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Florent Ghys: Baroque Tardif

Notes & Reviews:

Baroque Tardif encompasses a diverse medley of multimedia experimentation. Phase parisienne features some contrapuntal experiments while Quatrième implores an extended canon technique. Pull blanc, chemise rouge, always remaining playful and modal, brings out an accessible pop side to Florent's music. The album also unveils Florent's personal vocal technique, as in Simplement, in which his voice sings on top of a speech sample. Even more compelling is the dominate use of solfège (do re mi...) as lyrics, leading the listener to consider voice as an instrument.

As with his first EP, Florent has recorded this album using a unique and personal tuning of the double bass, bringing the instrument nearer from the cello and extending the range of possibilities of his virtual "multiple-me ensemble" made of basses, guitars, voices and percussion.

American Record Guide
Combining infectious string phases with the energy that naturally inhabits clapping makes Phase Parisienne an excellent opener that grabs your attention and sets the mood for the stylish, tonal program... This recipe captivated me.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Florent Ghys (vocals, guitars, piano, double bass, electric bass, percussion).

Recording information: Bordeaux, France (2007-2010).


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