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Ajouté le 27 August 2011
This fine realise from Bordeaux’s bijou imprint Amor Fati shows how far these three French improvisors have moved away from their heady flirtation with Reductionism at the turn of the century. Both forward – guitarist Jean-Sébastien Mariage’s work here is spikier and riskier than the delicate textures he provides in the quintet Hubbub – and backward : Mathias Pontevia’s « horizontal drums » recall Lê Quan Ninh, and saxophonist Bertrand Gauguet has extended his repertoire of rasps, gasps, flutters and sputters to reveal an ear for pitch his 2005 solo debut Etwa never hinted at. The centrepiece, the 34 minute « Tsuri », combines his raw multiphonics, the twang and crunch of Mariage’s guitar and Pontevia’s dramatic friction with a feel for the long  (...)

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