Hidden People - Comment s'étaient-ils Rencontrés? CD

SKU Dur et Doux 051
Mélissa Acchiardi - banjo prepared drums, synthesizer, vocals
Aëla Gourvennec - cello, vocals

At it’s best, this charming duo sound like an a French, female, indie pop take on the Skeleton Crew esthetic of being a two-person 'one-man band'! Conditionally recommended.

“These are songs with everything you can put in them: lyrics, sounds, timbres, funny, startling, suspenseful. There are those that have been lingering in the back of our throats for too long, those that knock on doors with insistence, those that are happily caught on a path. Words spoken or sung, like nets to which one can cling to tell stories.
The music of Hidden People is woven like a thread stretched between several spaces that silently co-exist. None of them has the same shape and the people who live there do not have the same trajectories. They intersect very far from the usual, all there in their singularities and their laces.
With a cello that wanders between the acoustic and the sound treatment, a drum full of percussions and prepared with a bass banjo, a synthesizer that likes to tint what it touches, and two voices that sometimes merge, acoustic and electronic mix in dreamlike spaces in which we are not sure of anything, neither of the place, nor of the temporality. Each song is a door that we push with curiosity.
The music of Hidden People is crossed by musical, discographic and literary encounters such as Ginsberg, Tarkos, Michaux, Perec, Brigitte Fontaine, Amanda Palmer or Tom Waits, La Monte Young, Vivaldi or Chopin, Icelandic ambient music or Sicilian traditional music.”
  • LabelDur et Doux
  • UPC3760301212478
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