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THIBAULT, JEHANNE - Eskifjrdur

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Kaon se-14
Release Year: 2014
Note: a late discovery is this excellent CD by newcomer JEHANNE THIBAULT on the label of TOY BIZARRE, completely composed from field recordings made in Iceland at the East fjords, wild nature sounds merge with human made noises, machines, vocalizations, a film without images with great details and dynamics... "music that is full of tension and attention for the details and by using collage like techniques he builds some excellent music, with a fine ear for subtle changes and rapid change-overs.." [Vital Weekly]
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Eskifjrur, is an Icelandic town settled along the East fjords, still between two lively environments. The film relates without images, these spaces became entities. First, its the awakening of the earth, living, breathing : an entity sometimes hostile, extends into the landscape to overwhelming the rest. Men are discreet. To remain, they go from the land to the sea, and from the sea to the land, but also to die. The sea is nourishing, bountiful and generous, but it keeps with it these souls and reject these bodies, buried.


It's music that is full of tension and attention for the details and by using collage like techniques he builds some excellent music, with a fine ear for subtle changes and rapid change-overs. It's especially that mixture between the pure field recordings, the rumble of nature as it were, which works well in combination with those thicker washes of sound - either the pure untreated sounds but then heavily layered together or via some kind of electronic manipulation. Whatever it is, it's not really important to know this. What counts is that this is a more than excellent release. A great new discovery in the area of field recorders with a strong voice of it's own. (FdW in Vital