IN TERRA COGNITA?
Music from the rock opera The Magical Musical Man
"It's a special album for me, my Mona Lisa! A dreamlike and musical tour of the world , in four volumes, that I patiently and feverishly designed for twenty years, like a gigantic mosaic.
Here is the first part of this puzzle finally put together in front of you. It was conceived as a spatio-temporal film, a journey to the borders of terrestrial music and human societies ...
These are (as The Magical Musical Man, the hero of this rock opera might say) the stained glass windows of my cathedral, dedicated to music ... in all simplicity :) So make yourself comfortable, put on the (right) sound and leave carry you ... "
Composed and Produced by JJ CHARDEAU
Orchestration, keyboards, sequences, recording & mixing : John Van EPS
Mastering (& whistling) : Angelo QUAGLIA @ Northfire studio
Keyboards : JVE, JJC, Francis DÉCAMPS
Drums : Danny SERAPHINE, Kenny ARONOFF, Mark WALKER
Bass : Mark ANDES, Fifi CHAYEB, Ruben RODRIGUEZ
Guitar : Chris PINNICK, Martin BARRE, Basile LEROUX, Hank LINDERMAN
Violin : Jerry GOODMAN, Layth SIDIQ
Sax/ clarinette : John HELLIWELL
Pedal steel guitar/ cello : John McFEE
Organ /Fender Rhodes : Brian AUGER
Sitar / santur : Paul LIVINGSTONE
Tabla / flutes : Neelamjit DHILLÓN
Ethnic flutes : Ellen REDMOND
Percussions : Mike RINGQUIST, Michael MOUSHABECK
French Horn : John CLARK
Trumpet : Jeff HOLMES
Trombone : Tim ATHERTON
Clarinet : Lynn SUSSMAN
Orchestral strings : Emlyn Van EPS (violin, viola, cello) & Voicy PELLITER (cello)
Backing vocals : Jeddrah LEITERDING, Roberto TIRANTI, Valeria BRUZZONE, Alan SIMON, JJC
IN TERRA COGNITA?
15 track CD
3-fold Digisleeve with 36-pages booklet + 20-pages Recording book
International release on November 15, 2019 on Cherry Red Records.
You can also buy the album for download directly on this page by clicking on "Buy album" at the top of the player.
Jason SCHEFF, bass (4, 11, 13) & vocal on Overture
Eric TROYER, vocal on Overture
Alex LIGERTWOOD vocal on Dream’in Moscow
KOHANN vocal on Les larmes du Pacifique
Michael SADLER vocal on The last Rockaway
Christian DÉCAMPS vocal on Tchad
LULENDO : sansa & vocal on Tchad
Jean-Claude DROUOT, narrator on Farewell Lhassa & Nunavut
© & ℗ L. Records 2019
Cover art & 3D art : Kristof Laroche / Bohu Tohu