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Ur Lamento by Triolid

This French improvising trio ventures off into a series of alien soundscapes as they explore odd tonal contrasts via intersecting micro-themes and much more. However, Laurent Dailleau’s use of the now ancient, theremin provides a rather hallowed edge by way of subversive sounds and droning effects. On "L Example," David Chiesa’s cyclical arco bass passages mesh well with clarinetist Isabelle Duthoit’s squeaking lines and Dailleau’s downright eerie theremin maneuvers. Here and throughout, the trio’s output might spark far flung notions of listening to the inner workings of heavy-duty machinery. Otherwise, you’ll hear repulsive screams, altered voices, and various sundry noises. As many of these works feature the musicians’ frenetic exchanges and oscillating frameworks. This avant-garde release is most certainly not for everyone. Yet, for those who think they’ve heard it all, then this effort should offer a bit of respite from more familiar territory, regardless of genre or classification.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Triolid
  • CD Title: Ur Lamento
  • Genre: Free Jazz / Avante Garde
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Potlatch
  • Musicians: David Chiesa (bass, small percussion), Laurent Dailleau (theremin, ordinateur), Isabelle Duthoit (clarinet, voice)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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