“A Women Thing.” In fact, this title is aptly chosen for the second album of the a cappella quartet Les Brünettes. Since their debut album in 2012, the four young women have caused quite a stir. They are prizewinners of the international a cappella competition Leipzig 2013 and the international a cappella competition Vokal. total. 2013 Graz and have also played well over 100 concerts.
Their new album “A Women Thing” is a homage to strong, creative and sensual women. The result is a fascinating double portrait that sketches both Les Brünettes and those who inspire them in their work. Female musicians who have given whole generations a face with their songs, outstanding singers, but also women whose life stories are unique and who paved the way for subsequent female artists.
When singing, the four singers fully exploit their vocal potential: They howl, scat and conjure. They make their voices sound like a string quartet or rattle like an old engine. They scream, seduce, argue, breathe, cheer and laugh. The use of the vocal possibilities remains natural and in the service of the song. Since their debut in 2012, Les Brünettes have developed a more mature sound concept, which brings the vocal interplay together even more colourfully and with more speed. Once again it is time to prick up the ears.
1 My heart (music & words by Toshi Reagon/Lizz Wright, arr. by L. Herbolzheimer)
2 Tell her (music, words & arrangement: J. Pellegrini)
3 L’homme a la moto (music & words by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Jean Andre Brun, arr. by J. Brousset)
4 Rotation (music, words & arrangement: S. Neigel)
5 Sankofa (Traditional, arranged by Cassandra Wilson, arranged for 4 voices by J. Brousset)
6 Inspire (music, words & arrangement: J. Brousset)
7 Goodbye song (music, words & arrangement: J. Pellegrini)
8 A case of you (music & words by Joni Mitchell, arranged by S. Neigel)
9 Freiflug (music, words & arrangement: L. Herbolzheimer)
10 I say a little prayer (music by B. Bacharach, words by H. David, arranged by L. Herbolzheimer)
11 Alfonsina y el mar (music by Ariel Ramirez, words by Felix C. Luna, arranged by J. Pellegrini
12 Sea line woman (Traditional American Folk Song as sung by Nina Simone, arranged by J. Pellegrini)
13 99 Luftballons (music by Joern Fahrenkrog-Petersen, words by Carlo Karges, arr. by J. Pellegrini)