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MANINKARI - Un Phnomne De Reliance

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Zoharum ZOHAR 266-2
Release Year: 2022
Note: L''ODEUR ETHERIQUE - the twin brother duo from Paris found their very own recognizable sound, always based on instrumental / acoustic use and with a very floating, wide opened approach, using many "ethnic" percussive instruments but also viola and cymbalon... on this new album, their sound is darker and characterized through more "atonal" elements = dark droning acoustic / exotic movements without any electronic instruments... lim. 300, six panel ecopak
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After a few years, Maninkari returns to Zoharum with a new, already third studio album for the label. "Un Phenomene De Reliance" is a kind of concept album, it's something like a suite, consisting of four separate compositions. There are no spectacular twists or unexpected musical revolts here. The duo of Charlot brothers continues to follow the path chosen by them, masterfully developing the formula they developed years ago. We are dealing here with illustrative music, extremely vivid, strongly influencing the imagination of the audience.Certainly, it could serve as the soundtrack to an unspecified movie based on a somewhat dreamlike plot. It would be great as a sound for a performance or ballet. The French use classical instruments with quite a lot of freedom, and at the same time with impeccable virtuosity, to create a rather peculiar musical abstract, based on compositions that are characterized by incredible lightness, harmony and melodic beauty, at the same time giving the impression of fleetin, airy miniatures. where each note seems to sound only for a moment before disappearing into a huge space, filled with silence. Trying to properly describe what "Un Phenomene De Reliance" is, we can use the terms "ambient" or "chamber music". However, neither of these expressions will fully represent what is contained in this publication. At the same time, it is worth devoting special time to, somewhere in the privacy of your home, to be able to concentrate on the pleasure of listening and exploring this very intimate, personal and captivating music.


"Genre/Influences: Experimental, Ritual, Cinematic.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: Frdric and Olivier Charlot -who are also involved with other projects like Sphyxion, are back on track unleashing a new opus of Maninkari.They already released several albums but this is their third one on Zoharum.

Content: The work features 4 songs which have been progressively built up by the mix of authentic instruments and electronic treatments. The viola injects a deeply, atmospheric, darkness to the work while the rhythmic make it all sound Ritual.

+ + +: I like Maninkari for their authenticity, the use of acoustic instruments not only adding an artistic touch to the work but also a poignant, atmospheric, touch. The title song is a true masterpiece whereon the Charlot brothers have found a perfect balance between the different instruments. The viola is absolutely terrific here. You also can notice improvised passages but the work remains constantly accessible.

: It needs a few minutes before you totally get into the poignant sonic universe of Maninkari. So you better be a little bit patient.

Conclusion: Subtle improvisation with a styled, acoustic, touch on top." [Side-Line]