JUSTIN ADAMS (Robert Plant , Invaders , Jah Wobble) LU EDMONDS (Public Image Limited /PIL , The Damned, Lol Coxhill, The Mekons, Shriekback, Yat-Kha) BEN MANDELSON (3 Mustapha 3, Billy Bragg,The Blocks )
Why ‘Les Triaboliques’? Formed as a result of an inspired probe by record-company geneticist René Goiffon, Les Triaboliques somehow manage the impossible: to blend Justin’s desert-blues-soaked guitars with Lu’s Turkadelic saz and cümbüş and Ben’s mandolin/barizouki world-string-theories, amplifiers and vocal mikes at the ready. The Desert, The Delta, The Steppes, The Underground. Crossing the stone bridge between dark city and dusk. On the creaking causeway, instruments on backs, rain on our packs. We smell the black earth. We are intent.