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Thomas Simon MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES play alternative rock experimental ecstacy, hard rocking, then soothing, rock ambient with a positive edge.
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2. Affection
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3. Live For The Run
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4. Satellite
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5. Remember Me
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6. Moments
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7. Kurzwelle
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8. Father
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11. Come On Down
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Album Notes
endorphin 010

Jillie Simon - vocals
Johnny Pisano - bass
Rodney Ledbetter - drums
Thomas Simon - guitars, keys, samples, vocals

additional musicians:
Susan Mitchell - violin
Dave Eggar - cello

Thomas Simon MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES last toured Eastern Europe in May 2007, which included a performance with KUMM at the Festivalul Rock Top T in Buzau, Romania on Saturday, May 19th. Check out some reviews:

--MONITORUL DE CLUJ, Transilvania, Romania May 15th, 2007
"The Thomas Simon MSF concert marks the first event by a New York cult band in Romania, bringing with it something of the old CBGB spirit, a New York club famous around the world. ... the “feel” of the place is being kept alive by the music of those who performed there, from the Ramones to Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth or Thomas Simon."

--B24FUN Bucharest, Romania, May 25th, 2007
How globalization can be anti-globalist
"Thomas Simon - producer, film maker, musician and composer – toured the U.S., Canada, Europe (and beyond)... and here he is now with his “Thomas Simon Musiciens sans Frontieres” formula playing in the Bucharest club Utopia. Would I offend any Americans if I said you can tell miles away he’s not American? He’s Austrian but he moved to New York, probably so that he and his French named band would have some place to take off into the world from. Either way, the band is a great indie rock traveler. On stage, Jillie Simon is the feminine voice that counterbalances Thomas Simon’s... I think she usually wears white -she is always almost painfully sensual and most of the reviews describe her as being “the light in the dark atmosphere” of the band’s music. She has a delicate voice that seems to penetrate dramatically... The band is more than just a geographical wanderer, they also stroll through different musical territories – critics mention the Dead Can Dance tribalism, the Nine Inch Nails twilight, Moby’s funk, etc. This means that, as their French name discloses, they are diligently tearing down frontiers; only that which they globalize is not commercial waste."

--ISCHLER WOCHE, St.Wolfgang, Austria May 18th, 2006
"The Vienna born New York Multi Media Artist has reached a lot of acclaim with his experimental progressive fusing of Goth and Grunge. By creating a sensitive web of space and rhythm, Simon leads his listeners, with a noir-ish style, through the myriad of his musical works. "
MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES is the creation of NYC-based Austrian-born Thomas Simon - off-off-Broadway rock opera composer, creator of ambient pieces for indie thrillers as well as for Sesame Street, world music documentarian ("Thomas Simon:Walkabout" in 5 film festivals) and alternative-rock guitar hero.

In MSF, Simon is covering the sonic spectrum from the psychedelic, often tribal alt-rock of LOVE ALIEN ( to the dark yet undeniably catchy riffs of his off-off broadway musical hit "The Damned"
( " - a rock musical featuring Thomas Simon has made this town take notice.... a hot ticket not to miss" - Village Voice) sprinkled with the new age ambient suspense sounds of his film-work.

MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES is co-fronted by singer-songwriter-actress Jillie Simon, who "has been garnering rave reviews and probably more than her share of stalkers..." , said CMJ New Music Report. and has been called "white light/white heat onstage" by NYC booker and former Rolling Stone writer Steve Weitzman.
The two had previously founded internationally touring act LOVE ALIEN, of whom Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) had said "it's my new favorite car music!".
Martin Johnson wrote: "LOVE THAT FUSION: Their band is like a fusion of Screaming Trees and Sophie B Hawkins. They have a slightly grungy psychedelic sound, and Jill has a sensuous stage presence and breathy vocals that seem to owe a bit to performance art. It's an intriguing and original sound that is often riveting." - NEWSDAY

Catch "the experimental alternative rock songs of Thomas Simon Musiciens Sans Frontieres." - New Yorker, 3/'07

In 2008:
Thomas just returned from recording in Indonesia (3/08) and is currently developing a new performing format, utilizing all the sounds, world rhythm samples he recorded in combination with the alternative rock, xtc sounds of MUSICIENS SANS FRONTIÉRES. A new album is in the works.
Live shows and touring will resume in the summer.



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