Wednesday, January 12, 2011
d'Incise's "Les Restes du Festin" for Experimental Electro-Acoustic Soundscapes
d'Incise's Les Restes du Festin (Test Tube 123) is a 67-odd-minute panorama of ambient and dynamic sound. It was composed from the improvisations of Johann Bourquenez (piano), Christian Graf (guitar), Christophe Berthet (saxophones), Gaël Riondel (saxophones), Cyril Bondi (drums) and d'incise (piano and percussion), along with sound contributions from Lena, Bluermutt, Hopen, Ibakusha, and Monsieur Connard.
What you get is a quite interesting aural tapestry that provokes the imagination. d'Incise has been pretty prolific in putting together free net label albums, but this one is definitely the best I've heard from (I assume) him. It's a free download so you can afford to give this one a listen without risk. There's a vibrant scene of such releases and programs in Europe lately. Insubordinations is one of the labels that seems most active. This one is on Test Tube however. Go to http://testtube.monocromatica.com/releases/tube123.htm to download.