YAPA

Archipel

By L-Acoustics Creations

Archipel - YAPA

Story

Although YAPA first formed in Paris, the group’s three guitarists and one percussionist consider their travels around the world to be an indispensable source of inspiration for their music. Archipel was heavily influenced by recent tours to French Polynesia and Great Britain and follows Pariwaga and Wagamumbai, which were recorded in Burkina Faso and India, respectively.

After several months of independent composition, arrangement and rehearsal, YAPA gathered at Studio Meudon in France in January 2016, unleashing an intensely creative group dynamic and bringing a fresh, spontaneous sound to the recording which has been faithfully rendered by Sylvain Biguet’s high-definition, zero-compression approach to mixing. After working with Victor DemĂ© in Burkina Faso, Patrice Bart-Williams in France and Keerthi Sagathia in India, Archipel was also the opportunity for YAPA to collaborate with award-winning Canadian singer MĂ©lissa Laveaux on ‘Phoenix’, legendary bassist Pascal Mulot on ‘Mahana Ninamu’, and to welcome back long-term Burkinabe friends Salif Diarra and Baba Commandant for vocals on ‘Maya’.

Title

Archipel

Artist

YAPA

Music

Composed, arranged and performed by YAPA: Simon Chenet, Christophe Combet, Fabrice Bourguignat and Xavier Hamon

Time

00:43:54

Technique

Mixed in the BluSpace standard

Medium

Bubble in crystalline resin and USB key

Tracklist

1

Intro

00:38

2

7 Hours in Novi Sad

06:25

3

Taxi to Ritzy

04:14

4

Phoenix (featuring MĂ©lissa Laveaux)

03:49

5

À Tñtons

01:03

6

Tontata

02:34

7

Shepherd’s Bush

05:32

8

Chassé-Croisé

03:49

9

Futurogramme

02:37

10

Maya (featuring Salif Diarra and Baba Commandant)

03:52

11

Potron Minet

01:56

12

Mahana Ninamu (featuring Pascal Mulot)

04:07

13

Le Duc de Brockley

04:29

14

Aliona

02:41