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ARTIST
TITLE
En Concert à la Salle des Fêtes
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EMEGO 077CD EMEGO 077CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/22/2006

QuintetAvant is comprised of members Lionel Marchetti, Jérome Noetinger, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin and Laurent Sassi, five leading lights of the French improvised, electronic, electroacoustic scene. This recording sees them combine electronic tape, analogue synths and a united love for strange sonorities. Like its predecessor, the vinyl-only release Floppy Nails on Mego, this is an exciting display of concrete improvisation. Taken from a live session at the Musique Action Festival, and mastered at Piethopraxis in Köln. Given that this has sprung from the blank slate of open improvisation -- resting on the dexterity, patience, and the listening ability provided by the participants, the results are all the more inspired. Interlocking, overlapping, stretching, snapping, bending, morphing and panning, along with vast dynamics: calm and restrained through to hyperactive and fierce. The best band currently active in France? Maybe.