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Richard di Santo, Incursion Music Review, July 31, 2000

The second disc is a collaboration between Lussier and Martin Tétrault, with Lussier on “daxophone” and Tétrault on synth, pick up and "boîte à rythme". 19 tracks inspired by musique concrète traditions, or anti-traditions, depending on your perspective. For some reason, each track title carries the suffix “ure” (Augure, Nature, Mixure, Culture… ) and defines the theme for each composition. Recorded in 1998 - this time in the Radio Canada studios in Montréal - this collaboration is a surprising clash of two radical improvisers working together to create 19 soundworlds of varying moods and themes. Lussier and Tétrault contribute whirrs, whistles and grating sounds corresponding to the particular theme of the composition. For instance, Nature sounds like a virtual forest complete with clusters of birds and the rustling of leaves. Light contrasts with dark on this disc with the threatening sounds in Tellure or the warbling and growling of Aventure. The sounds throughout the disc range from very loud shrieks to quiet rumblings, but mostly things comfortably lie somewhere in between. Lussier and Tétrault work extremely well together, and they have succeeded in creating an inventive and unique record. Recommended for the adventurous.

Lussier and Tétrault work extremely well together, and they have succeeded in creating an inventive and unique record. Recommended for the adventurous.

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