In 1969, legendary psychedelic/early progressive rock band Baba Scholae recorded an album at IBC Sound Recording Studios in London - however, it was never officially released. The band's leader was Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi, better known as M Frog, the synth and keyboard maestro on Todd Rungren's early Utopia albums and coincidentally, the founder of the Ad Vitam label. Only three copies (acetates) of 69 where made, but the album's cult following lasts to this day. Often compared to the work of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and Gong, Baba Scholae's 69 is truly a ''lost and found again'' masterpiece with music that was years ahead of its time. For a gem like this to have been buried for 43 years is nothing short of extraordinary.
Baba Shrimps are three musicians with a stunning and heart-warming interpretation of contemporary pop music. Shortly before the release of their debut album Neon (2014) the band was contracted by the label Sony Music. The album was a great surprise success and placed prominently in the Swiss charts. The band played over 200 concerts in clubs and festivals and opened for Kings of Leon and Kodaline. The trio with Adrian Kübler (Vocals / Guitar), Moritz Vontobel (drums / vocals) and Luca Burkhalter (Keys / Vocals) recently released their next album with producer David Kosten, who worked for his work with Everything Everything, Bat for Lashes And Marina and the Diamonds, was completed in London. The new longplayer will be released on 26 June 2017.