone

 



 Review: US review



Title - 'Tribal Hybrid Concept' (Gonzo Multimedia)
Artist - Cyrille Verdeaux & Pascal Menetry


In 1975 Virgin Records released the first album of Cyrille Verdeaux compositions entitled, Clearwater Symphony. It was the first in a series of albums by a project led by pianist Verdeaux with the participation of other musicians; including in this case three members of Gong on one side, and two other French musicians, Gilbert Artman (of Lard Free and later Urban Sax) and Christian Boulé (formerly with Verdeaux in the band Babylone, and a later Steve Hillage sideman) on the other. 

Primarily psychedelic, but also serving as a forerunner of new-age music, Clearlight became the first French progressive rock band signed to a major British record label.

Their secret? Well, Clearlight certainly went the other direction of many of their prog contemporaries of the late 70's. While a band like Eloy started relying much more heavily on synthesizers than ever before (with albums like Dawn and Ocean), Clearlight cut back on the synthesizers, mostly just the occasional synth effects from Tim Blake or some minor use of ARP Odyssey. 

Ergo, with most albums dominated by Verdeaux's piano, Clearwater were head and shoulders above the other prog bands then, and upcoming also. And having made remarkable music ever since, give or take a few years in between albums, the band once as managed by the great Jacques Reland (now a lecturer at the London Metropolitan University and Head of European Research at the Global Policy Institute) can honestly say they still have their finger on the musical pulse of world music. 

And so to this new album, Tribal Hybrid Concept where the music is always powerful and selected to illustrate the yang side of the first chakra; the one in charge of life and death energies; designed to energize the body and to celebrate life. Samples of Inuits, Papoos, Tuvas, Ethiopian and Kurdish singers as well as samples of various wild animals facing extinction collected one per one by Pascal Menetrey between 1992 and 1999 are musically shaped by Verdeaux to boogie for the pleasure of the ears. 

Indeed, Verdeaux himself has said, "It hosts the one and only song ever recorded by the Amazonian Chief Raoni, former protégé of Sting in the 80's and the old chief is still struggling and still in trouble to keep his tribe alive in spite of the efforts of the Brazilian Govenment to make them disappear once and for all in the name of "ordem e progresso". So the more CDs will be sold, the more royalties Raoni will get to help him to resist to his fatal fate." 

Talking of "fatal fate," the chants of various tribes facing extinction represent the death aspect of this chakra. And since most of the beings heard on this album are probably already dead, well, this album is made particularly all that more poignant because, sadly, Pascal Menetrey passed away in 2006 - and so this Tribal Hybrid Concept album is dedicated to his memory. 


 Review: CLEARLIGHT ON PROG OPINION


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What a week ... CD 

Verdeaux / Menétrey   Tribal Hybrid Concept (2014)
 
The jungle, the savannah ...
  
... that's what you experience through 'Tribal Hybrid Concept'. Cyrille Verdeaux we know in addition to his solo work, of course, of Clear Light.The deceased in 2006 Pascal Menetrey collected during his travels ethnic sounds. These samples were processed by Verdeaux impressive and integrity in 14 compositions, which prog- and trance edge given by the soothing keyboards Verdeaux. duo takes us on a tour of the Papuans, tribes in Africa, villages in India with voices of women and children, Balinese show, bird and insect sounds and even the sound of falling trees in the Amazon region plagued by 'wood seekers. It is therefore rightly given a voice to Raoni, the Chief of Amazonia 'dedicated to the rainforest.

