From Saint-Saphorin comes the band Rekhabelsah. They plays a very intriguing and experimental psychedelic prog. Saint-Saphorin is BTW a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located on the shore of Lake Geneva, in the district of Lavaux-Oron. Three days ago Rekhabelsah released their debut album A Wandering Messiah with nine nice songs. The track Messiah Run,
All songs on A Wandering Messiah is written by Rekhabelsah, and the line-up is Jon Hasle – guitar, vocal, Sylvain Papotto – piano and Yann Hunziker – drum, percussion and additional vocal and vibes on Hannah – Daisy Sane. Voiles Records is the label behind the album and is produced and recorded by Maxence Léonard at La Forclaz. Mixed by Maxence Léonard at Voiles Studio. Mastered by Doug Henderson at Micro-Moose Berlin. Cover, Combien étaient-ils? 2011, painting created in pencil by Didier Mouron. Photography by Mehdi Benkler and graphic design by C.Durante. The track La Fiancée (The Bride),
Rekhabelsah was formed in 2015. The group was initially composed of two individuals: Jon Hasle (guitar and voice) and Sylvain Papotto (piano). After several regional duet concerts and some tests with different percussionists, it was the meeting in 2017 with Yann Hunziker (percussion and voice) which unanimously forged the cohesion of an entity! Following an EP recorded in 2017 and a few isolated releases since then, it will be in early 2020 that our first LP, a double-vinyl recorded in October 2019 by Maxence Leonard. The track Hannah,
In parallel, Rekhabelsah participated in the creation of an opera composed by Sylvain Papotto from a booklet combining texts of prisoners sentenced to death and an original text by Quentin Mouron, following a commissioned by the association Inmates Voices. The creation took place on November 30, 2018, on the occasion of the Cities For Life day at the 2.21 theater in Lausanne, which hosted three performances.