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Jacques Thollot - Quand Le Son Devient Aigu, Jeter La Girafe A La Mer. CD (album) cover


Jacques Thollot



2.60 | 9 ratings

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2 stars Poor old Jacques died in 2014 aged 68.

The album' title is so long that if I typed it in here, you'd all have hit the 'escape' button to read something more interesting before arriving at this second sentence.

'Quand Le Son?blah, blah' sounds like a one man band with everything being played at the same time by 'Mr Thollot'. The bloke was a decent jazz drummer, but his piano work is equally as impressive. Impressive in that way where there's little or no tune or rhythm that only Jazz musicians seem to pull off without any criticism forthcoming.

Jacques appears to be one guy that loved flanger effects over drums and he goes off on a rampaging 'Captain Caveman' solo drum attack on 'track 6'

There's not much humming and singing going on in my head whilst listening to this. It's all a bit free-form, directionless and avant-garde jazz for my liking. Jacques Thollot has a bizarre and unique approach the RIO genre. At times it sounds like a whole load of Bowling balls being thrown down a flight of stairs without any regular beat or semblance of tune, but the shrieked vocals add an odd dimension to this otherwise forgettable album.

This is mostly an acoustic drum based album with some wacky piano work with subtle electronic effects riddled throughout. It's quite a difficult listen and an even more awkward album to review due to it's non-linear approach.

It's tough.

Dobermensch | 2/5 |


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