Florent Ghys - Bonjour (LP)
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Cat No: CA21120LP
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 9th September 2016
In the wake of Ghys’s beloved Cantaloupe release Télévision — a Dada-esque exploration of alto double-bass meshed with layers of found sounds, processed vocals and a sci-fi sensibility — Bonjour’s self-titled debut is more directly performance-based, but no less compelling for its overall sound. From the jazz-laced, indie-pop lilt of “Thursday Afternoon” to the woozy, off-kilter mood of “Tuesday Noon Around 12:21,” the album shimmers with influences that push it beyond the safety net of “new classical” music to something altogether edgy, adventurous, and even slightly art-damaged.
Ever-curious and always engaging, Ghys has lately taken a keen interest in composing for small ensemble; his piece “An Open Cage,” composed for the Bang on a Can All-Stars’ Field Recordings, comes to mind. With Bonjour, he has found the perfect group of musicians to allow his imagination to run wild.
- Ashley Bathgate (cello, voice)
- Florent Ghys (alto bass, voice)
- James Moore (guitars, voice)
- Eleonore Oppenheim (bass, voice)
- Owen Weaver (drums/percussion, voice)
1. Friday 3PM (6:49)
2. Wednesday (6:35)
3. Thursday Afternoon (6:02)
4. Sunday (9:18)
5. Monday Morning (8:04)
6. Thursday Morning (6:53)
7. Tuesday Noon Around 12:21 (5:58)
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