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Review

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 672, March 23, 2009

Face à la dérive is a soundportrait of the Saint-Laurent river, painted by four young musicians that are new for me: Sébastien Cirotteau, Brigitte Lacasse, Catherine S Massicote and Éric Normand. They made field recordings along this big river, including voices of people who live close to it. These recordings play a dominant role in the two lenghty pieces on this CD. Besides we hear small musical structures played on acoustic instruments as piano, accordion, violin, bass, etc. For my ears this combination did not always work. But it is an engaging piece of work if you are interested in how to evoke an environment in a sound work.

It is an engaging piece of work.