Pitch takes the Chapman Stick to the Next Level.



Album: Conquistador


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


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pitchband

Tuesday Sounds Fine with Echo Orange Records and More!

Plus featured videos by Thomas McGregor, a track by Canadian artist Sacha Talens and Whodoes!




Echo Orange Records is an Independent label that in responsible for Management,Production, Booking, Promotion and posting updates about the artists under its umbrella. It covers a lot of genres from electro to punk infused alternative rock. So, I am sure a lot of listeners will something for them.

The company is based in Lyon France. I listened to all the tracks via soundcloud and these artists make interesting music. Please have a listen if you haven’t yet because I am sure you will find something you like. I already have. Look, most of their updates are in French and I put aside my French classes early this year which was a big mistake. I will dug up more info for you as time goes by. Here is a sample. The rest you can find from the soundcloud site. Here is a sample:

Artists under its management are the following:

The Rebels of Tijuana

Daisy Lambert

Sly Apollinaire

Fireball F.C

The Monkberry Moon Orchestra


Benny Lackner Trio

Kajdan Rough Trio

Bernard Bruel

Dominic Miller


Featured Channel: Whodoes Musica

Whodoes: Vasilis Chountas



Check out this artist by the name of Vasilis Chountas. More goodies await on his channel. I haven’t heard anything progressive as his work. More of him in days to come. Please check his works.


Featured Video: Thomas McGregor talks about composing and performing music in the modern age.

I discovered Thomas McGregor the other day and I discovered he doesn’t just have something to play but he has also something to say. This video


Featured mp3:(Can we cancel the sun) In the Mile End by Sacha Talens


Canadian singer/songwriter Sacha Talens is my artist if the week so expect his songs to be rotated here every now and then. This is one of his tracks that I find so good to listen to.

Serpentyne:Medieval, English folk..Renaissance music.

Wow these guys really know how to enchant you with their unique music. Very atmospheric and beautiful.



More info:

Serpentyne mix mediaeval songs and dance tunes with World rhythms… songs in Occitan, Old French, Old English and Latin blend with ethnic and mediaeval instruments to create an exciting and magical atmosphere. Driving salterello and estampie dance rhythms from mediaeval Europe are combined with Maggie’s voice and instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, cittole, harmonium and pipes.


Since 2009 Maggie Sand and Serpentyne have been taking their music to their growing band of followers at UK and European folk, rock and mediaeval music festivals. Events at which they’ve performed include the Elf Fantasy Fair, Holland, Largentière Festival, France, Sidmouth Folk Festival, England, and almost all of the UK mediaeval festivals.