AMN Reviews: Gilles Gobeil – Le contrat (with René Lussier) (2003; empreintes DIGITALes)

Le contrat is billed as a Gilles Gobeil / René Lussier record and was released in 2003.  The sheer density of musical content on this record is insane.  Both musicians are on top of their game and, while they both have lots of room to flaunt their talents while the other sits out (Lussier has … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Gilles Gobeil – Le contrat (with René Lussier) (2003; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN Reviews: Gilles Gobeil – Trilogie d’ondes (2005; empreintes DIGITALes)

On Trilogie d’ondes, Gobeil collaborates with Ondes Martenot virtuoso Suzanne Binet-Audet.  Like an earlier empreintes DIGITALes release that marries the classical guitar with various Aousmatic composers (see my write-up here), Trilogie d’ondes achieves the same great synergies between Gobeil’s tape generated maneuvers and the most disparate instrument you can think of, the Ondes Martenot.  As … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Gilles Gobeil – Trilogie d’ondes (2005; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN Reviews: Gilles Gobeil – Trois Songes (2008; empreintes DIGITALes)

I recently revisited the six albums I have from Gilles Gobeil and for the life of me, couldn’t decide which one to single out for a write-up.  I consider all of them excellent with a few of them reaching the “beyond excellence” level for me.  So instead of agonizing about it, I decided to spout … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Gilles Gobeil – Trois Songes (2008; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN Reviews: Ned Bouhalassa – Gratte-cité (2008; empreintes DIGITALes)

It’s been a while since I’ve contributed to my on again/off again examination of the wonderful empreintes DIGITALes label.  I’m going to dig deep into their catalog and talk about this stellar release from 2008.  Ned Bouhalassa’s Gratte-cité is one of those releases that evokes, not only a long passage of time but also a … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Ned Bouhalassa – Gratte-cité (2008; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Mélancolie (2021; empreintes DIGITALes)

A new Normandeau is always a welcome addition and, Mélancolie delivers in a big way.  This, along with Paul Dolden’s Golden Dolden box (write-up coming eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later) provides a splendid end of the year Acousmatic boost. On Mélancolie, Normandeau humbly underestimates these works by saying; “All the pieces culled on this … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Mélancolie (2021; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN Reviews: Arturo Parra – Parr(A)cousmatique (2002; empreintes DIGITALes)

This album was a grand experiment that went exceedingly…right!  As the story goes, classical guitarist Parra (and a very accomplished one at that as this album ably shows) approached five Acousmatic composers and asked them to create a work for which he would then mix himself in creating a hybrid piece.  With the exception of D’or et de lumiére where … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Arturo Parra – Parr(A)cousmatique (2002; empreintes DIGITALes)

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival, January 4-6

Source: The San Francisco Tape Music Festival. Lineup incudes: Friday January 4, 2019 (9pm) JAMES TENNEY – For Ann (rising) (1969) FRANÇOIS BAYLE – Solitioude (from L’Expérience Acoustique, 1969) HORACIO VAGGIONE – Consort for Convolved Violins (2011) THOM BLUM – Epenthesis (2018) MAIJA HYNNINEN – It is always today (2015) KRISTIN MILTNER – Untitled (2018) … Continue reading The San Francisco Tape Music Festival, January 4-6

A Closer Listen Reviews

From A Closer Listen: Olan Mill ~ Cavade Morlem Tambour ~ Chapitre I Gilles Gobeil ~ Les lointains Georges Forget ~ Le dernier présent Åke Parmerud ~ Growl Nicolas Perret & Silvia Ploner ~ Nýey Flying Hórses ~ Tölt Naviar Records ~ Naviar Series 006