From its inception in 2003, more exactly from the second edition of the Rock en Seine festival offered his audience to be in contact with other art forms as rock, pop and electro music programming. Photography exhibitions, library, devoted mainly to writing about music, orders and exhibits posters by designers and graphic designers illustration of the groups found, highlighted and facilities – including a funfair, a beach … – in the lower part Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (Hauts-de-Seine) which receives the festival, etc.
With its 12 th edition, held from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24 Rock en Seine has chosen the theme of space. That interstellar planets and distant worlds of imaginary science fiction that adorns its visual, paper program and the signs of flying saucers and monstrous creatures. Projects include the screening of a short film views of Mars images from the “Dark Lens” series by Cédric Delsaux that inserts characters from movies Star Wars to strange cityscapes …
imagery that did not go to be fitting with programming. No space rock and trippy way trips 1970s so even if, at the turn of an electro training or youth group neopsyche can flush these references.
THE HIVES, SWEDISH TRAINING BORN IN 1993
However, throughout this 12 th edition beyond the attention of programmers discoveries and newest stars, can generate a route to revise some of the musical styles that have shaken the 1990s will be found several examples – Worship training or success international – especially at a spot on the Main Stage, the largest in capacity of the five concert venues Site (Cascade, Industry, Pressure Live and Ile-de-France)
<. p> From Friday, August 22, and just before the English Arctic Monkeys headlining the day, you’ll run The Hives, Swedish team born in 1993, at the time, said that once in Sweden think ABBA, the vocal quartet global pop hits from the 1970s, to his successor 1990s Ace of Base or the pompous hard rock genre in Europe in the 1980s
The Hives, Sweden then raised his head . The group is part referring to garage rock (late 1960) with punk tendencies (late 1970s). A return to strong and basic sources that appears every decade. The 1990s, which are also those of grunge (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains …), have therefore also sold. With The Hives, you also get a scenic delight in keeping with the musical context, unbridled and volcanic.
The same evening, Etienne de Crecy, Pressure Live on stage will be one of the representatives of electro movement, which took off at the time with the techno and rave parties. Rhythmic base, Etienne de Crecy, as Alex Gopher, with whom he will be at Rock en Seine, and others (Laurent Garnier, Ludovic Navarre …) in the mid 1990s, add a rabble air, elements of jazz, funk and disco.
A light soon described as French touch , the French touch by British neighbors. In the rest of these precursors emerge soon, to a public increasingly wide, Air and Daft Punk.
ELECTRO HISTORY WITH THEN THE PRODIGY PORTISHEAD
historical electro, it will still matter with the British on 23 dual tray on the Main Stage, which will succeed Portishead and The Prodigy.
On behalf of Portishead , founded in 1991, overlap those of the city of Bristol, in the southwest of England, and musical movement known trip-hop, which developed there with Massive Attack and Tricky. With its misty atmospheres, a sophisticated cluster of electronic sounds, his musical impressionism and languid vocals of Beth Gibbons, Portishead version offers probably the most pop like that.
In contrast, The Prodigy, led since 1990 by Liam Howlett, invites all to a solenoid strength, streaks and flashes. Music whose rhythmic and hypnotic conquering hand pushes to dance and at the same time exudes an almost punk radicalism. Which finds its incarnation in the impressive physical and vocal presence of Keith Flint.
In 2009, the concert of The Prodigy, Rock en Seine, had won the closing night in a wild final, wave of sound and light.
In this perspective 1990s, the day of Sunday, August 24 will return to the scene Pressure Live, which is expected Stephen Malkmus. With Pavement, his first band, active from 1989 to 1999, reformed the time to tour in 2009-2010, the guitarist and singer California offers a way to rock a bit primitive, neat melodic standpoint, tempted by research sound to dissonance, strident.
A Rock en Seine, Malkmus The Jicks will perform with his post-Pavement band stylistically closer, held in a light suddenly crossed expressiveness of nothing experimental.
The festival will end with Queens of The Stone Age, formed in 1996, its leader, guitarist and singer Josh Homme California, is a regular at Rock en Seine, where he product with Queens of The Stone Age in 2005 and 2010, Them Crooked Vultures in 2009, Eagles of Death Metal in 2012.
Queens of The Stone Age combines hard rock roots, blues, made the link to the grunge (Dave Grohl, Nirvana, a regular contributor to Men) and repetitive patterns of electro. Appeared in the late 1990s to flourish in the 2000s, both historical and current times.
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Rock en Seine , the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (Hauts-de-Seine), from August 22 to 24. M o Boulogne-Pont de Saint-Cloud and T2 Parc de Saint-Cloud. Arctic Monkeys, The Hives, Blondie, Jake Bugg, Die Antwoord, Etienne de Crecy, Gary Clark Jr., … Mac DeMarco (22, complete); The Prodigy, Portishead, Emilie Simon and the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, Thee Oh Sees, Francois and The Atlas Mountains, St. Vincent, The Horrors … (23 from 15: 30 pm); Queens of The Stone Age, Selah Sue, Janelle Monae, Thurston Moore, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Lana Del Rey, Airbourne, Warpaint … (24, from 14 am 30). € 49 per day. Rockenseine.com