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Jerome Combier: Gone

By Ensemble Cairn

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By Ensemble Cairn. By Jerome Combier. Country of Origin: Austria. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.AECD1651).

Item Number: NX.AECD1651

There are certain types of music that affirm and triumph. Others suggest a distance, a gentle journey towards far-off lands. Jerome Combier is of this race of vagabonds. His music plunges the listener into a deep, rarefied atmosphere, dense with multiple, ghostly apparitions that set the imagination free. Here and there, a line of shadows interferes between the real voices, as if coming out of nowhere. Straight away, Combier's music does away with the references of pitches, the distinction between sounds, breaths and friction, gone into more deeply with the electronics and closely connected to rainfalls of sand, murmurs of the wind… The electronics have this function, eroding the sonority borne by the instruments, diluting harmonies and scales in gentle saturations, sounds loaded with grain. The works brought together in this album, performed by the nec plus ultra of the music of our time, immerse us in a diaphanous glow. This is a rare recording of the highest quality!

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