SOMA027 / Elodie
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La VallÃ©e du Sommeil
La Nuit VoilÃ©e
Au Point du Jour
Le Temps d'Antan
Entre Deux Mondes
La Saison Blanche
Musique par Andrew Chalk & Timo van Luijk
Tom James Scott - piano
Jean-NoÃ«l Rebilly - clarinette
Daniel Morris - guitare pedal steel
Mastered & cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 0417.
Having been entranced by both Andrew Chalkâ€™s work with MIRROR (and back to his solo works as FERIAL CONFINE, plus multipleÂ collaborations with David Jackman, The New Blockaders, Daisuke Suzuki, etc ) and Timo van Luijk (as Af Ursin, In Camera, LaÂ PoupÃ©e Vivante, and collaborations with Kris Vanderstraeten and others) for many years, I was naturally intrigued to hear about andÂ hear their duo project ELODIE. The project formed in 2010, and has spanned eleven beautiful albums already, to date.Â
"Vieux Silenceâ€ for Ideologic Organ is their first release presented outside of their own record publishing nook, Faraway Press & La Scie DorÃ©e.Â However this is not the first encounter between Ideologic Organ & ELODIE, they performed at a night in London I curated in February 2012,Â alongside Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang. Elodieâ€™s performance was among the most delicately engaging and savant I have witnessedâ€¦ soÂ very quiet, with snow falling in London outside Cafe Otoâ€™s windows, the audience palpably entered a high intensity listening focus. TheÂ impression of this vivid memory is striking, considering how spare each of the individual elements present that night were.
"Vieux Silenceâ€, and ELODIE in general provoke a visual imagination in an instant, perhaps filtered through aged watercolour, tape grain,Â antique lenses, forgotten levels of listening and observational patience. On this gorgeous album Chalk & van Luijk also collaborate with piano, pedalÂ steel and clarinet (played by ; Tom James Scott, Daniel Morris and Jean-Noel Rebilly, respectively). Each detail carefully considered and colouring step by step, like an impressionist watercolour.
â€“ Stephen Oâ€™Malley, Les Lilas 2017