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with "automne fold", david letellier has evolved from the quiet, pristine flow of his debut record to sounds that are raw, dark and organic on this second release. pulsating rhythms become lost in within walls of saturated strings, words are spoken over bowed acoustic guitars, and analog synths collide with urban field recordings.
vocals are a central theme through the record. treated as raw materials, like any other sound, the voice operates as beat, speaks melodies or sets themes.
in some moments, "automne fold" retains the emotional simplicity of traditional song structures, where message and images come together, but also manages radical abstract textures, when tracks morph in closed forms of static sounds.
"automne fold" is an instrumental record, an album of 14 "folded" tracks, and a cinematic journey between groove and the senses.
Post-Rock is a genre of alternative rock characterized by the use of musical instruments commonly associated with rock music, but using rhythms, harmonies, melodies, timbre and chord progressions that are not found in rock tradition. Simply put, it is the use of 'rock instrumentation' for non-rock purposes. Practitioners of the genre's style typically produce instrumental music.
The post-rock sound incorporates characteristics from a variety of musical genres, including ambient, jazz, electronica, and experimental. The traditional method of power chords is replaced with timbre and texture for guitar-play while the song and voice is abandoned by its ambience.
1. Uriel - Joy Wants Eternity (album:You Who Pretend To Sleep)
2. Further Up - Caspian (album:You Are The Conductor)
3. So Long, Lonesome - Explosions in the Sky (album:All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone)
4. A Three Legged Workhorse - This Will Destroy You (album:This Will Destroy You)
5. Sieben - Thalija (album:Thalija II)
6. There Are Ghosts In The Glass - From The Sky (album:Like Crystal In A World Of Glass)
7. Spectacle - Foxhole (album:We the Wintering Tree)
8. O'Canada - Beware Of Safety (album:It Is Curtains)
9. Destroy All Dreamers - Destroyalldreamers (album:A Coeur Leger Sommeil Sanglant)
10. Young And Old - Gregor Samsa (album:55:12)
11. First Breath After Coma - Explosions In The Sky (album:The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place)
12. Malachite - Jakob (album:Solace)
13. Broken Glass - The Gathering (album:My Received Files)
14. Yes I Am - pg.lost (album:Yes I Am)
15. Salka - Sigur Ros (album:Hauf/Heim)
16. Pass Over - Gardenbox (album:Last Resort)
17. Signaling Through The Flames - The American Dollar (album:The Technicolour Sleep)
18. We Flood Empty Lakes - Yndi Halda (album:Enjoy Eternal Bliss)
19. Ciel Errant - Alcest (album:Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde)
August 24, 2008
Most of this album was recorded at Robert Schneider's "Pet Sounds studio" in Denver in 1997.
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August 22, 2008
As though extracting the absolute essence, simple, plaintive piano and string melodies - no excess, no waste, pure concentrate - butt up against passages of rich, borderzone ambience - radio static / voices leaking through dense, shifting drones. At points recalling the likes of Boards Of Canada, Bibio, and Gas (in terms of depth / grain rather than sound or style), at others Minimalism or the Elizabethan instrumental music of Henry Purcell, there’s also something about its nature that brings to mind authors like WG Sebald, Marcel Proust and filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.
- John Emanuele / drums, keyboard, bass, guitar
"The imagery is heavy, and were this a film score, it would be the one for human nature. The song-to-song transitions and sweeping crescendos are often that grab listeners by the heartstrings to draw them in towards complete bliss – the album begins with the two part tracks “The Slow Wait,” and its effects are just that. Riddled with sadness and joy, there are points of light that poke through very dark undertones as you pass from tracks 1 through 11. With guitar stylings comparable to Bloc Party, the organ influence of Pink Floyd carries the album across. “The Slow Wait Part 2” is breath-taking, but like the debut albums from Interpol or Sigur Ros, the songs create a cohesion when heard from front to back. Long drives, late nights, and many other moments that are affected by the music that accompanies them, The American Dollar is a necessity to one’s personal soundtrack." - last.fm
"EVERY song on this cd is different, interesting...each song evokes an emotion that's introspective, artistic, and again, this isn't a rock record, it's more an art piece, background music, or a film score, but don't misunderstand that reference, this cd is still cool as shit!" - Rock and Roll Experience
"For a very small country, Belgium certainly has a easily identifiable sounding style of new music, and Aranis, a septet of fantastic young players, fits right into the chamber-rock sound that we all know from fellow country-groups like Louise Avenue, Cro Magnon, Julverne and Univers Zero, as well as other European bands such as DAAU, Noetra, Silence IV, Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Gatto Marte. The band consists of 2 violinists, accordion, piano, guitar, flute and double bass, with the flautist and one of the violinists also contributing some vocals. For fans of this sound, this will will thrill and amaze, and as it was self-released on a tiny label in Antwerp, don't delay too long in getting this, if it seems interesting to you. "Aranis is a contemporary band of young musicians. They alternate personal compositions with improvisation and intense solo performances. It's very hard to define the type of music Aranis brings. Acoustic/classic instruments are played in an unusual fashion. Aranis has taken the best parts of contemporary classical music, postrock and folk. Often compositions have a typical repetitive structure, which has a compelling and even flushing effect on the audience. The cinematic nature and strange rhythms of this music create a lasting impression. The atmosphere during the concerts is inimitable: passion, expressiveness and variation always play a key role".-Wayside Music
August 6, 2008
Lindstrøm won the Spellemannsprisen in 2007.
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Well, for me is simple:anyone who can sing so well as the great NINA SIMONE has a place in
my music library.