Listen to two tracks from the French duo's forthcoming church organ and rave inspired EP
Plapla Pinky are the French duo of Maxime Denuc and Raphaël Hénard, working between Paris, Brussels and Bucharest. They released their first self-titled EP in 2011 on the Japanese label Sonore. Their second EP Succession from 2014 interpreted five pieces of Baroque music and was released on the Parisian label Kuntur.
The tracks above are taken from their forthcoming Appel EP, released on 1 June on their own Choral Records. It comes out of Denuc and Hénard’s interest in religious music, specifically Christian masses composed for church organs, and its potential links with rave culture. The scores for the EP were performed by the Belgian organist Cindy Castillo and recorded at l'église du Chant d'Oiseau, Brussels.
Plapla Pinky are participating artists of the SHAPE platform. They will be premiering their new live show Raver Stay With Me at Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga on 5 September, and then as part of the Toulouse International Organ Festival on 10 October (in collaboration with Les Siestes Electroniques).