Les Charismatiques

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Following their first album in 2016, The Pilotwings are back – having gone from two to three members – with the LP « Les Charismatiques » on the infamous Brothers From Different Mothers label.

As witty and sparkling as ever, the trio’s given birth to a 2020 millesime that dares to oscillate from synth-pop to digit dub, psych-rock and new-age ; combining acoustic sounds with traditional music, all tainted with an 80s summer-hit influence…

As whacky as it may sound at first listen through its melting-pot of personal anecdotes and dated corporate speeches, the album does succeed in avoiding the totally-offbeat ; by adjusting sensibilities and altering the way one listens to music these days, these tracks transcend and fly. Guided by anti-conformist synth-sounds, « Les Charismatiques » embarks on the path towards the gilded light of remission and spiritual rebirth !

New collaborations have also emerged on this album from long-lasting friendships but also impromptu meetings, with HAJJ firstly, the Dawn Records’ boss who needs no introduction, but also with their Lyon friend Amélie Arcuri alias Bigoudi, half of Schmilblick ; or more surprising, with the cult underground figure of Robert Lapassenkoff, crooner and singer from the 80s band of the same name who’s been recently re-issued on vinyle before joining the Pilotwings on tour.

5 years later the Pilotwings are back on BFDM with an album that seems ripe for tasting, like a fine wine with a mouthful of flavors.


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#Track Title

A1. Les Charismatiques


A2. Ça Sulfite (Censurée)


A3. Le Duff & Gouren (Biniou Mix)


B1. Mazirat Sous Pschit


B2. Poule -Les -Echarmeaux


B3. Kudufion


C1. Viens Jouer


C2. Pas D'as Badass (Feat Robert Lapassenkoff)


C3. Team Nowhere (Feat Hajj)


D1. Tonton Snif-Snif à Bogota


D2. Santanin


D3. Shiva Dans Le Jura (Feat Bigoudi)