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Sirjacq, Quentin / Far Islands And Near Places
Album:Far Islands And Near Places Collection:World
Artist:Sirjacq, Quentin Added:09/2016
Label:Karaoke Kalk 

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Add Date:2016-09-25 Pull Date:2016-11-27 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:20 Nov13 Nov6 Nov30 Oct23 Oct16 Oct9 Oct
Airplays:1121112

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