Excellent album represents an extraordinary journey that makes you realize that there is more than our dominant supposed Western culture and you awakens . For what is still a shame if this kind of ethnic cultures would disappear and what would be a global disaster if the rainforest is doomed.Support this fight! Harry de Vries (what a week 34) 

 Review: Tribal Hybrid Concept: US review (includes some interesting factual errors)



Title - 'Tribal Hybrid Concept' (Gonzo Multimedia)
Artist - Cyrille Verdeaux & Pascal Menetry


In 1975 Virgin Records released the first album of Cyrille Verdeaux compositions entitled, Clearwater Symphony. It was the first in a series of albums by a project led by pianist Verdeaux with the participation of other musicians; including in this case three members of Gong on one side, and two other French musicians, Gilbert Artman (of Lard Free and later Urban Sax) and Christian Boulé (formerly with Verdeaux in the band Babylone, and a later Steve Hillage sideman) on the other. 

Primarily psychedelic, but also serving as a forerunner of new-age music, Clearlight became the first French progressive rock band signed to a major British record label.

Their secret? Well, Clearlight certainly went the other direction of many of their prog contemporaries of the late 70's. While a band like Eloy started relying much more heavily on synthesizers than ever before (with albums like Dawn and Ocean), Clearlight cut back on the synthesizers, mostly just the occasional synth effects from Tim Blake or some minor use of ARP Odyssey. 

Ergo, with most albums dominated by Verdeaux's piano, Clearwater were head and shoulders above the other prog bands then, and upcoming also. And having made remarkable music ever since, give or take a few years in between albums, the band once as managed by the great Jacques Reland (now a lecturer at the London Metropolitan University and Head of European Research at the Global Policy Institute) can honestly say they still have their finger on the musical pulse of world music. 

And so to this new album, Tribal Hybrid Concept where the music is always powerful and selected to illustrate the yang side of the first chakra; the one in charge of life and death energies; designed to energize the body and to celebrate life. Samples of Inuits, Papoos, Tuvas, Ethiopian and Kurdish singers as well as samples of various wild animals facing extinction collected one per one by Pascal Menetrey between 1992 and 1999 are musically shaped by Verdeaux to boogie for the pleasure of the ears. 

Indeed, Verdeaux himself has said, "It hosts the one and only song ever recorded by the Amazonian Chief Raoni, former protégé of Sting in the 80's and the old chief is still struggling and still in trouble to keep his tribe alive in spite of the efforts of the Brazilian Govenment to make them disappear once and for all in the name of "ordem e progresso". So the more CDs will be sold, the more royalties Raoni will get to help him to resist to his fatal fate." 

Talking of "fatal fate," the chants of various tribes facing extinction represent the death aspect of this chakra. And since most of the beings heard on this album are probably already dead, well, this album is made particularly all that more poignant because, sadly, Pascal Menetrey passed away in 2006 - and so this Tribal Hybrid Concept album is dedicated to his memory. 


 Review: CLEARLIGHT BELGIAN REVIEW - they like it, but get the title wrong


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CYRILLE Verdeaux & PASCAL Menétrey: TOTAL HYBRID CONCEPT 
09/09/20140 Comments 
 
The Frenchman Cyrille Verdeaux was born on 07/31/1949 in Paris. At fourteen he started at the National Conservatory of Music where he studied composition, harmony and piano. Between 1966 and 1968 he won three times 1st prize in student composition. But in 1968 he was expelled because of his revolutionary activities. He then went to the conservatory in Nice to get his Masters degree and then returned to Paris to set up. Progressive rock band Babylone In 1975 his debut came out on Virgin Records entitled "Clearlight Symphony. His friend Pascal Menetrey died in 2006, and this album is dedicated to him. The music on it is powerful, selected to illustrate. Yang side of the first chakra This chakra rules over life and death energies. Menetrey samples were Inuit, Papoo, Tuva, Ethiopian and Kurdish singers gathered, as well as samples of wild animals threatened with extinction. Between 1992 and 1999 Its purpose is to kill these innocent people around the world to stop. There is also a unique song, "Raoni's Song," the only person ever recorded by Amazoniaanse chief Raoni, a former protégé of Sting. Cyrille plays keyboards and said, "Talking or" fatal fate, "the chants of various tribes facing extinction represents the death aspect of this chakra. And since most of the beings heard on this album are probably already dead, well, this album is made ​​all that more poignant Particularly Because, sadly, passed away in 2006 Pascal Menetrey - and so this Tribal Hybrid Concept album is dedicated to his memory. "An album for lovers of world music so. 
Patrick Van de Wiele (4) 
An album with samples of Inuit's Papoos, Tuvas, Ethiopian and Kourdian singers, alongwith samples of wild animals. For lovers of world music

