ensemble 0 ensemble 0 plays eight compositions and it lasts 38:36

CAT No. FLAU77
Release Date: Japan - Sep 14th / Overseas - Oct 19th, 2018
Format: CD/LP/DIGITAL

Sylvain Chauveauを中心に現代音楽の俊英が集結したEnsemble 0。小津安二郎の同名映画に捧げた「Umarete Wa Mita Keredo」に続く待望の新作は、2016年よりベルギーのブリュッセルで活動を開始した新しいセクションによるもの。Sylvain、Florent Garnier、Jean-François Brohéeによるトリオ編成での録音では、パーカッション、ギター、ハーモニウムをメインの楽器に据え、持続音と反復主体による風通しの良いソフト・サイケデリアが生み出されています。起伏の少ない展開と牧歌的でありながら絶妙なさじ加減で侘び寂びをも感じさせるシンプルな旋律は、テリー・ライリーやラ・モンテ・ヤングらミニマルミュージックの始祖を彷彿とさせる、虹色のように美しく瞑想的な空間を広げていきます。
このブリュッセル・セクションのアイデアは、最小限の楽器によって演奏されるアコースティックなレパートリーを作成することで、通りや公園、アパートの中からライブハウスに至るまであらゆる場所での演奏を可能にしています。ゲストにCabaneとして知られるJean HenriとMonolithe NoirのAntoine Pasqualiniが参加し、そのAntoineによるモジュラーシンセによっていくつかの楽曲でエレクトロニクスが追加されています。

ensemble 0 is a band who plays the compositions by its members and music by other living composers. The members can change according to each project. The founding members live in France (Joël Merah), Spain (Stéphane Garin) and Belgium (Sylvain Chauveau), with a rotating set of musicians from Western Europe. In 2016 a section of ensemble 0 has been created in Brussels featuring Florent Garnier, Jean-François Brohée, and Chauveau. This trio has spent one and a half year composing new acoustic pieces, playing them live, recording and mixing them. This is the music for this album on flau: 8 tracks with percussion, harmonium, ebows and guitar, with the addition of Thomas Jean Henri (aka Cabane) and Antoine Pasqualini (aka Monolithe Noir) as guests.

The original idea of the Brussels section of ensemble 0 was to create an acoustic repertoire with few instruments, so that all the equipment could be carried to perform the music anywhere (in the street, in parks, in appartments and in music venues). Finally a few touches of electricity have been added on the album with the presence of Antoine Pasqualini’s modular synth.

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Track List

1 Florent plays glockenspiel & chimes, Sylvain plays hapi drum & glockenspiel, JF plays ebows and it lasts 1:51

2 Sylvain plays guitar, Florent plays metallophone, JF plays ebows and it lasts 2:48

3 Thomas plays vibraphone, JF plays ebows, Sylvain plays glockenspiel, Florent plays harmonium and it lasts 2:36

4 JF plays ebows, Sylvain plays guitar, Florent plays percussion, Thomas plays guitar and it lasts 6:59

5 Florent plays glockenspiel, JF plays ebows & guitar, Sylvain plays glockenspiel and it lasts 2:43

6 Sylvain plays glockenspiel, Florent plays glockenspiel & chimes, JF plays ebows, Antoine plays modular synth and it lasts 8:32

7 JF plays chime, Sylvain plays radio, Florent plays glockenspiel and it lasts 0:45

8 Florent plays harmonium, JF plays ebows, Antoine plays modular synth, Sylvain plays melodica, Maxime plays field recordings and it lasts 12:27

Press Quotes

the realm of orchestrated lullaby or a kind of regenerative ambience that bounds with lightness and beauty and sweetness and peace, like an arctic fox navigating Spring’s first thaw – Tiny Mix Tapes

a journey in which research and tranquility invite quiet listening…evocative of the happy union between chemistry and nature – Impatto Sonoro

the most idyllic, soothing album to appear under the Ensemble 0 moniker thus far…full of calming, hypnotic gentleness – Fluid Radio

pop-and-avant-garde aesthetic of the early 1980s that straddles Minimal Music by Steve Reich and Philip Glass and the world music and ambient-inspired jazz of the massively rediscovered and re-launched Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Midori Takada – Groove

perfect mobile for a nurseryA Closer Listen

intelligent, thought out and highly composed…capturing the music in crystal clear gloryDrifting, Almost Falling

