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Listening Diary

François Couture, Monsieur Délire, November 20, 2013

The merry bunch from Rimouski have released an LP that turns out to be their strongest album to date. No guests this time — the GGRIL is recording on his own, like the big boy it has become. Combines, released on flashy red vinyl, features to realizations of an improvisation game (Jeu de cartes), a collective improvisation, and an improvisation with two conductors. Very good sound, and demanding yet playful performances. Situation à deux chefs (the two-conductor piece) is especially rewarding: tension, conflict, resolution, a fine balance between individual techniques and collective expression. Recommended. The LP comes with a download card that lets you download the album plus a bonus live track (interesting, but the sound quality is inferior).

Very good sound, and demanding yet playful performances.