Thursday, December 1, 2016
Michel Blanc, Le Miroir des Ondes
The work is a seamless melange of new music, rock elements and new jazz overtones, performed magnificantly by Marc Ducret on electric guitar, Annabelle Playe, vocals, Anne Giminez, piano, Antonin Rayon, organ, and Blanc himself on drums and percussion.
The music has a wealth of arresting aural events that continually segue one with the other, creating long unfolding mood auralities that fascinate and draw the listener in.
It is a unique and very worthy piece, modern without allying to definite style categories, synthetic yet rather wondrously distinctive.
I've heard nothing quite like this out there before. Viva Michel Blanc!