Plantec,a spearhead,dancing. Unbridled wild and powerful. Pioneers of the new wave of Breton music over the past ten years, Plantec have led the way by imposing their own iconoclastic vision on the fest noz scene whilst all the time evolving and pushing forward their own musical horizons. After two years of touring, the trio have returned to the studio to record a new album, an album at the crossroads of acoustic and electronic sound,a sound which invokes a world without boundaries. Inevitably the experience of touring Europe in recent years has resulted in many meetings with other artists and the idea of collaborating with some of these artists soon became self evident.It is thus in the spirit of this collaboration that the Kontakt album contains contributions from invited artists, Winston McAnuff & Fixi, Laurite Peleniute (a singer from Lithuania) as well as a female choir.
The group also decided to collaborate for a second time with sound engineer, Roli Mossiman (Bjork, Faith no more….). The new album entitled ‘Kontakt’, contains 13 tracks and is symbolic of a Brittany without frontiers Since 2016 the band includes projection mapping in the show. The stage is transformed in a virtual new world. After Europe and Japan in 2016 Plantec played in Togo, Belgium & Bulgaria. In 2018 Plantec release a CD/DVD blending, Fest-noz (traditional night parties), dance and video projection, both during the biggest Celtic festival in the world.
Pic: Monica Mansfield
TOP FOLK HONOURS FOR ‘THE WELSH SPRINGSTEEN’ ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC
Not just ‘one of acoustic music’s most original voices’, but also one of its most active humanitarians, acclaimed Welsh singer songwriter Martyn Joseph has received a top honour at the International Folk Music Awards in the USA.
Martyn Joseph was presented with a Spirit of Folk Award at the Folk Alliance International convention at the Folly Theatre in Kansas. These coveted awards are presented ‘to honour and celebrate people actively involved in the promotion and preservation of folk music through their creative work, their community building, and their demonstrated leadership’.
Known for his astute and powerful songs of compassion and one of the finest live acts on the circuit, Martyn has become a celebrated artist on both sides of the Atlantic over his 30+ year career and aptly been dubbed “The Welsh Springsteen”.
The Anatomy of Frank with the first Single release from ther new album “South America”, streetday 01.09.2017
At German Radiostation MDR Kultur – Album of the Week