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Interview: Ben parle des IC et de leur prochain album

Voici un extrait d’une interview accordée à Steve Bell, pour le site australien: themusic.com.auBen y parle des Innocent Criminals et des premiers enregistrements studio du prochain album.

Ben_Harper_Bonnarro_2007_FarewellIn the intervening years, Harper has worked with an enviable array of musicians – including subsequent supporting cast Relentless 7, Charlie Musselwhite and even his mother Ellen (with whom he released the album Childhood Home this year) – but is there a special bond with The Innocent Criminals?

“Yeah, there is,” he chuckles. “It’s a collective consciousness and its own instrument in the sense of familiarity and family. But then again playing with Charlie and Relentless 7 is also an instrument, and Fistful Of Mercy and my Mum – the different incarnations all have their uniqueness as far as what I get from them and what I bring to them. But twenty years is a long time – it makes us family. That’s a good amount of time for a tree to grow. Getting back with The Innocent Criminals is like coming home, for sure.”

Excitingly they’re already working on new tunes, and Harper attests that it’s a different feeling having the old gang with him onstage.

“You do feel the difference – there’s an energetic difference in playing with different people because you’re trying to unify and feed off one another,” he reflects. “You’re trying to become one with the sound and the players on the stage with you. With The Innocent Criminals there’s a lot of laughter and a lot of dialogue and a lot of history, and the camaraderie there is like a twenty-year brotherhood. And I’ve never been more confident that you’re going to be hearing the twenty-year brotherhood of The Innocent Criminals in this next record. And that will speak volumes beyond how I can explain it.”

“We’ve done two sessions – two week-long sessions – so far,” Harper enthuses. “I’ve never stopped writing for The Innocent Criminals, so everything that you’ve heard that I’ve released – whether it be with my mum on Childhood Home or the Fistful Of Mercy guys or with Charlie [Musselwhite] or the Relentless 7 – all of those songs were earmarked for those different bands, and the songs that were mainly for The Innocent Criminals I knew when they were being written, or in the process of being written, that I was going to set those aside for The Innocent Criminals so you can imagine from over six years that there’s a lot to pull from. But I’m not overwhelming these sessions, and I’m letting those guys bring songs to the table as well. I told them years ago, ‘When we do reconvene please have material ready’, because I need to be inspired as a songwriter just like I’m trying to enlighten and inspire those guys with my songwriting. I made a point of – not insisting because that’s overstating the point – but craving them bringing me material, and they’ve all done it and the material is blowing me away. I’ve been slanting in that way, as far as creative collaboration goes as a producer and a writer, for some time now to be able to bring that to The Innocent Criminals. It’s growth for us for the band.”

“It’s rooted in records past like Fight for Your Mind (1995) and The Will To Live (1997),” he explains, “but it’s also I think pushing forward into new territories that I think will bring out something that people didn’t expect in us but which had been waiting for us to reach – that would be the best of both worlds for me. Breaking new ground and also sort of having it steeped and rooted in our past creative process.

“If I could get it out next year, I’d be shocked; it’s probably going to come out early 2016, I’m thinking. Instead of going in and doing a marathon three-month session and having a deadline to hand the album in, at the moment I have no deadline and I want to take full advantage of that. I’m going to try recording in a way that I’ve never done before, which is go a straight week – block out a week – burn a little midnight oil and work hard for a week and then pull back. This way I’m going to get a heightened perspective on my own creative output, because one of the toughest things to do is really realise what you’re doing – it’s hard to critique what you’re doing while you’re doing it. It’s almost an unfair prospect in any art form. So the first week we’ve got three songs, the second week we’ve got a good part of five songs – which is almost a song a day over seven days – and I’m probably going to do close to a dozen week-long sessions and pull the material from that.”

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Interview complet: http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2014/12/18/ben-harper-steve-bell/

Ben Harper & R7: enregistre un 2nd album

En exclusivité, www.benharper.fr vous annonce que Ben Harper et son nouveau groupe Relentless7 sont actuellement en studio. Ils sont entrés mardi 16 février, en studio, dans le but d’enregistrer un nouvel album.

Je profite de l’occasion pour vous dire que je groupe sera de retour en Europe au début de l’été.

retrouvez toutes les dates officielles de concert dans la partie Tour Dates !

Pochette album: White Lies For Dark Times

Voici donc la couverture du nouvel album de Ben Harper et Relentlesss7. Cet album s’inscrit en rupture avec tous ceux réalisés jusqu’à présent, et la pochette en est la parfaite illustration. Après la date du 27 avril, il semblerait que la sortie de ce nouvel opus soit finalement repoussée au 5 mai!

white lies for dark times

"white lies for dark times"

Voir tous les précédents albums:

http://benharper.fr/albums/

Ben Harper: Coffrets vinyles deluxe

Neuf Albums and Deux EPs Presentés en coffret Deluxe, Limited Edition 180-Gram (Vinyl)

Le 24 février, EMI Music va sortir en vinyl haute-qualité, toute la discographie (Virgin Records) de Ben Harper, en édition limitée 180 gr. Les 9 albums, tous en rupture de stock en format vinyl, seront donc de nouveau disponible à la vente dans ce format. Sous la supervision de Ben Harper, les vinyls seront donc en vente, dans un coffret deluxe, les pochettes seront strictement identiques au originales, et 2 live EPs inédits compléteront la liste. Un vinyl collector, coloré sera inclus pour célébrer l’anniversaire de l’album Welcom To The Cruel World. Un poster original a été reproduit pour être inséré avec Both Sides Of The Gun.

