Friday, February 24, 2017

Les Chroniques de l'Inutile - Virgule (EL NEGOCITO RECORDS 2017)

"Virgule" is the result of Les Chroniques de l'Inutile growing as a septet. This new set of pieces, very "song-like", wild in some moments, surprisingly gentle and peaceful in others, celebrates the present moment and reminds the importance of punctuation.

"Virgule" est le disque du groupe "Les Chroniques de l'Inutile" devenu un septet. Cet ensemble de nouveaux morceaux parfois sauvages ou tout à coup étonnamment paisibles, célèbre l'instant présent et témoigne de l'importance de la ponctuation.

"There's a strange poetry to the music of Les Chroniques de l'Inutile. One moment, the septet is deep into a passage of slowly mutating post-jazz guitar melodicism, only to have its developing shape obliterated by bursts of wind instrument harmonies. Then there are other times when the clear path of a straight-forward modern jazz piece is muddied by a sudden disassembly into the random motion of free jazz.

Each piece of Virgule suggests a structural intent, and yet for every instance of cadential familiarity and alliterative effect, the sextet breaks things down—often in ways that contradict with patterns and alternative structures all their own. This album is an endless source of intrigue."

1. La mauvaise raison
B. Sauzereau - 04:06

2. Moineau
B. Sauzereau - 03:45

3. William (Harrison Bonney)
B. Sauzereau - 06:27

4. Nemo
B. Sauzereau - 02:10

5. Gauche
Les Chroniques de l'Inutile improvisation - 03:38 

6. Mary Molly Bebert et alcide
B. Sauzereau - 04:57

7. La cite a une rue
B. Sauzereau - 03:14

8. Rustgevende uitlijning van drie punten in de ruimte
B. Sauzereau - 04:45

9. Non vorrei morire mai
B. Sauzereau - 04:25

10. Whistler
J. Bouttery - 01:24

11. Gans
B. Sauzereau - 02:24 

12. Il suo cugino
B. Sauzereau - 05:29

Recording Engineer: Pierre Dozin on March 2015 at Jet Studio, Brussels, Belgium
Mixing Engineer: Werner Pensaert at Linster Studio
Mastering Engineer: Steven Maes at Motormusic
Executive Production: Rogé & Benjamin Sauzereau
Co-Production: ~suite & el NEGOCITO Records
Artwork: 'window' by Marc Antoine Mathieu
Graphic Design: Laurens Teerlinck