Ulan Bator To Release New Full-Length Album ‘Abracadabra’

Ulan Bator To Release New Full-Length Album ‘Abracadabra’ in January 2016

Ulan Bator

More than twenty years of career and still the same faith in music, French avant-rock/experimental long-time project Ulan Bator will be back next year with a brand new full-length called ‘Abracadabra’. The official release is planned on January 26th through Acid Cobra Records/Overdrive Records/Goodfellas Distribution and the pre-orders are opened on Bandcamp.

In the meantime, the band recently unveiled the song “Coeurrida” feat. James Johnston (P.J Harvey) available right now at the same location.

Have an ear on the song “Coeurrida’ and/or pre-order the digital/physical copy (CD/LP/tape) on Bandcamp

…For the record…

ULAN BATOR started their long carrier in 1993 in Paris as a duet composed of Amaury Cambuzat (Vox, Guitar and keyboards) and Olivier Manchion (Bass). Their first rehearsals happened in a deep, unused chalk-mine in the suburbs of Paris. This strange location was, step by step, transformed into a recording studio where they were compose and produce their first three recordings albums: “Ulan Bator”, “2 Degrees” and “Végétale”.

In 1995, the duet was joined by Franck Lantignac (drums) as third permanent member until 1999. Since then Ulan Bator have toured heavily in Europe and gave a series of gigs in 1997 with krautrockers Faust, a band with which Amaury continues to collaborate (on “C’est Compliqué”, in 2009). With the album “Ego Echo” released through Young God Records (Swans, etc), the band moved to Italy but a few months later, the duet Cambuzat/Manchion finally separated after extensive touring.Amaury Cambuzat continued to front Ulan Bator, releasing “Ok: Ko” in 2002, “Nouvel Air” (2003), “Rodeo Massacre” (2005) and two years later “Ulaan Baatar,” a compilation of rare early tracks from the original line-up of the band.

In 2009 he launched his own label Acid Cobra Records, releasing an EP “Soleils” and then the album “Tohu-Bohu” in 2010. Late 2012 has seen yet another line-up driven by Amaury Cambuzat featuring Diego Vinciarelli (bass), Luca Andriola (drums) and Nathalie Forget (Ondes Martenot) in order to work on the album “En France/En Transe” (2013)

For fans of can, The Swans, Spiritualized, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth…


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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!