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Erik Honoré - Heliographs - 13 April 2015, Paris


posted by Emmanuel on 07.05.15 12:18 in Concert Reviews Print  

SCORE: 3 HUZZAH!*
The live performance of Heliographs is really different to the recorded version. Molvær's lyrical lines offer a late-in-the-night feel, while Zach's twisted percussions and Aarset's whole range of textures also throw back again the improvisational process that was an integral part of the construction of the sound in the originals. It is perfectly executed throughout and gives new life to this ever-lasting music.


Photo Credit: Michal Hradecký


 

I love these skies of early spring. They fluctuate rapidly, but without you necessarily noticing it; the shapes move seamlessly under the evenly luminous sun that fills the atmosphere and imprint some of them on the retina, depending on the cutting of the roofs, the direction of the streets, the height of the treetops. There is no such thing as silence or emptiness, but then this vacuity of meaning and motivation might lead you not to think any more, just feel.

 

Erik Honoré's Heliographs, one of my favourite records from last year, is such skies for me. It contains 9 tracks, mostly instrumental, each one with a very strong atmosphere, suspended but still full of shades, weird in that respect that they are absolutely linear and still completely granulated by their numerous details, with all sort of sounds coming and going ...


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