The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Portugese violist Joao Camoes, living in Paris, in a duo with Jean-Marc Foussat on electronics and voice, which he approaches like those of the acoustic improvised music and free jazz; the two present two long works where Foussat processes and extends Camoes' sound.

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat
A La Face du Ciel

Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat: A La Face du Ciel (Shhpuma)

Label: Shhpuma    
Released in: Portugal    

"The staying in Paris, for some years, of the young violist João Camões may have put him away from the Portuguese improv scene, but sure is it enabled him to enter in the French one. This is his second edition with one of the musicians with whom he started to work in the City of Lights, Jean-Marc Foussat, now in duo after the trio with Claude Parle heard in "Bien Mental". What we find in this new "À la face du ciel" is somewhat different from that other recording, and if it would be natural to have more intimate and introspective results, considering the one-to-one dialogue, we get the opposite: the music is even more intense, visceral and dynamic. In electro-acoustic territory, that's not an established procedure. When there's a computer involved, the tendency is for (non-)developments in the form of drones and for ethereal soundscapings.

There's a particular circumstance: Foussat doesn't use the concepts defining the present day electronica, but those of the acoustic improvised music and free jazz, established through multiple partnerships with Jac Berrocal, Daunik Lazro, Sophie Agnel, Jerôme Bourdellon and Makoto Sato, among others. Unquiet, acting by impulse and always with new ideas, in the two long pieces of the CD he covers several kinds of approaches, the two main ones being the live processing of the signals coming from his partner and the elaboration of synthesis. Confronted with this constant challenge, Camões tries do go beyond his own limits and to get out from comfort zones, doing it superbly and not fearing the fact that he's playing with a veteran. The language used by this member of the Portuguese bands Open Field Trio and Earnear contain, mostly, elements from contemporary classical music, this way introducing a rather curious logic of contrasts. It's a joy to listen."-Shhpuma

See all items in the Clean Feed category

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Duo Recordings
Clean Feed
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

Search for other titles on the Shhpuma label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Roji (Almeida / Schneider / Santos Silva)
The Hundred Headed Woman
Ich B!n Nintendo (Winther / Nergaard / Johansen)
Lykke [VINYL]
Ich B!n Nintendo (Winther / Nergaard / Johansen)
Nagual [VINYL]
Sa, Adriana / To Trips / John Klima
Raon, Eduardo
On the Drive For Impulsive Actions
Sa, Joana
Elogio Da Desordem (In Praise of Disorder)
Mirra, Helen / Ernst Karel
A Map Of Parallels 41-N And 49-N At A Scale Of Ten Seconds To One Degree
Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra
Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]
Gama, Joana / Luis Fernandez
Costa, Simao
Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins
Almost a Song
The Earworm Versions
Felizardo, Filipe
Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog
Moore, Thurston / Pedro Sousa / Gabriel Ferrandini
Live at ZDB [VINYL]

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Abrahams, Chris / Burkhard Beins
Instead Of The Sun
(Herbal International)
Frey, Jurg (performed by Cristian Alvear)
Guitarist, Alone
(Another Timbre)
Davies, Angharad / Rhodri Davies / Michael Duch / Lina Lapelyte / John Lely & John Tilbury
(Another Timbre)
Miguel, Sei
(Five) Stories Untold
(Clean Feed)
RED Trio w/ John Butcher
Summer Skyshift
(Clean Feed)
Miimo 5
Miimo 3
Miimo 4
Elyakim, Dganit
Failing Better
(Aural Terrains)
Astral Colonels (Anthony Pateras / Valerio Tricoli)
Good Times in the End Times
Price: $15.95
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 5609063000227

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH022CD
Squidco Product Code: 21886

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded in 01.12.2014 at Studio Pyjama (La Garenne-Colombes, France) by Jean-Marc Foussat. Mixed and mastered by Jean-Marc Foussat. Produced by João Camões and Jean-Marc Foussat.


Joao Camoes-Viola

Jean-Marc Foussat-Electronic devices and voice

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Suite Pour la Troisieme Oreille 22:38

2. Mecaniqu Verte 23:24