Tlamess (Sortilège)


CD digipack
LP limited orange vinyl + poster
first pressing & second pressing, orange vinyl + poster


TLAMESS (Sortilège) is OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE's first original soundtrack for the second feature film by critically-acclaimed Tunisian Director Ala Eddine Slim (Festival de Cannes' 51st Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, BFI London, ADF Argentina, Geneva GIFF, Rome Medfilm Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival).

Combining hypnotic feedbacks and synthesizer orchestral work, drifting ambient with shamanic beats, TLAMESS (Sortilège) O.S.T was entirely improvised in front of the rushes of the movie, between Mikrokosm recording studios in Lyon and Magnum Diva home studio in Paris, by OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE's quartet core team: Frédéric D. Oberland, Stéphane Pigneul, Mondkopf & Jean-Michel Pirès (Bruit Noir). Fully instrumental, including extended versions and unreleased tracks, this immersive film score is also their most electronic album to date.

The Story

"S, a young Tunisian soldier, is told that his mother has died, and given a week's leave. But then he starts to drift and doesn't return to his military base, instead locking himself away in his parents' house. This passive form of desertion culminates in a manhunt through the outskirts of the city. In the second part of this hypnotic diptych, a young woman, F, is also fleeing an oppressive situation. Married to a rich man and pining away in a luxury solitude she decides to flee the golden cage and disappears into the nearby woods. Eventually the
two characters will meet inside the strange forest."

In his second feature, director Ala Eddine Slim presents an intriguing juxtaposition of raw realism with a hypnotic allegory of contemporary Tunisia, held together by an intense, powerful & grating soundtrack.

Cinema and Photography

Regularly pairing with cinema and photography since their debut, the music of OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE also accompanied the work of video/filmmakers As Human Pattern (KHAMSIN, best documentary at Torino Film Festival), Hinde Boujemaa (Noura's Dream, Golden Tanit & Best Actress prizes at JCC Carthage), Léa Fehner (Les Ogres, best film at Cabourg Film Festival) Stéphane Charpentier (The Divided Line, Athens French Institute), Karel Doing (Palindrome Series, International Film Festival Rotterdam), Clément Cogitore (Braguino exhibition at Le BAL), and the Temps Zero live screenings (in Berlin, Paris, Toulouse with photographers Michael Ackerman, Gaël Bonnefon, Adam Cohen, Damien Daufresne, Alisa Resnik, Gilles Roudière, Yusuf Sevincli...).




side A
01 Canyons
02 Cité Nocturne
03 Deserter
04 Drone Alpha
05 Cimetière
06 Speaking Eyes
07 Une Étrange Forêt I
side B
08 Jettatura
09 Snake Design
10 Overwinter
11 Une Étrange Forêt II
12 Tlamess (Closing Titles)