GARE DU NORD
RENDEZVOUS 8:02 (MUSIC ON VINYL)
Dutch guitarist Ferdinand Lancée and Belgian saxophone player Barend Fransen formed Gare du Nord in 2001, when they started writing lounge music in Belgium.
Instead of going just for moody sounds and loungy atmospheres, the twosome composed a songcycle to express their contemporary interpretation of traditional delta blues.
Their debut album '(in search of) Excellounge' released in 2001 was certified gold. The follow up 'Kind Of Cool' was released in 2002.
Several songs of both albums are used in the soundtracks of the series Six Feet Under and the movie Ghost Rider.
'Rendezvous 8:02', their eighth studio album, contains eleven tracks. All songs presented here were conceived in the City of Light where urban life twinkles in a million shades of blue.
That is probably why this happysad music reflects younger days in the big city. Gathered together for the very first time these songs sound and feel like birds of a feather.
And maybe that is exactly what they are. Two of which are destined for a soundtrack-pitch for the new Quentin Tarantino movie entitled "Django Unchained".
Besides a new track ("Tarantino's Tango"), Gare Du Nord recorded a new version of "Pablo's Blues", in which blues legend Robert Johnson excels.