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Hello visitor,

There used to be some information on this site about what’s happening in the world of Le Concorde. There really isn’t any information on here anymore but here are a few announcements:

I have been busy with music, just silent (and no social media).

A new Le Concorde album is now officially underway with with no small measure of grandeur. A phenomenal cast has come together after having spent early 2020 happily locked-down in my office focusing on the songs with a Tascam cassette 4-track and the bare minimum of music gear.

There were years of writing, experimentation, and incubation that led up to it.

Then, following in the glacial pace of ‘sophistipop’ forebears, recording began in September of 2020 in Edinburgh with legendary producer, Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, Aztec Camera, Orange Juice) with Ross McFarlane on drums and Lewis Gordon on bass. Keyboard tracking then continued in Los Angeles with Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and backing vocals were recorded courtesy of the renowned harmonizing of Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow (a.k.a., The Posies). Another track was also brought back to LA from the UK with Ash Soan (drums and percussion), Vinzenz Benjamin (bass), and Doris Brendel (backing vocals), where Roger and I added keyboards and I played guitar.

All of the personnel I’ve mentioned are stellar musicians in their own right and it has been an honor to work with all of them. Calum Malcolm has completed the mixes for these first three tracks: “Saint James”, “Morning By Morning”, “Corpus Christi”

We have been working on the pre-production of the next three tracks and recording sessions for drums and bass will begin in Edinburgh in mid-March 2021.

When it is ultimately completed the full-length album will be the third Le Concorde full-length album, and the sixth official Le Concorde release.

Some years back I also made a new project/band called, Unseen Beings, with Jon Auer (Posies / Big Star) and Brian Young (Fountains of Wayne / Ivy / Jesus and Mary Chain). There were recording sessions in Los Angeles and a video shoot. The record and the video were finished and I hope to release this work very soon, in advance of the forthcoming Le Concorde album.

Peace with be with you (and also with you),

S.B., February 2021

Los Angeles, CA