Welcome To The Cruel World (Anniversary Edition)

1 LP + bonus colored vinyl 7″ (7″ tracks: « Remember » / « If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again »)

Gatefold packaging, paper sleeve with inner clear lining, printed labels

Both Sides Of The Gun

2 LPs, gatefold packaging, paper sleeves, printed labels, poster

Burn To Shine

2 LPs, gatefold packaging, paper sleeves, printed labels

Diamonds On The Inside

2 LPs, gatefold packaging, paper sleeves, printed lyrics

Fight For Your Mind

2 LPs, gatefold packaging, paper sleeve with inner clear lining, printed labels

LifeLine

1 LP, gatefold packaging, paper sleeves, printed labels

Live From Mars

4 LPs, special packaging, paper sleeves, printed labels

There Will Be Light

1 LP, gatefold packaging, printed sleeves, printed lyrics

Will To Live

1 LP, gatefold packaging, paper sleeve with inner clear lining, printed labels

Will To Live (Live EP)

Side A Side B

1. The Will To Live 1. I Shall Not Walk Alone

2. Faded 2. Voodoo Chile

3. Forever

Alone (Live EP)

Side A Side B

1. Alone 1. Steal My Kisses

2. Burn To Shine 2. Nobody’s Fault But Mine

3. The Woman In You 3. Please Bleed

Voir tous les albums: cliquez ici

Donavon Frankenreiter: Pass It Around

 

 

Aujourd’hui je souhaite, vous annoncer la sortie d’un album, auquel Ben Harper a participé, et vous présenter un artiste qui a beaucoup de talent… Donavon Frankenreiter

Enjoy

 

Donavon Frankenreiter, acolyte de Jack Johnson et de Ben Harper, a sorti son troisième album « Pass it around » le 25 août.
L’album est composé de mélodies soul, de rythmes entraînants et quelques leçons de vie… Pass It Around démontre la continuelle évolution artistique de Frankenreiter. 

Ben Harper joue sur la chanson « Pass It Around », en écoute sur MySpace et en vente sur iTunes et Amazon.

BIOGRAPHIE: « SI SURFER ME GARDE EN VIE, LA MUSIQUE ME FAIT GRANDIR. »

Né en 1972, Donavon vit en Californie parmi ceux qu’il aime, sa femme, son fils, sa guitare et l’océan. 

Dès l’âge de 13 ans, Donavon est sponsorisé par Billabong, célèbre marque de surf qui lui offre la chance de pouvoir surfer sans pour autant avoir l’obligation de participer aux compétitions.

Sans surprise, l’année suivante, il déménage à Hawaii. Et comme par hasard il loue une chambre… chez les parents de Jack Johnson. Evidemment les deux compères deviennent instantanément amis. Quand ils ne sont pas dans l’eau, ils apprennent ensemble à gratter de la guitare, composant leurs propres chansons.

À 15 ans, Donavon reçoit sa première guitare, mais il attendra 18 ans avant de jouer sérieusement et de monter son propre groupe, Peanut Butter and Jam.

Même s’il a toujours aimé et joué de la musique, il n’y a que trois ans qu’il a trouvé son style et la confiance qui va avec. Depuis Donavon joue constamment et écrit dès qu’il en a le temps. Il aime les choses simples et ses chansons sont inspirées par ce qui l’entoure et plus particulièrement le surf.

Ben Harper: Lifeline Tour Edition 2 cds

« Lifeline » Tour Edition 2CD [European Import]

Une version spéciale de l’album « Lifeline » est disponible en Europe.

Elle comprend l’album et surtout un disque bonus de 10 titres lives enregistrés pendant la tournée US: Live at the Paramount » in Seattle 2007.

Disponible uniquement en Europe et en édition limitée!

En vente sur: http://www.fnac.com

Ecouter « In the Colors » (live in Seattle)

Lifeline

1. Fight Outta You

2. In The Colors

3. Fool For A Lonesome Train

4. Needed You Tonight

5. Having Wings

6. Say You Will

7. Younger Than Today

8. Put It On Me

9. Heart Of Matters

10. Paris Sunrise #7

11. Lifeline

Live in Seattle

1. Fight Outta You

2. Say You Will

3. In The Colors

4. Needed You Tonight

5. Whipping Boy

6. Younger Than Today

7. Fool For A Lonesome Train

8. Heart Of Matters

9. Welcome To The Cruel World

10. Put It On Me