Les Halles / Zephyr
Album: Zephyr   Collection:General
Artist:Les Halles   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Not Not Fun  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-26 Pull Date: 2018-10-28
Week Ending: Oct 28 Oct 14 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 30, 2021: w/e (rebroadcast from Oct 10, 2018)
Final Horizon
4. Oct 27, 2018: Music Casserole
Final Mirage
2. Jun 10, 2021: Rebroadcast: Stranded at Settembrini's
Second Distance
5. Oct 25, 2018: Butter and Jams
First Distance
3. Nov 05, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
Second Distance
6. Oct 12, 2018: treehouse with Internet
side A

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2018-07-31
Electro-acoustic ambient music from France: subtle compositions made from sampled and manipulated wind instruments. This feels almost proto-New-Age or like it could have been made in the ‘70s, a little grainy and a little psychedelic, with a constrained set of sounds and a narrow range of frequencies and dynamics. It moves toward a desolate and neutral space, amplifying silence, framing the intense weight of true calm. It feels like ideal New Age music while avoiding all the pitfalls of New Age kitsch: it’s consoling but not sappy, it suggests ritual and meditation but isn’t cheaply or offensively “exotic,” it sounds old but not dated. This is a standout record, understatedly powerful, and the music rewards increased attention. All pieces are similar, so very brief descriptions below. Play alone or on continuous. No words, no FCCs.

1. (3:05)–Trippy start. Thin, quivering sounds.
2. (1:53)—Soft, subtle, playful tones.
3. *(6:50)—Peaceful, dreamy harmonies. Like a chant without voices.
4. (2:04)–Bells, droning background.
5. (4:18)—A little more shadowy.
6. (3:32)—The thin flute sounds from the start, but more sedate.
7. *(4:25)—Everything sounds distant, like it’s disappearing.
8. (5:08)—Trippier again. The sounds flicker and forbode.
9. *(5:13)—High whistling, a requiem. The flutes say farewell and leave you alone.

Track Listing
1. First Horizon   5. Second Distance
2. Second Horizon   6. Third Horizon
3. First Distance   7. Final Horizon
4. First Mirage   8. Final Distance
  9. Final Mirage