Today a short warm wednesday post but nevertheless a worthy one.
I just heard this artist some days ago and I was flabbergasted.
This wednesday is for Bachar Mar-Khalifé
Bachar is born in Beirut, Lebanon, and the son of musician Marcel Khalifé (who is actively committed to the Lebanese secular movement). He moved to Paris when he was 6 years old and graduated from the Conservatory of Paris.
Bachar Mar-Khalife is a classically-trained pianist and percussionist. First let's listen to the track that blew my mind
here's "Distance" from the 2010 album Oil Slick.
Convinced? I was...the precious and intimate compositions of "Oil Slick" (made with his brother Rami by the way) released in 2010 make way on his second album for songs fueled by stage experience. This new album includes covers of Serge Gainsbourg sublimated by the voice of Kid A, of his father, Marcel, but also alternate versions of songs from his debut album as well as original compositions. Here you can see him perform the song "Mirror Moon" from the 2013 album: Who's gonna get the ball from behind the wall of the garden today?
Here's the laidback single with Virginia producer/songwriter KID A, this song is called "Machins Choses"
For those who like to hear the full album "Oil Slick", here it is: via Bachars' Bandcamp page, enjoy!