The brilliant inventor of Provençal psych-rock
For 20 years, Sam Karpienia has been carving a deep groove in the post-modern folk-rock landscape. From Dupain to Fora Bandit, his raw vocals evoke the sounds of wrenching blues, poetic rock and Occitan Cante. Behind the Provençal language, his music, with its rhythmic discoveries and electric riffs, thwarts tradition and never looks back. Driven by the pioneers’ exhilaration, De La Crau rides the wide-open spaces, bathed in the bright Mediterranean sunshine and invigorated by the tumultuous spray of the ports.