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Bernard Falaise



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Sean Trane
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3 stars This is maybe the more original solo work of Miriodor's Nernard Falaise's solo works. According to the liner notes, every single sound on this album comes from his guitars, electric or acoustic. No percussions, no bass, no keys. And this time, when we say solo work, it is indeed solo work. Just Falaise on top of the cliff. ;o)) (sorry, couldn't resist). An all-cardboard sleeve with an all-cardboard slip-case depicting technical aspects of guitar playing: definitely Ambiance Magnétique label product.

The opening La Vie Sur Mars is a rather loud guitar track, but it is also one of the most accessible one on the album. The third track Page Arrachée (torn page) features a caboose (a Malgache ukulele) and Entonnoir (funnel) is the album-longest track, but none of these provide much enthusiasm, even if the album is rarely dissonant, and perhaps the most accessible solo works of his. Drones, feedbacks, scratching, detuning, scrapings, tapping, slapping, finger-picking, stretching, squeezing, bending are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of torture Bernard has for his guitars, and no doubt Fred Frith is listening somewhere across the pond.

Well, I can't tell you that this album is the next wonder, but it certainly has got its interesting moments and can even be entertaining when in the right mood, but certainly not an album to get frisky with the lover.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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