|Album:||Leaves and Snows||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Berthiaume, Sirjacq, Teale||Added:||Aug 2005|
|Add Date:||2006-01-01||Pull Date:||2006-03-05||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||Feb 12||Feb 5||Jan 22||Jan 15||Jan 8|
|1.||Mar 20, 2007:||Jena and Gomorrah: Lush Life
Cases and Staircases
|4.||Jan 21, 2006:||We, Who Once Were
|2.||Feb 07, 2006:||Eclectica: more mustaches?
Staring at Western Time
|5.||Jan 20, 2006:||Memory Select
|3.||Feb 02, 2006:||Rock in a Position
|6.||Jan 12, 2006:||Rock in a Position
Staring at Western Time
Best: 3, 4, 6, 9, 14
1.Abrasive guitar and Harold Budd-like piano. Pretty.
2.Insectoid twiddlings in back (then like horse clopping); the dark, aggressive guitar tones (similar to Leibig's bass on the Homler Leibig Duo album). Piano in the second half.
3.Conventionally pretty at first; the guitar sounds ebowed or some such, then like a sawed violin, gaining prominence in the mix. Ends -:06
4.Plink! Sounds like inside-the-piano plucking and scraping; guitar has a koto-like quality. Some very low bass tones here.
5.Primarily piano, Berthiaume contributes some chain-scraping percussion but the focus is on Sirjacq. Doesn't really hold my interest without the guitar mixing things up—a little too sparse—though it does pick up as it moves on.
6.Ringing guitar chords and harmonics, then gamelan-like percussion (or maybe the piano's been treated)
7.Obviously treated guitar playing single amelodic lines, not dissimilar from the last track overall though more energetic—the sound of the guitar is reminiscent of Rod Poole's just-intonation playing.
8.Guitar somewhat koto-like again, playing decisive single notes or chords, interspersed with held piano chords.
9.Hesitant piano with a sound in the background like far-off howling wind, quavering guitar.
10.Abrasive guitar outbursts, like shards being broken off; same held piano chords as in 8. There's a fair amount of silence on this track.
11.Goes nowhere, one of the album's few misfires. Very, very sparse.
12.Rhythmic tapping on something or other with chime-like tuned percussion of some sort.
13.String scrapes and electronic sounds, one of the few tracks where Teale's presence really obtrudes. Piano playing not particularly noteworthy.
14.Long howling guitar. Sort of a restrained wildness. Ends with echoes of percussive clatters (also, ends -0:11).
|1.||Un Petit Morceau||8.||Comme Un Lezard Sous|
|2.||Cases and Staircases||9.||Nuclear Times|
|3.||Freedom Fried||10.||A L'heure Ou La|
|4.||Staring at Western Time||11.||Spirals of the Unresolved|
|5.||Leaves and Snows||12.||40 Pills|