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Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp): L'Apres-Midi d'un Bot (zOaR Records)

A collection of original songs recorded in NY & Paris from vocalist Hélène Breschand, also performing on acoustic and electric harp, in a duo with Elliott Sharp, who creates grooves and instrumental environments on guitar, analog synth, bass, toy piano and drum programming; unusually structured and richly detailed, from idiosyncratic to sensuous.
 

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Helene Breschand-vocals, concert harp, electric harp

Elliott Sharp-vocals, guitars, bass, analog synthesizers, violinoid, drum programming, toy piano


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Label: zOaR Records
Catalog ID: ZCD 124
Squidco Product Code: 33484

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve Sealed
Recorded at Studio zOaR, in NYC, and at Rue Jenner, in Paris, France, and at La Muse en Circuit, in Paris, France, by Mohammed Ali.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"One afternoon, Helene Breschand and Elliott Sharp found themselves in a bizarre metaverse, uploaded into a Paris that was strangely familiar yet completely alien. What could they do but sing about it? And so they do in this collection of cyberpunk songs that are nearly hyperpop (but perhaps not)."-zOar


Artist Biographies

"Hélène Breschand is a French harpist, composer and improviser. Breschand leads a career both as a solo artist as well as in ensemble work, playing both a contemporary repertoire and premiering new works as much as she plays improvised music and musical theater.[1] She is a musician who plays on the verge of several genres ranging from contemporary music to jazz. She plays both written and improvised music."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne_Breschand)
2/28/2024

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"Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro."-Elliott Sharp

-Elliott Sharp website (http://www.elliottsharp.com/bio.html)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Tres Very Very 6:10

2. Tatouage 3:46

3. Fievre 5:52

4. La Nuit Tombe 4:47

5. Bulle 2:22

6. Are I A? 5:01

7. Dada Scrape 4:35

8. Toi 3:59

9. Robots Et Doudous 6:05

10. When Is Now 6:54

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Unusual Vocal Forms
Song Based Music
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

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