A wonderfully inventive and enjoyable solo guitar album from Montreal guitarist Bernard Falaise, a member of Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups, here mostly focused on acoustic guitar with open turning fed into effects pedals, alongside pieces for electric guitar, glockenspiel and melodica; magnifique!
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 237
Squidco Product Code: 25289
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Montreal, Canada, in 2017 by the artist.
Bernard Falaise-electric guitar, effects
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1. Au zoo 2:43
2. Le compas dans l'oeil 4:27
3. Distillations 4:53
4. Langue de girafe 3:43
5. Porcelaine 360 12:23
6. Marcher sur la glace 4:16
7. Stalactites et stalagmites 3:48
8. Lézardes et zebrures 7:39
9. Mémoire d'elephant 4:44
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"Guitarist Bernard Falaise might be the only musician on this record, but you won't find here any composition for solo guitar. A good chunk of "lezardes et zebrures's basic material features an acoustic guitar played in open tunings and fed into a freezer pedal in order to endlessly play very short loops that sound a little bit as if you were listening to a guitar and organ duo from outer space. Successive layers of instruments - from electric guitar to glockenspiel and melodica - contribute to create a rich sonic universe, at the same time acoustic and electronic, naive and skillful."-Ambiances Magnetiques
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"Bernard Falaise. Born Montréal, Québec, 1965. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (guitar).
Bernard Falaise was born in Montréal, where he currently lives. He plays electric guitar, composes and improvises - all with evident joy - for Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups. He has written for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM), Quartango and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, the theatre and dance. Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/falaise_be/)
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