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Epinat / Forge / Bertholon: Duo... (Creative Sources)


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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS044
Squidco Product Code: 5399

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Original sound track recorded in France at La Pierre Chatelus in La Croix du Sud located on the Côte Roannaise (Loire district)


Cyril Epinat-acoustic guitar, objects

Mathias Forge-trombone, objects

Jérôme Bertholon-recording, electric lighter, quartz clock

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"Duo . . . is a fascinating, cryptic set of recordings from Cyril Epanat (acoustic guitar and objects), Mathias Forge (trombone and objects) and Jérôme Bertholon (recording, electric lighter, quartz clock). Recorded from over the course of 30-some hours—from just before midnight on a Friday until Sunday dawn—these very quiet pieces are mostly rather abstract and seem to reflect the "environmental" properties of the recording locations (all in Southern France, and credited simply as "grove", "leafy forest", "big field pondside", and "'Chatelus' stone"). Forge is certainly the more garrulous of the players, exploring the flatulent tailgating end of the sound spectrum but doing so—if this is possible—in a highly restrained fashion (which surely requires an impressive amount of control). Epanat will only rarely slash across the strings or pluck a single resounding note—he's more likely, much more than Forge, to avoid the idiomatic properties of his instrument. Occasionally I thought I heard some insects buzzing in the environs and even more seldom there are passages of rising intensity. But most tracks are anything but effusive, with the players intent to merge with whatever sounds they find around them. Excellent stuff."-Jason Bivins (One Final Note)

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Creative Sources
November 2005
Improvised Music
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