Four musicians, three voices, two voices. Here are three unmissable albums only just released to the world. Flashes.
DOUCE FOLIE – COMME JOHN
Two sisters with harmonising voices and strong characters are making sweet, melodic and poetic music. It’s Comme John. With this new album, Douce Folie, the duet allows themselves to prolong the summer with Au loin and Été 80, to extend the space with the freshness of Désert and the lightness of Nous finirons ensemble, to brighten every note of Même si and of L’après-midi, between blues and yé-yé. It is French variety to its pinnacle and we get a massive crush as it gets its fair space in our repertoire in under half an hour. Do not miss it.
ARALKUM – GALYA BISENGALIEVA
Kazakh-British violinist Galya Bisengalieva is a great novelty for us. If we usually don’t review instrumental albums as it is not our speciality, her debut album, Aralkum, really hit us strong. With her dark and vaporous atmosphere, the violinist paints a gigantic fresco through her six modern and powerful tracks. Anxiety is getting moved my reflection and peace. Experimental, Bisengalieva’s music goes further and presents an abstract piece of art that can be impressive and surprising to some. We highly recommend to discover it through the video for Barsa-Kelmes.
TRANSIENCE OF LIFE – ELYSIAN FIELDS
In space, no one can hear anything or anyone. Yet, we’re almost certain that Transience of Life, by New York band Elysian Fields, has been made in the heart of space. Broadcasted from out there, made of stardust, or waiting since the Big Band, we don’t know which theory to adopt when listening to these timeless tracks. A Life Misspent gets us to our core, feeling formed of bright particles, it rises and lights up the room. Of course, everything there is still dark, but neither depressive nor oppressive. Everything stands in the voice’s balance.
Now Playing :
Réveille-moi – Comme John
Barsa-Kelmes – Galya Bisengalieva
An Outsider Underserving of Love – Elysian Fields