The Sync [The Bridge #5] is:
Sylvaine Hélary — flutes, effects, voice
Fred Lonberg-Holm — cello, effects
Eve Risser — piano, prepared piano
Mike Reed — drums
This album is a trail left after an exploratory tour in France that took place between May 4th and May 17th, 2014, as part of The Bridge, a transatlantic network for creative music.
released May 24, 2016
Recording: Michaël Goupilleau at Carré Bleu, Poitiers, France, on October 9th, 2014
Mixing & Mastering: Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, IL
Artwork: Eve Risser
Cover & Design: Margaux Kervarec
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles
Navigation offers an exhilarating chase of a listen. Each track is something of a thicket that one has to navigate as well, but that is the thrill of it, particularly because the playing is so responsive to what the ensemble is inventing and discovering. This is freeing jazz, and as we say in ATL, I appreciate you. jly54