Sirjacq, Quentin / Far Islands And Near Places
Album: Far Islands And Near Places   Collection:World
Artist:Sirjacq, Quentin   Added:Sep 2016
Label:Karaoke Kalk  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-09-25 Pull Date: 2016-11-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 17, 2016: a strange pursuit
4. Nov 03, 2016: Melange
Round Dance
2. Nov 06, 2016: DJ YJ's World Variety and Cultural Tidbits
5. Oct 27, 2016: Melange
It's Raining In My House
3. Nov 05, 2016: Music Casserole
6. Oct 20, 2016: Melange
Round Dance

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-09-22
French composer and pianist Quentin Sirjacq studied composition and piano at Mills College and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague; although ambient music isn't usually my thing I was intrigued by the inventiveness and intelligence of the compositions here; Sirjacq aims to take listeners on a journey to different subconscious places and I think he largely succeeds; amazing range in what he can do with piano

No FCC's – all instrumental; Favorite tracks: 4, 6, 7

1- Aquarius – (4:13) – pleasing piano melody with interesting percussive effects weaves tapestry of chiming sound

2 –Bodies (4:19) – synth and marimba/vibraphone type sounds; sounds more like rain falling to me, but maybe they could be bodies or footfalls; switches gears midway; synth drumbeat

3 – Orange (4:24) – quieter, sounds rounder; contemplative piano melody

*4 – Far Islands (5:01) – shimmering, slow, sustained synth notes lead off; sense of going into space or long journey; intervals lead you out into a wider space

5- Wolves (4:50) – starts with glockenspiel motif; adds synth; pointillist melody opens out into some sustained notes; picks up speed and then fades away

**6 – Round Dance (4:04) –springy sound of glockenspiel with piano over it, intricate; synth provides some treble sustain; tapestries of shimmering sound with nice modulations

*7- Cold Lands (4:44) – chilly, precise little treble piano melody with bass rumbling underneath opens out into minor piano chords, sustained notes with trickling sounds; ends with broken chords

8-It's raining in my house (4:39) – rain-percussion with synth, piano chords, more trickling sounds with slightly disturbing synth drones

9- a dream in a dream (4:13) – piano motif begins with alternating high treble and lower notes; a little mesmerizing as it unwinds

Track Listing
1. Aquarius   5. Wolves
2. Bodies   6. Round Dance
3. Orange   7. Cold Lands
4. Far Islands   8. It's Raining In My House
  9. A Dream In A Dream