Ocelle Mare - Porte d'Octobre

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"L’ocelle Mare consists solely of Thomas Bonvalet, of Cheval de Frise fame. His compositions as L’ocelle Mare are just as, if not more, complicated than they were during the Cheval de Frise years. The main difference is the obvious lack of song structure here. This is not free-composition, but tediously constructed, felt-out melodies and rhythms that are played flawlessly during live performances. Every single noise and click that you hear is completely intended. While playing his classical acoustic guitar, he will tap his feet feverishly and purposely, along with his composition. Not only does he do this, but he also hums through harmonicas, picks the strings with a shaker, and scrapes the strings with a slide while plucking away on the neck, itself. His techniques are all quite unconventional, yet positively original. All of his compositions (almost all of which are nameless) were recorded in various “found” places in France the way he intended- mostly with a small microphone on a stand which points at his guitar, and with another microphone placed between his feet, on the ground. This is very intimate music, brimming with Thomas’s emotion."-lastfm.com

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  • LabelSouterrains-Refuges
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