TOM BODLIN

SAXOPHONE POET
Nantes, France

Tom Bodlin (Photo credit: Alter 1fo)
Tom Bodlin (Photo credit: Alter 1fo)

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[EN] Tom Bodlin is a one-man marching band wobbling on a unicycle through his own fictional universe. Bodlin makes use of saxophones, a minimalistic drum set-up, sample pedals and his voice to create his multi-layered yet stripped down sound. Described as a “saxophone poet”, his surrealistic music-world is filled with encounters with Tom Waits, Moondog, Morphine and Sun Ra. The colourful brass tones and chirpy beats invite the listener into a world where tortured artists, dancing elephants and fire-eaters cajole side-by-side to Snaketime rhythms and underworld jazz. The mad Pied Piper will lead you from town to town, from tale to tale, until the morning comes…


[FR] Tom Bodlin est un homme orchestre titubant sur un monocycle à travers son propre univers de fiction. Bodlin travaille avec un saxophone, un kit de batterie minimaliste, des pédales sampler et sa voix; donnant ainsi vie à un son à la fois complexe et épuré. Décris comme un “poéte du saxophone”, son univers musical surréaliste regorge de rencontres avec Tom Waits, Moondog, Morphine et Sun Ra. Le cuivre coloré et les rythmes enjoués vous invitent dans un monde où les artistes torturés, les éléphants qui dansent, et les cracheurs de feu se cajolent au rythme de Snaketime et de jazz underground. Le saxophoniste fou vous mènera de ville en ville, d’histoire en histoire, juqu’au petit matin …


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