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"L'Ocelle Mare is the solo project from Thomas Bonvalet, guitarist from Cheval de Frise. Energy, technicity and sincerity characterize this new recording. Think about an original soundtrack from a French movie produced in a quarry or in a neglected old church, and you are listening to L'Ocelle Mare. Thomas toured with bands such as Deerhoof (Kill Rock Stars), Gorge Trio (Skin Graft), RadiKal Satan (Potagers Natures) and Chevreuil (RuminanCe) and his musical language wants to tell us something beautiful: playing guitar only, he's looking for new tones and acoustics. His musical approach reminds us of John Fahey and David Grubbs. Recorded in different deserted French places in July 2006 (one week), you can heard silence in a ruined stable and bats in obscurity. Thomas already had the passion for those places and give us for the first time -- on recording -- the real sensation to be set down with him in those dark places. Sounds of guitar and percussion throw us in an obscurity where each musical note is a light."