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Terminal B

Terminal B

Goldamour

Label: Intuition
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917130720
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Catalog number: INTCHR 71307
Releasedate: 01-05-12
Even if Terminal B makes any classification of their music impossible, "chanson-pop of the demanding sort" sways above it with shining letters. The nice-sounding, (never too) catchy melodies are that which remain most in your mind after listening to the complete album. 
  • We hear elements of chanson, jazz, pop, samba and trip hop, at times acoustic, at times defamiliarized electronically.
  • The exquisite includes the charismatic singer Elodie Lauton as well as Jasper van´t Hof and Julian Argüelles - they stand for experience and now how to create enjoyable music.
Terminal B is a musical trip into the inner being, the heart and soul of a woman. The woman is sitting in the waiting hall of Terminal B at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg on a Sunday morning. She is drinking coffee and reading the paper. She has a standby ticket in her bag. Will she get on the plane or go back home, a home, which she actually wanted to leave? The thoughts and feelings of this woman are made audible by the international band members of the project Goldamour. In addition to the Anglo-Catalan Steve Argüelles, who lives in France, and the Dutch pianist Jasper van't Hof, the group is composed of the singer Elodie Lauton from Montpellier and Felix Graf (piano, programming) and bassist Peter Borföi, both from Basel, Switzerland. Goldamour is not just a patchwork family project with respect to its members. Very different music styles are also interwoven to capture the inner turmoil and mood swings of this fictive person adequately. For example, we hear elements of chanson, jazz, pop, samba and trip hop, at times acoustic, at times defamiliarized electronically. But how beautiful it is that the music can stand alone here – the story is only imaginary, i.e., as a movie in your mind. It need not subordinate itself reservedly to a powerful feast of visual impressions, but instead is present homogenously and extremely compact, contrary to many film soundtracks. Among other things, you can recognize this by the fact that the pieces often follow one another without breaks; instead, they have one continual, suite-like flow. This flow is only interrupted by the half-time break "On the Tip of My Tongue", which Terminal B divides into two parts like a tribute to the old long-playing record times.  Elodie Lauton not only wrote all lyrics, but also creates a context with the sound of her striking, charming voice for this well brought-up bastard. Even if Terminal B makes any classification of their music impossible, "chanson-pop of the demanding sort" sways above it with shining letters. The nice-sounding, (never too) catchy melodies are that which remain most in your mind after listening to the complete album.  
Elodie Lauton grew up in a family of musicians and already started playing piano when she was four. Following studies of jazz voice under Susanne Abbuehl at Basel Music College, she has become a singing teacher herself at Basel Music Workshop.
Felix Graf studied piano at Basel Music College (graduated in 2005) where he became friends with his teacher Jasper van't Hof. At the same time, he was one of the first students in the Production and Performance Department. As keyboarder and at times conductor too, he participated in musicals such as Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You and Hairspray and is a specialist in programming and real-time sampling.
Peter Borföi also studied at Basel Music College. He is also at home in the areas of electro, pop/rock and jazz. In addition to his bass playing, he likes to work as a producer or in mastering (such as for the debut album "Greatest Hits von Handsome Hank And His Lonesome Boys").
Jasper van't Hof is one of the established big names in European jazz and has already succeeded in the balancing act between rock, pop and world music, regardless of whether with his bands Association P.C., Pork Pie, Pili Pili or under his own name.
Drummer, producer and label owner Steve Argüelles is a real master of all things. He has a soft spot for avant-garde regardless of whether he deals with electro, rock or jazz (for example, he plays drums on the Kraftwerk tribute album "Possessed" of Balanescu Quartet). And he has a soft spot for humor and irony, which made him a perfectly matched partner for musicians such as Slim Gaillard, Django Bates and Ashley Slater.