Always “trash & kitsch”, they come back with a long-awaited album “MENSHEN“. Album in their image. Smadj & Mehdi Haddab are as much pranksters as the Menshen who represent them on the album. Door guardians in Chinese iconography. Characters that go in pairs, funny and mystical at the same time; as much as these two very same musicians.
Assumed playfulness, respectful insolence. An oxymoron of this ilk. “Les enfants terribles” of the oud are back! Reckless as ever: “Smadj & Mehdi Haddab are not only the guardians of a door: they bless the movement that makes the threshold pass, in one direction or the other”. Bertrand Dicale
MENSHEN new album release 1st July on Accords Croisés & PIAS