The Selenites Band is a musical collective led by Obi Riddim aka Antoine Laloux. The band is playing mostly Ethio Jazz, a popular Ethiopian music trend, famous from the 50’s until the 70’s in Ethiopia. During this Golden Age famous musicians such as Mulatu Astatke, Girma Béyéné, Mahmoud Ahmed, Getatchew Mekurya dominated the musical scene.
The Selenites Band is paying a tribute to those Masters by playing their major pieces, and through their own creative work inspired by the Spirit of this time. Modal Jazz, pentatonic melodies, free improvisation are expressed and magnified through the original vintage sound, mixing of woodwind instrument, psychedelic guitars -which remains Krautrock movement- and a drums section that seems to have stepped out of a Blaxploitation movie.
The Selenites Band is blowing a heat wave from the Grand Rift Valley to reach a powerful tectonic force, deeper than a sand storm, magic as a transe under the moon, vibrant as a tropical party fever in some Addis Abeba Club back in the Old days.
In orbit soon!
The Selenites Band
Marc Buvry : Barytone Sax
Antoine Laloux : Flute, rhodes, Farfisa
Fabrice Leroy : Double Bass
Julien Paris : Drums
Nicolas Dubuc : Guitar