is Space Artâ€™s first studio album since Dominique Perrierâ€™s Space Art Tribute
This new album is initially available as limited edition LP, and consists of two parts.
The first six tracks sound like they were written in during the bandâ€™s early stages, back in the 70s. Brand new and fresh sounding electronic music compositions, partially co-produced by Tommy Rizzitelli. One of these typical Space Art tracks (Inox
) features drums by Tommyâ€™s father Roger - half of the bandâ€™s original line-up - who passed away in 2010. For the other five of these music pieces, Tommy took place behind his drum kit, and perfectly succeeded to maintain his fatherâ€™s legacy.
To conclude the album, the classical sound makes place for three some energetic modern style pieces. Including collaborations with Michel Valy, Marc Hazon and Lilli Lacombe. Familiar faces for anyone who attended any concerts Dominique and his friends in the last decade. Music that has only been performed live so far (Space News
), an instrumental of a single track (2B
) and a remix of one of the bandâ€™s classic themes (Nous Savons Tout
), make this album a dynamic and varied journey though time and memories.
Space Art started as a French electronic music duo, initially consisting of Dominique Perrier and Roger Rizzitelli. They are considered pioneers of the French electronic music genre. The three albums that were released between 1977 and 1981 sold more than 3 million albums worldwide. During this period, Space Art had various chart hits, including Onyx and Speedway.
The band opened and joined Jean Michel Jarreâ€™s tour in 1981, being the first Western musicians in the the early post-Mao China.
Dominique Perrier (1950) might be called a legendary collaborator from Jean-Michel Jarre. Recognized as a keyboard virtuoso, he collaborated on all Jarreâ€™s albums from â€œRendez-Vousâ€ (1986) to â€œOxygÃ¨ne 7-13â€ (1997), and toured with him until 2010. Dominique was also involved into productions of Christophe, Gipsy Kings, Didier Marouani & Space, Stone Age, and a number of movie soundtracks.
Roger â€œbunnyâ€ Rizzitelli (1951-2010) worked with many artists, including Christophe, Claude Francois, Didier Marouani & Space, Thierry Matioszek, Nicoletta, and Dick Rivers.
Rogerâ€™s son, Tommy Rizzitelly (1987), partially co-produced Entrevues.
Besides having collaborated with a large amount of bands and artists, he also founded â€œLâ€™Association We Are Drummersâ€.
Space Art - Entrevues
is available on limited edition LP from April 11th, 2020.
Pre-order your copy from www.desertedislandmusic.nl