Labelle release party @ Le Centquatre-Paris on November 30
An adventurous composer brilliantly navigating the confluence of diverse musical sources, Labelle celebrates the release of his new album, NOIR ANIMA, entirely irrigated by a desire for dance and trance.
At the end of a multi-stage creative process initiated in 2018, NOIR ANIMA was finalized in 2023. A vibrant blend of electro and maloya – the emblematic music of La Réunion – it reflects a feverish quest to liberate the body through music, and vice versa. “To feel the moment, to be, to marvel at being, to melt into the present”, says Labelle.
With this fifth album, released like the previous ones by the excellent InFiné label, the musician – as forward-looking as ever, ten years after emerging – enriches with intense new nuances his fundamentally hybrid language oscillating between the West and the Indian Ocean. Developed in part during residencies at CENTQUATRE-PARIS, the live album accompanying NOIR ANIMA is unveiled here for the first time, in the immediate wake of the album’s release.