Where there are loose ends, the imagination of the listener creates the remainder connecting elements. It produces extremely fragile, rich, detailed and intimate pieces that stand like a house – De Subjectivisten

tenderly-textured and delicately explorativeNorman Records

その繊細な音の欠片は、自然の音に滲んでどこまでも広がっていくような感覚があって瞑想的 – LATINA

ensemble 0 ensemble 0 plays eight compositions and it lasts 38:36

CAT No. FLAU77
Release Date: Japan - Sep 14th / Overseas - Oct 19th, 2018
Format: CD/LP/DIGITAL

Track List

1 Florent plays glockenspiel & chimes, Sylvain plays hapi drum & glockenspiel, JF plays ebows and it lasts 1:51

2 Sylvain plays guitar, Florent plays metallophone, JF plays ebows and it lasts 2:48

3 Thomas plays vibraphone, JF plays ebows, Sylvain plays glockenspiel, Florent plays harmonium and it lasts 2:36

4 JF plays ebows, Sylvain plays guitar, Florent plays percussion, Thomas plays guitar and it lasts 6:59

5 Florent plays glockenspiel, JF plays ebows & guitar, Sylvain plays glockenspiel and it lasts 2:43

6 Sylvain plays glockenspiel, Florent plays glockenspiel & chimes, JF plays ebows, Antoine plays modular synth and it lasts 8:32

7 JF plays chime, Sylvain plays radio, Florent plays glockenspiel and it lasts 0:45

8 Florent plays harmonium, JF plays ebows, Antoine plays modular synth, Sylvain plays melodica, Maxime plays field recordings and it lasts 12:27

Sylvain Chauveauを中心に現代音楽の俊英が集結したEnsemble 0。小津安二郎の同名映画に捧げた「Umarete Wa Mita Keredo」に続く待望の新作は、2016年よりベルギーのブリュッセルで活動を開始した新しいセクションによるもの。Sylvain、Florent Garnier、Jean-François Brohéeによるトリオ編成での録音では、パーカッション、ギター、ハーモニウムをメインの楽器に据え、持続音と反復主体による風通しの良いソフト・サイケデリアが生み出されています。起伏の少ない展開と牧歌的でありながら絶妙なさじ加減で侘び寂びをも感じさせるシンプルな旋律は、テリー・ライリーやラ・モンテ・ヤングらミニマルミュージックの始祖を彷彿とさせる、虹色のように美しく瞑想的な空間を広げていきます。
このブリュッセル・セクションのアイデアは、最小限の楽器によって演奏されるアコースティックなレパートリーを作成することで、通りや公園、アパートの中からライブハウスに至るまであらゆる場所での演奏を可能にしています。ゲストにCabaneとして知られるJean HenriとMonolithe NoirのAntoine Pasqualiniが参加し、そのAntoineによるモジュラーシンセによっていくつかの楽曲でエレクトロニクスが追加されています。

ensemble 0 is a band who plays the compositions by its members and music by other living composers. The members can change according to each project. The founding members live in France (Joël Merah), Spain (Stéphane Garin) and Belgium (Sylvain Chauveau), with a rotating set of musicians from Western Europe. In 2016 a section of ensemble 0 has been created in Brussels featuring Florent Garnier, Jean-François Brohée, and Chauveau. This trio has spent one and a half year composing new acoustic pieces, playing them live, recording and mixing them. This is the music for this album on flau: 8 tracks with percussion, harmonium, ebows and guitar, with the addition of Thomas Jean Henri (aka Cabane) and Antoine Pasqualini (aka Monolithe Noir) as guests.

The original idea of the Brussels section of ensemble 0 was to create an acoustic repertoire with few instruments, so that all the equipment could be carried to perform the music anywhere (in the street, in parks, in appartments and in music venues). Finally a few touches of electricity have been added on the album with the presence of Antoine Pasqualini’s modular synth.

KEEP READING