Our psychedelic folk rock band active between 2000 and 2010, was led by sebastien carbonnelle and took us through two intimate, orchestral and melancholic albums in worlds ranging from soul music to psychedelic rock.
Sébastien Carbonnelle (composition, vocals, guitar), François Georges (Piano), Ludovic Bouteligier (Trumpet), Thomas Turine (Drums), Fabrice Delmeire (Prod.), Samuel Volan (Bass), Evelyne Van Genechten (Keyboard) and Barbara Malter Terrada (Flute), all members before of San Francisco City Police or Casino Royale. The group is joined in 2009 by Gregory Carette.
Major Deluxe played on all the stages of Belgium and many in Europe. France, Spain, Irland, UK… .
Two released albums on Top 5 Records and Tricatel (France, Bertrand Burgalat).
With a tone of lyrics certainly darker, “Something Ends Here” always seeks the balance of a work of composition and arrangement in search of light. And yes, the songwriting took a little the place of the weaving of atmospheres; but no, the pan-harmonic desires and the necessary instrumental richness did not disappear. The band is always keen to provide happy endings at the height of twilight ballads (Nothing Alongside), beautiful escapes that don’t leave the listener stranded, opening wide on bushy paths where it’s good to get lost. Listen to the organs, they play for you…
It is there, between old-fashioned soul and Technicolor pop adventures, between golden skies (Eveything’s Black…) and sunshine pop (Murder Day), that MD blazes. Back to Normal ? Run and see! Just like some of the popular research heads of the last ten years (from Stereolab to Air, through Bertrand Burgalat, The Boo Radleys or Lambchop), Major Deluxe marvelously combines pop pleasure and harmonic research, renewing in its turn the art of the mix both learned and playful. Under its cool airs (Calexico meets Burt Baccarach), Major Deluxe offers a rebellious trip whose each listening enriches the love of beauty