Pain d'Epices, traditional music ? This question keeps cropping up along with the group's performances.
How can be described this spicy band that reject all hasty labelling and attempt to carry out a perilous but nonetheless thrilling experiment ?
For Pain d'Epices is a band full of character : its five musicians cannot be easily won over with marketing pitch... Exit the FM format, blank melodies, simplistic arrangements, a prearranged place in the CD boxes at the record shop; traditional music does not have to be a caricature of folklore : Make way for innovation !
Jazz, Rock, World music, brass, strings, reeds, skins, ninths, thirteenths... Why ! ... they sing on top of that ! It verges on the excess at times ! One would almost forget that Pain d'Epices' music is .... for dancing too !
A little provocative but always pleasant, faced with an audience that always ask for more dynamic and brushed up "trad" music, Pain d'Epices' music breaks free and leads even the most wavering listeners towards new artistic experiences.