Video Premiere: John Cravache – Paris Roswell
As the legendary French label Versatile goes past it's 100th release, they offer an album which according to label owner Gilb'R has been more than 20 years in the making and "marks new era for the label". Mystery, poetry, a play of masks: artistic creation according to John Cravache. His collaboration with Versatile dates back to the beginning of the millennium. A childhood friend of I:Cube, the Parisian gave himself time to invent a personal world, wild and funny, which gave birth to the album "Cités Nomades". Even though his influences are quite avant-gardesque (Magma, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits), they did not really affect this unclassifiable project. Poetry and mystery before all, because John Cravache is appearing masked. John and Nicolas (I:Cube) have recorded radio creations since the early 90s, in particular for Chimère FM in Paris, as well as long improvised music sessions. At the start of the millennium, they embarked on the creation of an album that was not completed until sixteen years later. John is a poet, accomplished pianist, and registered truck driver. Nicolas, self-taught musician, has made the production of "Cités Nomades" possible.
"This is not an ironic pop album, this album is simply all you want. Listening will do you much good". And now he has shot and edited a video himself to accompany one of the album tracks. Watch below:
John Cravache – Cités Nomades is out now on Versatile and can be found HERE.