 Review: US review


 

From another U.K. record label, Gonzo Multimedia releases the experimental side project of Cyrille "Clearlight" Verdeaux entitled Tribal Hybrid Concept. The album has Verdeaux joining forces with Pascal Menetrey on this adventure into the local sounds of many tribes facing extinction in today's world. The new fourteen song release uses the language of the tribes amongst an ambient backdrop that only enhances these special dialects. One of the perfect examples is "Raonis Song" which features the voice of the Chief of Amazonia speaking on behalf of the children of the Kayapo tribe. Many of the songs feature the chants of different tribes as Verdeaux and Menetrey pick the perfect background music to give the songs a modern feel for the general public. Songs like "Organic Trance" and "Trance Connexion" have sound clips of African birds and insects amongst a steady dance beat. The different tribal chants give the music different tones, as with the deep swirling of "Papou Pas Pris" and the lighter, more energetic rhythm of "Zeph Here." The club-like feel of "Trance Pire" keeps the energy going right through to the closer of the quietly exploring sound of "Amazon Corazon." 

 Review: US Review


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Info: Tribal Hybrid Concept - innovative projeto Cyrille Verdeaux and Pascal Menetrey

In 1975 Virgin Recordsreleased the first album ofCyrille Verdeaux calledClearlight Symphony . And while this first album carries no artist name, quickly Clearlight was adopted. And then, theClearlight became the first French band to prog rockto be signed by a British multinational. Musically, Cyrille Verdeaux rested his work in rock progressive, although he neglected never incursions by other genres such as psychedelic, the jazz fusion , thespace rock and new age . The Clearlight continued to make music, they released several albums but the album Tribal Hybrid Concept is definitely striking. Firstly because here Verdeaux works with Pascal Menetrey died in 2006. Therefore, this album also ends up being a tribute to Pascal. It was he himself who collected between 1992 and 1999, one by one, the sounds of various animals endangered. These sounds can now be heard in Tribal Hybrid Concept . But not only that, this is an album designed to bring positive energy and celebrate life. Therefore samples of Inuit Papoos, Tuvas, Ethiopian and Kurdish singers and even an Indian chief from Amazon, Raoni(protected from Sting , who made ​​a tour in 1989) to sing in their native language, the Kayapo also here can be ears. More than a music disc, Tribal Hybrid Concept is a multicultural manifesto that aims to protect and defend minorities and endangered species. The Chief Raoni maintains its own fight against the Brazilian Government in an attempt to not only defend their tribe but also the poise and the present and future sustainability of nature and the planet. As for the animals, maybe some of these sounds that we hear here may already be extinct ... It is the ultimate information of the proceeds from the sale of this album reverts to the struggle of the people of Raoni.
Tracklist : 1) onshore Australia; 2) Raoni's Song; 3) Shawnee froid; 4) Transe fuses; 5) Organic Trance; 6) Pass Papuan Prisms; 7) Here Zeph; 8) Rain dance; 9) Aztec tartare: 10) Tuva Bene; 11) Mashed Transe; 12) Sufi Dance; 13) Offline Transe; 14) Amzone Core Zone

