What can one expect of an album called “Sauropoda”? Think of it as a 2am youtube find. Or that weird looking soviet prog funk LP reissue you never dared to buy. It actually sounds more like a L’Eclair show. Most of the new album comes from deep jams the band road-tested following the recording of Polymood. Some of the tracks faithfully capture the live sound of the band while the rest includes carefully crafted dance floor grooves, last minute studio fantasies and genuine late night jams. L’Eclair is about all those things. And things never sound the same twice.
Sauropoda was recorded in the mountains with the band’s live engineer Benoit “Gérard” Erard. In case anyone ever wonders about the way L’Eclair sounded in 2018, Sauropoda would be the correct answer. Proto-groove was born.
Now, where shall we head to, baba?
released May 24, 2019
Record at Le Gatillon on the 15th and 16th of October 2018 by Benoit “Gérard” Erard. Mixed by Benoit “Gérard” Erard at his parents’ place in Leysin.
All songs written and performed by L’Eclair.
Sébastien Bui – International Keys
Elie Ghersinu – Dino Bass
Stefan Lilov – Broken Wah Guitar
Yavor Lilov – Kicker’s Delight/Endless Kick/Bronto Kick
Quentin Pilet – Bongos Driver
Alain Sandri – Mellow Lifestyle and Congas
DJ Laxxiste - 440 FX