Anthony Belguise drums, electronics | Jean-Loup Faurat effects, guitar | Régis Laugier bass, vocals | Nico Morcillo guitar
Track 1 – Bernardo Devlin vocals | Guilherme Gonçalves guitar synth | Track 2 – Luís Fernandes electronics | Joana Gama piano | Lula Pena vocals | Track 3 – Ana Deus vocals | Track 4 – João Cabrita saxophone | Paulo Furtado guitar | Afonso Rodrigues vocals | Paulo Segadaes drums | Track 5 – Marta Ângela vocals | João Artur electronics | Track 6 – João Cabrita saxophone | Pedro Oliveira prepared drums | Maria Radich vocals | Track 7 – Rita Braga vocals | Yaw Tembe trumpet | Rafael Toral modified amplifier feedback | Track 8 – Carlos BB drums | Rui Carvalho guitar | Rai vocals | Carlos Zingaro violin
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With “E Lisboa”, French experimental rock quartet Hifiklub goes to the last consequences in the application of their collaborative program. They once again develop a project in the “home” of their own guests, something they did before, for instance, with Lee Ranaldo for the creation of “In Doubt, Shaddow Him!”, a movie about Ranaldo himself, but now they give a big step further, so rare that it comes as an absolute novelty: they also manage to show an incredible understandment of a whole musical scene, mobilizing people coming from several genres, styles and tendencies (from pop and rock to experimental music and free improvisation) of a country living now a very particular explosion of creativity: Portugal. It isn’t the first time Anthony Belguise, Jean-Loup Faurat, Régis Laugier and Nico Morcillo show an interest in the Portuguese musicianship, as their previous partnerships with The Legendary Tigerman (blues-rock singer and guitarist Paulo Furtado, who is again a contributor) and the rock-fado-country-jazz band Dead Combo testify, but now they have some of the most distinctive personalities of this very special activity with them, like Carlos “Zíngaro”, Joana Gama, Rafael Toral, Ana Deus, Lula Pena, Rita Braga, Von Calhau (Marta Ângela and João Artur), Bernardo Devlin, Yaw Tembe and Maria Radich, to name just a few. Never before such different artists had the opportunity to do something in the middle-ground.
Music composed by Jean-Loup Faurat, Régis Laugier and Nico Morcillo | Lyrics written by Rita Braga (Equidistante), Ana Deus (Natural), Bernardo Devlin (Sigilo), Lula Pena (Jeu Dit Sous Le Vent) and Afonso Rodrigues (Better Off Dead), (Continuar Sem Fim) Lisbon Revisited (1923), poem by Álvaro de Campos
Recorded by Guilherme Gonçalves at Black Sheep Studios (Sintra, PT), except The Round Around and Jeu Dit Sous Le Vent, at Namouche Studios (Lisbon, PT) | Mixed by Randall Dunn at Figure 8 Recording (Brooklyn, USA), except Better Off Dead and Jeu Dit Sous Le Vent, by Anthony Belguise at Daffodils Studio (Toulon, FR) | Mastered by Sarah Register (New York City, USA) | Photos by Bernard Plossu | Design by Travassos
Produced by Hifiklub | Executive production by Travassos for Trem Azul