Label: Three:four Records
CD、カセットエディション共に廃盤、現在入手出来るのはLP版のみとなります、大推薦！！ ハルモニウムとエレクトロニクスを操る多作のD'incise、ハーディ・ガーディ担当のAlexis Degrenier、Another TimbreやWandelweiserに登場するCyril Bondiがパーカッション担当という、実力派の三人が結成した極上の反復&フォークミュージックを紡ぎ出す注目のユニットLa Tène。ヨーロッパツアー後に人気に火が付き2016年の1stは瞬く間に完売、本作は翌2017年に3フォーマットで発表された2nd[Tardive/Issime]。Tony Conrad With Faustの歴史的コラボレーション名作[Outside The Dream Syndicate]好きは絶対にハマる一枚です。入手可能な内に是非。
La Tène's previous album 'Vouerca/Fahy', released at the end of April 2016, was rapidly out-of-print after a long series of concerts throughout France and neighboring countries. Thanks to this immediate success, they were invited to play the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival after appearances at the Sonic Protest Festival in Paris, Ring Ring in Serbia and at the Kilbi Festival in Düdingen.
Their second album, 'Tardive/Issime', was recorded in January 2017. It is to be released on September 22nd, 2017, as the first collaborative release between Les Disques Bongo Joe and three:four.
If this second opus relies on the same method of composition, it employs a decidedly richer timbral palette, combining long heavy descending harmonium sweeps, relentless percussion, and the ever more precise patterns and drones of the hurdy-gurdy.
'Tardive/Issime', something of a mirror to its predecessor, nevertheless reveals a few phantoms in the course of listening, prefiguring a music still to come.
La Tène is a tricephale beast discharging a singular energy in which one may detect echoes of traditional music, saturated repetition, ethereal harmonics or imaginary choreographies. All of these coexist in La Tène’s music and are freed from their origins in a unique framework.
The Franco-Swiss trio perform music wherein every influence, however profound, is distilled by patterns becoming themes. The goal is not to break models, but to make their existence solid, concrete, as fragments cleverly carved out of rock so as to be reassembled.
There are no starting points, no ending points, no standard form structures – these all disappear as the senses encounter the first shock waves. Obstacles are erected as
familiarly unknown constructions of bits and pieces remembered as replicated gestures from multiple angles.
La Tène’s goal is not to rearrange or reinvent living music, but rather to groove every furrow again and again until its total exhaustion.