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Shimmering, warm and bright...




Bel Canto is a Norwegian trio, then duo formed in Tromsø in 1985 and originally composed of Geir Jenssen, Nils Johansen and Anneli Drecker.


Group that migrated to Brussels in 1986 to produce their first album "White-Out conditions", an album that would go somewhat unnoticed. Just like "Birds of passage" which came out 4 years later in 1990.


It is the release in 1992 of the album "Shimmering, warm and bright" which will finally allow them to be known a little but it will be especially the following album "Magic box" which will really make them pass from the shadows in the light. In particular thanks to the flagship Single "Rumor" which will remain as their one and only title classified internationally.


Other albums will be released later but without really knowing the same level of success as "Magic box"...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Blank sheets 1988

  • White-Out conditions 1988

  • Dreaming girl 1989

  • Oskoreï 1990

  • Birds of passage 1990

  • A shoulder to the wheel 1991

  • The suffering 1991

  • Shimmering, warm and bright 1992

  • Unicorn 1992

  • Summer 1992

  • Keena Maareme 1992

  • Rumour 1996

  • Images 1998

  • Idly I De-ice 1998

  • Sun 1998

  • Heaven 1998

  • Feels like I'm already flying 2002

  • Foolish ship 2002

  • You rock my world tonight 2002

  • Tree 2002


 

Clips :


1988...a style and a trendy sound but which is only intended for an audience for the less initiated. They will therefore have to work a little more to reach the general public...



1988... as they say you have to start well one day so let's leave time to time as they say. These are just their beginnings...



1989...no noticeable improvement in this new year 1989. So do not expect major upheavals before the next decade...



1990...the new decade starts on roughly the same bases as the previous one, which doesn't really reassure the group's ability to 'normalize' as they say...



1990... after their music is interesting we can't deny it. But far, very far from what young people expect to set fire to the Dancefloor...



1991... which does not prevent them from continuing their adventure quietly but surely. Maybe at some point they will produce the title that will finally bring them from shadow to light...



1991...on some titles we have every reason to hope for a miracle, on others we have much more difficulty believing it. This title is far from deserving but impossible for him to reach the greatest number...



1992...the group has a certain originality but he pays a high price. At the cost of an almost inevitable marginalization...



1992...it could still be that the future may hold a nice surprise for them afterwards. To be continued...



1992...it will not be for this year 1992 but it could be that the middle of the decade finally sees them rewarded a little bit...



1992... they will have been right to believe in it until the end in any case. Often success takes time to manifest itself but it happens all the same when we no longer expected it...



1996...and he will arrive on THIS title ! Like what it was worth for the group to have waited for years and years. HU-GE !



1998...certainly they will never repeat the feat but they will still have succeeded. They will have at least left a notorious trace in the musical history of this end of the 20th century and that no one can take away from them...



1998...a band that would still have deserved a semblance of additional recognition because everything they produced was really worth the detour...



1998...they just missed the little boost of fate that could have taken them much higher in terms of success. Hard law of the trade...



1998...the purpose of these articles is precisely to highlight groups that have not been enlightened as they should have been. It's only fair as they say...



2002 ... the adventure will not go further than the beginning of the 2000s, but the essential is done as they say. After all the rest is just a bonus...



2002...an adventure that will still be spread over 15 years, which is not nothing. Longevity, quality, in short, what more could you ask for...



2002...they would have liked to be rewarded a little better, that's for sure. It's History, the one with a capital H which in the end will have ended up rewarding them at the height of their merits...



2002...music is eternal and that's the main thing. When there is fame and fortune it's even better but not all bands will have had this chance...


 

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