Imagine being dragged from an Italian discotheque to a crowded marketplace in Lagos, or suddenly finding yourself on the desolate Russian plains just after you watched a Blaxploitation movie in the centre of Amsterdam. The new Monsieur Dubois album feels just like this. After the debut “Ruff” and successor “Soul Integration” (Challenge Records), the Dutch band strikes again with a strong, new statement. A versatile album that sounds to the point and isn’t afraid of the simple or the empty. As always, Monsieur Dubois gets steamed up right away, with stubborn grooves and powerful solos.
Since 1999 Monsieur Dubois has developed into a tight unit performing a crossover best described as “Danceable Hardjazz”. Their unique sound has made a deep impression on the public wherever Monsieur Dubois shows up. Whether at a packed roof terrace of the North Sea Jazz festival, a square filled with 50.000 Russians far away in the Ural, at the finals of the Dutch Jazz Competition or on tour with Defunkt legend Joseph Bowie: Monsieur Dubois knows how to tickle the senses and how to rock the crowd.
On the first two albums “Ruff” and “Soul Integration”, Monsieur Dubois already showed a raw yet sophisticated character, featuring original grooves, tasty improvisation and tight interplay. After release, these albums stayed in the jazz charts for many months, followed by an Edison nomination and the proclaimation “Best Dutch jazz album of the decade”. The albums also lead to a powerful response from the international press:
– “Furious debut” (Jazz Thing)
– “Brilliantly leaves behind many current hypes” (De Morgen)
– “Ready to conquer the rest of Europe” (JAZZISM).
“Slow Bombastik” deals a decisive blow to all listeners around the world who still haven’t heard of Monsieur Dubois. It offers some brutal funk, nasty floorfillers and steaming afrobeats, but also relaxed moments and some modest jazz… Monsieur Dubois is back and calls it: SLOW BOMBASTIK!