 Review: Belgium review translated


VERDEAUX Cyril & MENETREY Pascal - Tribal hybrid concept
/ Published on 05-09-2014 /
Cyrille Verdeaux is known by fans of progressive rock for moderating the 1970s the Clearlight Group, who gave generously in a large symphonic style.Albums "Clearlight Symphony" (1975), "Forever blowing bubbles" (1975), "Tales of Crazy Monkey"(1976) or "Visions" (1978) are models of thought for those who appreciate the large, complex and refined flights symphonic prog. Recently, Gonzo Multimedia label recalled Cyrille Verdeaux the good memories of the modern world by publishing the latest album of a resurrected Clearlight, Impressionist symphony " .This concept album was based on Impressionist painting, reviewing the lives of great artists mentioned instrumentally. quickly is talk of Cyrille Verdeaux with this new project "Tribal hybrid concept" , which has nothing to do with Impressionist painting. Here we exchange effect of place and time to be at the heart of the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the defense last tribes still attempting to defend himself against the deleterious progress and lethal deforestation. Who better embodied this fight Chief Raoni , Amazon and feathered plateau became famous by being sponsored by former policeman Sting in the late 1980s, when it came to fight against the programmed disappearance of the Amazon rainforest, eaten by Brazilian bulldozers. Old alike will remember this little guy crumpled, lip surrounded by a traditional board and also a parrot feather Orinoco. Today, the chief Raoni advocates always to preserve his Kayapo tribe and allow him to continue to live quietly in the forest, among the giant boas, crocodiles pranksters and the remains of their cousins ​​Jivaro. But today, it is no more big names like Sting people who defend the oppressed, but obscure masters of progressive rock, in this case Cyrille Verdeaux and his album "Tribal Hybrid concept" . This album, which is preferred immediately notify you that it is more suitable for a meditation a progressive rock album, was made ​​from sounds and traditional songs collected in various moods new age record parts of the world by anthropologists and ornithologists graduates. For birds, it's Pascal Menetrey who recorded noises and hissing between 1992 and 1999 Menetrey having died in 2006, his name appears on the album and his posthumously work is honored through this record. Humans songs that appear on the pieces come from various tribes (South Africa, Kurdistan, Burundi, Papua, American Indians, etc.). This allows Cyrille Verdeaux sinking back in a through friendly  : . the pun "cold Shawnee" , "Papou not taken" , "Aztec tartare""Zeph here" or "Tuva bene" are all worthy titles Big Heads and I would say they have a tendency to interfere with the moral impact of a supposed call awareness to mobilize for the just cause of nature conservation drive. indeed, and this is where comes back to Chief Raoni, this album is the first album of music which contains the venerable chief Kayapo. He recites a text on the aptly named "Raoni's song" . As the Kayapo, one understands nothing but should probably be a warning to the people of this Earth, which kill by inches Mother Nature, which is sure to cause one day a great revenge elements. Otherwise, when we have said that the instrumentation was certainly progressive tones but it also relies heavily on the rhythms and techno or ambient atmospheres, some faces will grow. But we must also announce the results of the sales of this album will generate royalties for the right Raoni, since he is the acknowledged author of the song "Raoni's song" . If you want to give to defend the planet, buy the album, saying that listening is optional.

 Review: Verdeaux, Cyrille & MENETREY, Pascal - Tribal Hybrid Concept


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Author: Robert "Morphine" Wegrzyn
01/11/2015.

Pascal MENETREY died prematurely in 2006, and the album "Tribal Hybrid Concept" is dedicated to his memory. Pascal in the years 1992 - 1999 record Papuan voices, Inuit, Ethiopian, Kurdish and many other exotic singers, as well as the voices of wild animals in danger of extinction. In contrast, known for his popular in the 70s ofClearlight , Cyrille Verdeaux (recently wrote in our magazine for its fully electronic solo project entitled "The Impressionists Symphony" ), adorned it all sounds of music.

What an album! Fourteen native ethnic composition directly from Amazon, integrated into the dance, disco and film climates. The whole creates inimitable style. This is something that has actually been recorded and implemented among indigenous tribes, and then combined with the synthetic sounds of rhythmic loops and samples.

