Vive la France! Well, it seems the French electorate has proven to be a firewall against the spread of Fascism in Europe, and that is a cause for renewed hope! With Emmanuel Macron winning a decisive victory over Marine Le Pen this weekend, the specter of a right wing government in France–and the potential dissolution of the EU–is behind us for now, and that allows us to once again focus on the mysteries of Art. Today we celebrate with a visit to one of our favorite French labels, Tsuku Boshi, for a listen to their new release, Eddie Ladoire and Rainier Lericolais‘ Gekrümmte Poesie LP. Somewhat scant evidence to go on here…The album title translates as Curved Poetry, and, as one would expect from musicians on this label, they definitely don’t take a straight and narrow approach across its’ six tracks.
Ladoire and Lericolais both work within the realms of art and music, and the pair released a limited edition CD-R called East Wind Through The Horse’s Ear/Have You Decided To Tell Me That You Forget? back in 2008. This new offering seems to combine field recordings, electroacoustics, and sparse vocals into wandering compositions that pit the invitation for repose against bursts of frenzied activity. Often hanging on the edge of sound/music itself, with silence never far away, the pair is just as quick to launch the proceedings into a frightening barrage of unsettling noise before returning to a droning hum or a gentle piano refrain. Throughout, this constant sonic movement between relaxed, passive states, and ones of harried activity, seems to point towards an over-arching concern for the dynamics of consciousness itself. Below, you can listen to the tracks “love Charlotte,” “samedi C’est,” “en court de…”