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ARTIST
TITLE
Divine
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
CCS 079LP CCS 079LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/9/2013

LP version. For a long time before the success of Nôze led him to discover the rest of the world, Ezechiel Pailhès remained a prophet in his country. For a long time as well, he worked on creating what became his first solo album, waiting for the right moment when he could no longer contain all the melodies that populate this epic. A voyage in a free world, where creation knows no formal constraints, transforming the original pieces without knowing in advance how they will end up, disguising the instruments so that they are mistaken for others -- nothing frightens this intrepid sailor whose ship is nevertheless securely moored at home in Paris. Sole master on board, the tinkerer illusionist prepares his piano with mechanic's tools (Scotch tape, rubber, percussion, wooden claves adrift over the strings), obtaining instruments that sound unexpected. Here are captivating melodies like siren-songs, sometimes dressed in a simple lala or lyrics by David Lafore -- ports of call offering a sweetness that is at times extremely melancholy, pieces whose implacable refrains take root the first time you listen to them. This is indeed a divine crossing of wide-ranging references such as Serge Regianni, D'Angelo, Bernard Hermann, Timber Timbre, and Stevie Wonder but also Henri Duparc, Moondog, Keith Jarrett and Tony Bennett). Ezechiel's career as a pianist has evolved on the stages where he has been performing for years as a duo with Nicolas Sfintescu (Nôze). Divine is the companion for all trips, the disk you take to the deserted island and to the loft in Berlin, the disk that you play constantly without tiring of it because each listening reveals places you were unaware of, sounds that had not yet been discovered, because it thrills music lovers.