Climate associate it sounds like the azteckimi situated within, a large modern city. In a sense it in a modern way to show that beauty is hidden in that culture, on the other hand, it's a bit like a "theft" of culture and pack it in synthetic and latex. Fortunately, this is not the climate of the album was gently balanced to maintain a specific style. This is the actual hybrid of two worlds, two species of civilization, often sounding great together. It's a very interesting idea for such a connection. The experiment was a success. I went tribute, which, thanks to the album "Tribal Hybrid Concept" will make unforgettable work of Pascal, and will pay attention to the problems faced by the exotic tribes fighting for it to survive away from Western civilization. As usual it came out good.

 

 Review: US Review


Verdeaux, Cyrille: Tribal Hybrid Concept

Cyrille Verdeaux is the keyboardist for the French symphonic rock band Clearlight which released their first album in 1973. The band has since reformed and released Impressionist Symphony this year. Tribal Hybrid Concept is another recent offering from Verdeaux.

This one is far removed from anything deemed progressive as Verdeaux has taken various samples from animals and singing/voices from different cultures and tribes and has combined his ample use of keyboards. The samples were collected by guitarist Pascal Menetrey who sadly passed away in 2006.
The music here is quite tranquil, almost new age at times, although it is very rhythmic with an abundance of tribal sounds and electronic dance beats. Often the chants are laid over softer keys as in the first track "Terre Australe" where many samples are employed including animal noises. The pan flute is a nice accent. "Raoni's Song", with spoken words by Chief Raoni, of the Amazonian Kayapo Tribe, is more electronic with pop flavoured dance beats and a catchy vocal arrangement. "Trance Fusion" is just what is says, a mixture of trance and African rhythms. The rest of the album does not stray very much from the first few tracks.
Whether this mixture of electronic dance music, trance and ethnic rhythms will appeal to you is hard to say. For a trance/electronic album it seems well done, although I am not an expert in that particular area. Although I did find this music pretty catchy, overall the album didn't really grab me and I doubt I will pull this one out very often.

Track Listing:
1. Terre Australe (4:21)
2. Raoni's Song (3:22)
3. Shawnee Froid (4:00)
4. Trance Fusion (5:20)
5. Organic Trance (4:28)
6. Papou Pas Pris (6:12)
7. Rain Dance (5:12)
8. Aztec Tartare (4:25)
9. Zeph Here (5:08)
10. Tuva Bene (5:30)
11. Trance Pire (5:28)
12. Soufi Dance (5:25)
13. Trance Connexion (5:18)
14. Amazon Corazon (5:24)

 Review: Polish review translated


Verdeaux, Cyrille & MENETREY, Pascal - Tribal Hybrid Concept 
Author: Robert "Morphine" Wegrzyn 
01/11/2015. 
Pascal MENETREY died prematurely in 2006, and the album "Tribal Hybrid Concept" is dedicated to his memory. Pascal in the years 1992 - 1999 record Papuan voices, Inuit, Ethiopian, Kurdish and many other exotic singers, as well as the voices of wild animals in danger of extinction. In contrast, known for his popular in the 70s ofClearlight , Cyrille Verdeaux (recently wrote in our magazine for its fully electronic solo project entitled "The Impressionists Symphony" ), adorned it all sounds of music.
What an album! Fourteen native ethnic composition directly from Amazon, integrated into the dance, disco and film climates. The whole creates inimitable style. This is something that has actually been recorded and implemented among indigenous tribes, and then combined with the synthetic sounds of rhythmic loops and samples.
Climate associate it sounds like the azteckimi situated within, a large modern city. In a sense it in a modern way to show that beauty is hidden in that culture, on the other hand, it's a bit like a "theft" of culture and pack it in synthetic and latex. Fortunately, this is not the climate of the album was gently balanced to maintain a specific style. This is the actual hybrid of two worlds, two species of civilization, often sounding great together. It's a very interesting idea for such a connection. The experiment was a success. I went tribute, which, thanks to the album "Tribal Hybrid Concept" will make unforgettable work of Pascal, and will pay attention to the problems faced by the exotic tribes fighting for it to survive away from Western civilization. As usual it came out good. 

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