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    Philippe Petit & Friends – “A Scent of Garmambrosia” – [Aagoo]

    Not the infamous tightrope walker, but a self-professed
    “musical travel agent.” A former DJ, rock critic and scenester
    his connections from all three serve him well, as his
    musical dinner table includes guests cellists Helena Espvall
    and the mightly Fred Lonberg-Holm; Tom Heasley’s tuba tips
    in Andy Diagram’s trumped-up trumpet. This is an etch-a-sketch
    of a release for spaced heads and Spacehead fans alike. On
    Petit’s plate is a laptop of sculpted sounds, cinematic swirls
    are the aim here, and there’s evidently a nod to David Lynch
    in the title. “Pellicula” sounds like an air from Popol Vuh
    that as been altered. Sustained notes or bytes are the common
    thread, and vaporized into clouds of lingering tension. As
    such, the growl of Herve Vincenti’s guitar adds a welcome bite.
    There’s some clicky grit on “The Moon Woman”, not just the
    vinyl revived but other sounds that helps to overcome the
    ironically domininant amorphousness of this release. Not
    necessarily droned, but beautiful.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on July 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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