Bruno Pitch : Chapman Stick
Syloë : Vocals
Guix Huré : Drums
Location: Moulins, France
This is my first encounter with the Chapman Stick instrument. Although this has been constructed in the 70s I’ve never heard any band who takes the usage of this unique instrument to the next level. Pitch is a band based in France. The music grows on you at first listen. It’s probably the stings which is rare in a jazz/prog rock band. It must be the vocals of Syloë. Or probably the driving beat of Guix Huré. But whatever it is that makes Pitch a fascinating band, it’s something to do with their musicianship.
Magellan’s Dream has that adventurous flair that calls to mind Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I love accent in Syloë’s voice. She also has a perfect Jazz voice. There is that part of the track around 4:00 where the strings make an Irish jig sound.
In Easter Island, I like how Syloë”s emphasizes on the sound of the vowels “Easter Isllllllaaaaaannnnggggddd.” The instrumental solo that starts before 4:00 is electrifying. More notable tracks are Land of the Pirates and Cap Horn.
Pitch is an exciting name in progressive rock that is courting mainstream fans due to the beautiful melodies and excellent musicianship of the members. When you are on a cruise, play this music and by the time you get back you will be anticipating their next album. That’s how addicting Pitch is!
Formed in 2009 under the name of ‘Bruno Pitch’, this french band from Moulins city was an instrumental project based on Chapman Stick compositions, in 2010 the first album was made : Crystal Garden.
In 2012 the new band was born with the singer Syloë, the project changed is name to ‘Pitch’.
A new album was realized in summer 2012 : Conquistador, composed of 9 songs and an instrumental track.
Music video by Pitch performing Easter Island
Music : Bruno Pitch, Syloë, Guix Huré
Lyrics : Bruno Pitch
Movie by Charly Picciocchi – Mertz-TV