Announcing the release of ‘November 2nd’ the second album by NOVEMBER, the group formed by Bernard Trontin , drummer with The Young Gods and film soundtrack composer and Simon Huw Jones, singer and lyricist of AND ALSO THE TREES.
‘November 2nd‘ subtly turns from the urban ‘Midnight rain’ to the mountains of ‘The Foehn and the fountain’ and onwards into other sound and landscapes… stark minimalism is followed by atmospheric ballads, occasionally showing glimpses of AND ALSO THE TREES and ‘The young Gods’ there but always keeping the separate identity and originality that is NOVEMBER.
The group NOVEMBER was created in Geneva where Bernard Trontin, a Frenchman but lifelong resident of the Swiss city met Simon Jones shortly after he moved there from England in the early 2000’s. An initial idea of Jones recording a vocal for a single track on an album of Trontin’s music quickly changed as it became clear that when combined, their unusual musical talents created a unique and powerful chemistry. Their first, self title album soon followed.
Released in 2007 ‘NOVEMBER’ was well received by press and public alike. They played live just once, a memorable sell out performance as part of La Bätie Festival in Geneva. The use of the percussive instrument the ‘Hang’ on ‘November 2nd ‘ and the addition of other acoustic instruments (and musicians) coupled with an even stronger desire to bring their music to life on stage will open up new possibilities for live performances when they plan to tour next autumn.