No Tongues mesmerizes in the cinematic ‘Makam Fantôme’ feat. Linda Oláh

Through Makam Fantôme, they've forged a distinctive musical fusion that defies conventional folk norms, presenting it as a narrative discovered through the language of sound.
11 March 2024
Photo by Emmanuel Ligner

French experimental band No Tongues has once again pushed the boundaries of music with their latest music video for Makam Fantôme featuring Linda Oláh, a standout track from their mesmerizing album ICI, released in 2022 via Carton Records. Directed by the visionary Thomas Rabillon, the video transports viewers into a realm reminiscent of the cinematic masterpieces of Fellini and the ethereal landscapes of Wim Wenders.

In this captivating blend of music video and live recording, No Tongues, accompanied by the bewitching vocals of Linda Oláh, immerse themselves in the raw, evocative atmosphere of an ancient church. 

This visual delight underscores the band’s unwavering commitment to sonic innovation and experimentation. No Tongues seamlessly integrates the essence of the location with their expansive sound, crafting an immersive experience that transcends traditional music. Through Makam Fantôme, they’ve forged a distinctive musical fusion that defies conventional folk norms, presenting it as a narrative discovered through the language of sound.

French artists are currently spearheading the movement in avant-garde music, and No Tongues is leading the charge. Their diverse sonic spectrum, ranging from raucous to folk-inspired to jazz-infused, showcases their fearless exploration of musical frontiers.

Makam Fantôme featuring Linda Oláh is a testament to the band’s ability to captivate listeners with their deep, introspective soundscapes. Oláh’s haunting vocals guide us into a realm of pure experimentation, where every note resonates with the depths of our souls.

In summary, No Tongues’ Makam Fantôme is a transcendent journey into the heart of experimental music. With their fearless creativity and boundary-pushing sound, No Tongues continues to redefine the possibilities of musical expression.

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