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Sarah Davachi "Pale Bloom" [CD]

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Label: W.25th - W25-10

1987年カナダ生まれ、現在はロサンゼルスを拠点とし、主にオルガンやピアノ、シンセサイザー、ストリングスを中心に楽曲を制作、現代の女性エクスペリメンタル系作家の中でも非常に重要な位置にいるSarah Davachi。Superior ViaductのサブレーベルW.25thより発表したソロアルバム[Pale Bloom]。前半3パートで展開する"Perfumes I-III"はバッハの楽曲を幽玄に発展させた仄暗く美しいピアノ曲、そして後半部約22分に渡り展開する[If It Pleased Me...]はオルガンやヴィオラ・ダ・ガンバ、バイオリンが織りなす美しいレイヤーの持続音。全編通して彼女の素晴らしい音楽性を体感できる傑作アルバム。







Pale Bloom finds Sarah Davachi coming full circle. After abandoning the piano studies of her youth for a series of albums utilizing everything from pipe and reed organs to analog synthesizers, this prolific Los Angeles-based composer returns to her first instrument for a radiant work of quiet minimalism and poetic rumination.

Recorded at Berkeley, California's famed Fantasy Studios, Pale Bloom is comprised of two delicately-arranged sides. The first – a three-part suite where Davachi's piano acts as conjurer, beckoning Hammond organ and stirring countertenor into a patiently unfolding congress – recalls Eduard Artemiev's majestic soundtrack for Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris. "Perfumes I-III" employs the harmonically rich music of Bach as a springboard for abstract, solemn pieces that sound as haunted as they are dreamlike.

While the first half of Pale Bloom showcases Davachi's latent Romanticism, the sidelong "If It Pleased Me To Appear To You Wrapped In This Drapery" reveals the Mills College graduate's affinity for the work of avant-garde composers La Monte Young and Eliane Radigue. Softly vibrating strings rise and fall like complementary exhalations of breath. As the fluctuating pitches create overtones that pitter and pulse, the piece slowly and subtly evolves – suggesting a well-tempered stillness, yet without stasis.

Track Listing:

Perfumes I
Perfumes II
Perfumes III
If It Pleased Me To Appear To You Wrapped In This Drapery