Les Borigènes

by Humming Dogs

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about

“a note
a voice, screams
a battery
sounds, grating noise, scratches
here it starts
Music, music
You who shudder
Who makes you dance, sing
Who moves the butt
and now begins Humming Dogs” - Florence Decourcelle, Humming Dogs

An absolute pleasure to present ‘Les Borigènes’ - the first LP from France’s Humming Dogs. Born from the radical ‘Oiseau Mouche’ (Bird-Fly Company) - a troupe of actors and comedians who focus on the theatre of gesture - Humming Dogs make joyful, avant rock music, which pooh poohs the po-faced in favour of a party.

Humming Dogs are made up of eight members - David Bausseron, Mathieu Breuvard, Florence Decourcelle, Thierry Dupont, Chantal Esso, Léa Le Bars, Florian Spiry, and Valérie Waroquier, who each write and create songs, swap instruments and sing collectively. Guitars, bass, drum kit, and keyboards mix with toy percussion, amplified pine cones, pot lids, iPads, a zither and an arsenal of effects. ‘Ha Ha Ha’ opens the record with the group dispersed and growling at one another, only to break out in infectious laughter, a free word riot and a thick bass melody. The traditional French song, ‘Karnaval’, gets totally sent by keyboards and a slung low guitar scrawl, egged on by the bands hooting and hollering. ‘Ça Me Gratte’ haunts and grates until it splits with a rising synthesizer and squeaking Bonios. The spitting, itching, near exhausted vocals from Chantel Esso are unlike much else we've heard.

‘Les Borigènes’ contains the self taught, simple charm of the Shaggs ‘Philosophy of the World’, performed in the spirit of village revelry and recorded and edited beautifully in the tradition of the GRM. Democratized experimentation, low ego rock’n’roll - Les Borigènes is a truly joyous, remarkable and wild record. It arrives in an edition of 500 140g black vinyl LPs, with artwork from London’s Submit to Love Studios and Taylor Silk.

Humming Dogs have performed at Sonic Protest, Cafe OTO, and Counterflows and are due to tour again in 2020. Anyone wishing to help organise a show should contact Abby Thomas (UK) on info@bisonrecords.co.uk, or David Bausseron (FR) davidbausseron@gmail.com.

"Wild, celebratory, as easy to pin down as an eel slathered in Nivea cream. I now count it easily to be among my favourite releases of 2019 so far, and one that I can well imagine being properly sought-after in years to come. there is nothing else quite like it." - Low Company.

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released September 13, 2019

Recorded and mixed by Peter Orins at La Cie De L’oiseau Mouche. Edited by David Bausseron. Mastered by Katie Tavini. Artwork by Submit to Love Studio and Taylor Silk. Design by Maja Larrson.

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Track Name: Un Paysage
Let’s get ready
hey hey
Roll up your sleeves
Roll up your sleeves
hey
Roll up your sleeves
hey hey hey hey hey
A landscape
A landscape
with colors
A landscape
with colors
with several colors
A landscape
where where where
A small path
l
Let’s go
Let’s go walking
In
In
That small landscape
We we we walk
In in in that landscape
That’s a great landscapte
With it’s trees water and birds
Once you reach the mountain
You you you see the night fall
And and and
The night fall
And and and
The night fall
We we we
On the hill
And and and
Stars
That that that appear
Appear !
Small stars
Appearance
Of the full moon
That that that’s a landscape
That that that’s a landscape
We we we
We wait all night long
That
That
That the sun rises
The the the sun
Shines
Shines so very much
Ah yeah ha
That
That
That’s the sun
Ah yeah ha
That’s
That’s
We wait
We wait the sun to
And and and
That the birds
Sing
Sing
Sing at the sunshine
It it it’s called
Ah yeah
A tiny twilight
In the sunrise
Hey hey hey
And then
It’s over
Oohhhh aaahhh
The walk is over
We
We
We’re gonna sing all seasons
It’s
It’s
It’s a big landscape
It’s
It’s
It’s a big landscape
We
We
We’re not done yet
That
That
That
I did’nt tell you
Ah ah ah
Grab the hands
We we
We’re leaving for a walk
Up up up to you
A a a
It’s almost over
Hey!
Track Name: Karnaval
Lalalala lalalala
Thank you, thank you
Thank you so much

Thanks, thanks
And that was nice

We eat well
We eat well
That was really good
That was really really good

See you son
See you
And see you

We’ll see each other
We’ll see each other
We’ll see each other in the country side
We’ll see each other in the country side
We’ll see each other tralala

Everything happens well
Lalalala
Ok ok ok i’m very ok

We are impatient to play Humming Dogs
Come on !

We work well
We are in a good mood
We are together
We are in a good mood
We are in a good mood
Wooh wooh !
Ha ha ha ha
Yeah that’s great!
Wooh!
Track Name: Le Mariage
I’d like to polish my nails for the wedding
I had some
Ah yeah
As well as being simple, simple
OK
Because if you’re not simple, it’s not ok. I had…
White flowers in your hair
In my hair, I had some pretty little curls
Yes
And then i had
…on your head
That was pretty
Yeah
And what i liked the most
Yeah
Was the dress, the dress with too much skirt, the skirt of the dress
So pretty
There was hum… what’s the word
A wedding dress …wonderful
What would fit you would be not too tight
No

You take it off a bit, just a tiny bit, what is needed. Then the makeup…
Lipstick
I don’t wan’t it to be…
Ah earrings
Pearls
Oh i’d like it more simple
Yeah let’s see, with the dress it can be more
Better with a white necklace and the wedding dress
Do you like the dress like that
Someone is gonna get surprised
Well, now it is a wedding dress
Ahaahh yes
Let’s go here to make it easier, it’s ok, alright
Okay
That will be my wedding gift
Ah yeah the wedding
Ah that’s something
It’ll be a nice wedding
So I wrote something on my wedding
Yes
And you’ll see what I meant. It’s gonna be awesome and, you’ll learn to say yes
Yes, yes I do
Learn to say yes
Yes
No, YES
Yes
Louder
YES ¡
That’s better
That’s better, yeah
You see, hey, if you say no, we’re done
We’re so done
No, no but it’s ok
Yes
A wedding never stops
Track Name: Tu M’énerves
Juliette Gréco
You make me angry
Johnny Hallyday
You make me angry
Aznavour
You make me angry
Aznavour
You make me angry

Michel Sardou
Michel Sardou
You make me angry

You make me angry
You make me angry

Aznavour
You make me angry
Juliette Gréco
De Romé
You make me angry
You make me angry

Aznavour
Michel Sardou
You make me angry
O Fézé
Aznavour
You make me angry
Aznavour
Uck fuck
That’s crazy good
Michel Polnareff You make me angry

Aznavour You make me angry

Véronique Sanson
You make me angry
Aznavour You make me angry

You make me angry
Youuuu make me angry

Béjart You make me angry
Mickael Jackson You make me angry
Azn, Michel
You make me angry

Aznavour
You make me angry

Caroline Carlson
Mireille Mathieu

Hey Gréco You make me angry

You make me angry
Aznavour, Gréco, Michel Sardou, Michel Polnareff

Isabelle Aubrey !

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