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Chevilon, Bruno: hors-champ (D'Autres Cordes)

French bassist and experimentalist Bruno Chevillon sculpts alien bass manipulations, noise and voice in superb and often frightening compositions.

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UPC: 634479579004

Label: D'Autres Cordes
Catalog ID: dac 101
Squidco Product Code: 9484

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2007
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve


Bruno Chevilon-bass, doublebass, electronics

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track listing:

1. Alors, Le Désordre 3:54

2. Corten Steel 2:34

3. Courtisane Du Cynique 2:47

4. Dans Sa Téte Abaissée 5:35

5. Dentro Ci Son Le Voci 1:57

6. Germania 4:41

7. Lear-Machine 2:44

8. Partir Des Choses 5:01

9. Salir La Scéne 2:31

10. Seuils 3:24

11. Une Piéce Vide 4:09
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"Here, French bassist and supreme experimentalist Bruno Chevillon delves into avant, (acoustic & electric) bass and electronica for this cutting-edge record label. With alien-like manipulations and ominously designed sound swashes, the artist commingles a potpourri of mini-themes into a broad sound spectrum. He supplants it all with booming lines and monstrous licks, largely embedded into a wide-open musical vista.

On the piece titled "Dans sa tete abaissee," female vocalist Antye Greie-Fuchs orates in French atop Chevillon's eerily sculpted sense of quietude. But in other spots, he generates bombastic sound structures, often rooted upon a menacing heartbeat. However, it's all artistically inclined and not simply construed in such a way that intimates aimless noise-shaping. Then again, some of these works might conjure up notions of Armageddon, yet it's all about the ability for the mind's eye to become lost within the bassist's seemingly out-there sense of musicality. These notions come into play during "Partir des choses," where Chevillon institutes an electronic, off-kilter drum grove followed by massive bass lines and contrasting tones. And then he wreaks havoc on "Lear-machine" via layered EFX and guerrilla-bass tactics. Therefore, the artist's latest effort is a standout, and one that will assuredly keep you on the outer realm of rhyme, reason and sanity."-Glenn Astarita, Jazz Reviews

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