Photo: Jumble of Clocks
Jumble of Clocks by Benoît Felten Click on the photo for a full sized view. I’ve always loved that weird piece of artwork in front of the St Lazare train station in Paris, but I had a hard time framing it in a way that worked. I think this one does it, what do you think ?
Photo: Infinite Curves
If you look around photo sharing sites, you’ll see that municipal bikes seem to be an inspiring subject for urban photographers. I’ve always found the shape of the Parisian Velib particularly interesting. I shot Velibs before (as on this shot, Velib Galore) but on this shot I really focused on the repetition of the curb of the handlebar, which makes it more abstract. Infinite Curves...
Review: Abraham Inc. & guests
Last week I reviewed the wonderful concert by Ibrahim Maalouf as part of the Chorus 2012 festival. Maalouf was opening for Abraham, Inc. a band I’ve known and loved ever since they released their first record. In fact, “Tweet Tweet” is one of those tunes that my kids can hum on queue, that tells you how often that record is on rotation in the house or car. I’d already...
Photo: Efrem's Embrace
Efrem’s Embrace by Benoît Felten Click to see in full size!
Review: Ibrahim Maalouf Concert
Monday night I went to a double bill concert as part of the Chorus festival near Paris. The opener was Ibrahim Maalouf, and the main act was Abraham Inc. Ibrahim Maalouf was a discovery for me. I had of course heard about this peculiar trumpet player, I even read some interviews and heard a few tracks on radio. I’d been toying with the idea of buying one of his records recently. I had a...
Review: Son of Dave - 02
To say that Son of Dave is an odd character would be an understatement (just check out this documentary of you want assurance of that fact), but it is, I suspect, this oddity that pushes him towards untrod musical paths. I’ve been following his ascent ever since I first heard of him in the late 90s, but 02 really is the album that made him stand-out. Son of Dave is a one man band for the...
Photo: St Michael Smites
St Michael Smites by Benoît Felten
Review: Elbicho - II
I first read about Elbicho described as progressive rock with flamenco roots. That sounded sufficiently strange that I of course immediately sought out their recently released record, II. You might wonder, incidentally, if that’s a nod to Led Zeppelin and while I don’t really hear an identifiable influence in the music, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was. The three distinctive...
Photo: Downstream from Glencar Waterfall
Downstream from Glencar Waterfall by Benoît Felten
Instruments from Inside: the Inside Story
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few weeks, you must have seen the beautiful photos of Björn Ewers’ Instruments from Inside series. I was so smitten by these photos and so puzzled about how they could have been realised that I emailed Björn with some questions, which he kindly agreed to answer: BF: How did the original project come to be? Is this an idea you had been...
Photo: The Soap Snake
The Soap Snake by Benoît Felten