2nd LP (2017)
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All tracks are written, performed and mixed by Labelle.

Additional credits for ‘Kou D’Zèl’ vocal by Zanmari Baré, ‘Benoîte’ vocal by Nathalie Natiembé, ‘Soul Introspection’ slide-guitar by Prakash Sontakke, ‘Souviens-toi’ Fon’Ker by Hasawa, ‘Om’ vocal by Maya Kamaty, ‘Observateur’ flute by João Ferreira, ‘Grand Maitre’ kora by Ballaké Sissoko.

Mastering by Benjamin Joubert. A&R Antoine Rajon. Artwork by Kid Kreol & Boogie.

Produced by Eumolpe. Published by InFiné Editions.

iF1043 ℗ Eumolpe & © 2017 InFiné

Labelle hails from Saint-Denis de la Réunion, his home is at the top of an apartment block in the centre of the island’s capital. It’s a belvedere overlooking the rich and extravagant cultural crossroads of Saint-Denis de la Reunion, a laboratory of Creolism and musical blending, where he composes his music on hi-tech machines, sketching out celestial electronic symphonies whilst cultivating a deep connection with the soil.

His sophomore album is entitled univers-île and features a dreamy, hypnotic collection of new studio recordings that span electronica, new age zither jams and off-kilter syncopated percussion with occasional ambient and techno influences.

It also includes the collaborations of some of La Reunion finest vocal musicians ( Zanmari Baré, Nathalie Natiembé, Maya Kamaty and Hasawa) and as well as respected instrumentists from the jazz and world music circuits ( Ballaké Sissiko, Prakash Sontakke, Joao Ferreira ).

« C’est comme si le producteur avait séquencé l’ADN du maloya et replanté ses racines dans un rêve sensible et mystérieux »
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"[…] A sense of true identity: messy, at times conflicting, and unique."
The Quietus (UK)
"Stunning recording"
« une rêverie, inédite »
« Beau et envoûtant »
Le Monde
« Labelle forge une œuvre essentielle : un langage neuf et réjouissant »
RFI Musique