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|THE FUTURE OF ROCK 'N ' ROLL?
~ King Automatic's In The Blue Corner ~
As we are now nearing the 2nd decade of the 21st century, it is time to ask an essential question:
Where lies the future of Rock 'n' Roll?
Will we recycle old ideas ad infinitum - 3 chords boom chica boom, mimick the past and kneel and pray at the alter of Jerry Lee Lewis, The Ramones and the Cramps or will we introduce new musical concepts into Rock 'n' Roll, embrace the future and venture into unsafe yet exciting waters?
Will we limit ourselves by sticking to the musical traditions of the Western hemisphere only or will we seek inspiration across the four corners of our globe and make truly trans-global Rock 'n' Roll?
It is time to expand the horizon and to seek out new territories - it is time to evolve and if that evolutionary process takes the shape of King Automatic...well that's all the better.
This Gentleman finds inspiration in Jamaican Rocksteady, Rhythm 'n'Blues, Bebop and the tribal drumming of West Africa to mention only a few of the ingredients of a truly exotic musical cocktail.
In addition to the musical diversity to be found in his music, King Automatic has also freed Rock 'n' Roll from the lyrical cliché of: "I picked up my baby in a '59 De Ville, we tore through the city seeking cheap thrills". There is actually real songwriting at play here which adds a welcomed layer to the music we all like to drink, dance and make babies to.
Starting out in the mid-1990's as the drummer of the legendary French Punk band Thundercrack, King Automatic took a radical turn at the beginning of the new Millenium and introduced a new dimension to the sound of one-man bands.
He began to sample and loop organ, guitar, harp and percussion sounds live on stage to create a truly sonic soundscape – close your eyes and you will swear you are listening to an orchestra.
With his new album "In The Blue Corner" now appearing on Voodoo Rhythm Records, he has taken his vision to the next level and has created an even more diverse record than his previous two - he has once and for all left behind the shackles and confinements of traditional Rock 'n' Roll and his journey has led him to exciting places - mesdames & messieurs join King Automatic on his unique odyssee and explore the Rock 'n' Roll of the world!
Marc A. Littler
KING AUTOMATIC - AUTOMATIC RAY
KING AUTOMATIC - I WALK MY MURDEROUS INTENTIONS HOME
KING AUTOMATIC - IN THE BLUE CORNER
KING AUTOMATIC - LORRAINE EXOTICA
1 KING OUTAMATIC FROM AUTO SPACE
2 LA VAMPIRA DEL RAVAL
3 WHAT'S YOUR POISON
4 LORRAINE EXOTICA
5 PLAN B (ADOPT A LAP DANCER)
6 LEE MARVIN
7 BATHROOM FURNISHINGS
8 THE BEGINNER WITCH
9 DES BARBELÉS SUR LA PRAIRIE
10 ALL CROSSED OUT IN RED
11 DRUNK FRIENDS
12 LES DALTON
13 RINGTONES, SIRENS AND BELLS
14 EN PASSANT PAR LA LORRAINE
|KING AUTOMATIC "lorraine exotica"
LP: VR1287 (EAN-CODE: 7640148980463)
CD: VRCD87 (EAN-CODE: 7640148980548)
FRENCH 'UNE HOME' GARAGE PUNKER AND RUDE BOY ORCHESTRA GOES EXOTICA FARFISA MARRACAS FUZZ GUITAR ROARING DRUMS AND A LEG FULL OF RHYTHM N BLUES
The setting : a nightclub in the tropics. The walls and seating covered in midnight blue velvetan albino tiger shark loops around a room-sized aquarium. What would you hear playing on the jukebox? Deconstructed blues, basement exotica wasteland rocksteady and Cuban sounds from outer space. Lorraine Exotica is King Automatic's 4th album - and without a doubt his most musically versatile record to date. He summons musical style from all four corners of the globe, his vocals are as self-assured as never before, his trademark live sampling and looping techniques are in place yet on Lorraine Exotica, there is a far greater diversity of flavours and shadings to be explored. Lorraine Exotica is a classic rock 'n roll record with a dash of pop sensibilities and more than just a hint of multi-ethnic influences.The end result is hypnotic, tribal and utterly danceable. Marc A. Littler (Slowboat Films)
The King goes Exotica !!! inspired from tours trou the South of America and the East Of Europe the King took a big sniff of their Folk Music and mixed it up with his very own Unique AUTOMATIC SOUND , we can say the King is Todays One of thee best and Most Breathtaking (everybody who saw him live knows what im talking about) and Unique DANCE ONE MAN BANDS he mixes up French YEYE Garage Beat-Punk with Rude Boy Jamaican Rocksteady, Rhythm n Blues Exotica and Trash Rock'n'Roll.... how can you get wrong with that? Born in the East of France but the Native Roots are in the Ukraine the King use to play in such bands as THE THUNDERCRACKS the SQUARES and this is his 4th Album on Voodoo Rhythm records
On this album he tells his Ukrain Root Story in 'All crossed out in red ' or in 'La vampira del Raval' jumps into a Latino Roots 'What's your poison' is classic Automatic Garage and the Killer 'Lorraine Exotica' or 'En passant par la Lorraineis' is new Breed Rocksteady Exotica !!!