Delphine Dora – A L'abri Du Monde
Delphine Dora – A L'abri Du Monde

Delphine Dora – A L'abri Du Monde

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Label: Early Music – EM17
Format: CDr, Limited Edition
Country: Sweden
Released: 4 Feb 2022
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music, Classical, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Field Recording, Sound Collage, Experimental

Another pearl on Jon Collin’s Early Music press, this time from French composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist Delphine Dora.  The full length piece ‘A l'abri du monde’ was recorded ’19 and ’21 from around the French ecological park Val d'Allier Ecopole.  It captures the both the human and natural elements of the reserve and interrogates the relationship between the city (and its inhabitants) and the natural ecosystem - wind flutters whilst birds chirp, a remote control car whizzes by and conversations hover.  Full disclosure, I’m a total sucker for this stuff - where the boundaries of everyday sound environments are frayed and augmented - hovering subliminally where the tinkering of piano keys amongst the bustle of city life take on extra significance.  Here Dora subtly deploys the instruments and electronics in her arsenal to deft effect, super low-level drones and flutters of prepared ivory keys placed and collaged carefully within the natural sound picture.  It’s a piece of music we should wish would go on for infinity, similar in approach to Pierre Mariétan’s street level musique concrete epic ‘Rose Des Vents’, the work of Alvin Curren or the more recent calming tonic from The Gerogerigegege on The Trilogy Tapes where less certainly leads to more.  Too good.. handmade edition of hardly any.. (Mint / New).

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