Label: Prisma Records
大推薦！！Lasse Marhaugも深く関与するノルウェーのアーカイヴレーベルPrisma Recordsより、1970年生まれの女性作曲家Camille Normentのデビュー作がリリース！！グラスハーモニカ、ノルウェーの民族楽器ハーディングフェーレ(ヴァイオリンより小型の擦弦楽器)、エレキギターという編成にて、美しい単調なフレーズを繰り返したり、突然分厚い轟音を放射したり、不穏なキリキリ系の摩擦持続音を奏でたりと、予測出来ない展開&ちょっと変な(?)展開が面白すぎる傑作盤！！
Camille Norment (b. 1970) is an American born artist, composer and musician living and working in Norway. For her debut album Toll she assembled an ensemble consisting of electric guitar, Norwegian hardingfele, and the rare glass armonica to explore the instruments’ collective sensual and contextual psychoacoustics. Toll resonates through a tantalizing union of its instruments’ voices and their often paradoxical cultural histories. Each of the instruments were simultaneously revered and feared or even outlawed at various points in their histories.
In a slipstream of warping time and abrasive textures, the music levels ‘beauty’ with ‘noise’, and the consonant with the dissonant, as it embraces scratches, squeals, and taunting microtones as equals to purest of tones. Forming earworms and wooing songs, simple melodic phrases reference one another throughout the tracks - the echo is like the conjuring and re-forming of a memory that is at once psychological and somatic.