Tristan Driessens: oud, lavta
Simon Leleux: doholla
Ruben Tenenbaum: violin
Driven by a common passion for Turkish Ottoman music, Tristan Driessens, Ruben Tenenbaum and Simon Leleux had a rigorous musical training allowing them to travel through the East Mediterranean to meet their masters and fellow musicians. When Seyir Trio was created in 2016, it was originally designed to be a reduced formation of the Lâmekân Ensemble. However the trio’s identity was soon revealed thanks to the strong human and musical affinities these musicians share when performing together. Every instrument – violin, oud and doholla (bass darbuka) – is played with solistic flair, enhancing both rhythm and melody. Seyir Trio reveals a rather remarkable story: three restless companions who found their way through the labyrinths of a foreign musical idiom. In this album, they welcome Tcha Limberger’s delicate violin and double bass.
Transglobal World Music Charts, December 2017 – February 2018
Spin The Globe’s Top 10 World Music Albums, January 2018
“A phenomenally beautiful album, in which rhythm, melody, solo and harmony all come together perfectly.” Moorsmagazine.
“They know how to combine virtuosity with immersive, exciting beauty. In every way a world class album!” De Subjectivisten.
“One can hear they have deep respect for the multicolored Ottoman tradition” Vrije Geluiden
“A true pleasure to listen to and at the same time a fresh, heart-warming ode to this extraordinary Oriental music. Listen tip for the more adventurous listeners.” Writtin in Music
“An extremely fascinating album.’ Rootstime