Vincent Moon Launches Record Label


Acclaimed Mogwai (and
more…) documentarian goes the extra mile – literally.


By Blurt Staff


A Message From
Vincent Moon:

“After 5 years of documenting various forms of independent music, mostly
in the realms of European and North American rock and pop music, I needed to
explore other cultures, other sounds, and as much as possible expose some
rare musicians to another light. My label Petites Planetes, born this
year, is made of portraits of my favourite musicians around the world, mostly
in non-English speaking countries. The goal behind Petites Planetes,
amongst others, is to develop another idea of what has been categorized
‘world music’ for many years, by exploring on the spots lifes and cultures,
from traditionnal music, to experimental and popular sounds. Showing those
cultures to themselves, and not only for another type of western viewer,
organizing filmings as many little local and social events involving the
local people, while at the same time experimenting the relationships between
music and cinema”.



The details: on you can download, for free under a CC licence, various portraits of musicians
around the world. The collection starts with TOM ZÉ,
on his rooftop in Sao Paulo, and OLOF ARNALDS wandering the streets of Chinatown. You can watch the films, listen to the
soundtrack online, or download both of them.

Each Friday, a new volume will be released, as well as some various and
shorter outtakes from time to time. In the coming months, we will publish
some recordings with the legend of samba ELZA SOARES,
the new folk scene from Chile in TEMPORARY VALPARAISO, the inventor of la
Rumba Catalana PERET, various films amongst
cults like ZAR or UMBANDA,
a studio recording of CARLINHOS BROWN in
Salvador de Bahia, a cello and voice performance of NEY
MATOGROSSO in Rio, and a lot of rare and sometimes unknown musicians,
like the samba voice of DONA INAH from Sao Paulo,
the unique talent of new folk songstress MARICEL
YSASA in Buenos Aires, or the first ever recording of MAJIN DIAZ, the Jimmy Scott of Colombia.



Petites Planetes is a project made by Vincent Moon,
and people he meets on the roads, in his travels. There is no production
behind, no money from any company involved. The project is under generous
donations only.

Also the website, anybody is able to organize a screening of his work,
wherever they want, any film they want, in the wake of the success of EFTERKLANG’s
AN ISLAND private/public screenings.






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