Some say that the Web and CD writers are responsible for a crisis in recorded music.
Nothing is less certain.
Firstly, it is not a crisis. Crises are something we enter, go through and emerge from. In this case, we are turning a page and ending a book.
Secondly, since the rise of rock 'n' roll - and especially since the dawn of the marketing age - major record companies have shown so much disdain towards their artists and the public that it would have been amazing indeed if music lovers had continued to shower them with money. That would have been the real surprise: if record companies had carried on doing thriving business despite peer-to-peer and mp3.
La Planète Bleue provides another approach, another
vision, a fundamentally different way of listening.
Throughout the year, radio programme La Planète Bleue examines and dissects international production to root out the most innovatory work.
The La Planète Bleue record collection offers you some of the programme's most appealing discoveries.
It is a global and futuristic collection, characterised by the high level of ambition that has constructed the programme's international reputation.
These days, when you have to pay to be included on many compilations (something the public often does not realise), this radical editorial principle is unusual, ambitious and extreme. Here, the only criterion is artistic. The choice of artists is not negotiated. There are no compromises.
Until now, new-music
fans have all too often scorned world music and world-music lovers have generally
On La Planète Bleue, we focus on spatial and temporal correlations, primitive and futuristic blends, and cyber-ethnic perspectives. We explore the forgotten, unvisited continent of world production, where the most exciting creative artists are to be found.
La Planète Bleue turns its (modest) spotlights on artists often left in the shade of the media. All over the world, these musicians are searching for the sound of tomorrow. They are outlining new prospects and inventing the swing of the future.
La Planète Bleue is their sanctuary.