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Léandre, Joëlle & Quentin Sirjacq / Out Of Nowhere
Album:Out Of Nowhere Collection:Jazz
Artist:Léandre, Joëlle & Quentin Sirjacq Added:01/2009
Label:Actuelle Cd 

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Add Date:2009-06-07 Pull Date:2009-08-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:2 Aug19 Jul12 Jul5 Jul28 Jun21 Jun14 Jun
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 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 31, 2009:Memory Select
Fragment 1
4.Jul 17, 2009:Memory Select, guest Rent Romus
Closing
2.Jul 29, 2009:Brownian Motion
Moon Journey
5.Jul 08, 2009:Brownian Motion
Fragment 1
3.Jul 29, 2009:B-Side Sub
Ruin
6.Jul 03, 2009:Memory Select
Ruin

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-05-31 
Where classical meets jazz meets experimental: Leandre (and William Parker) push the limits of the upright bass without the use of effects. Multiple bows, percussive beatings, harmonics that sound like feedback, name it, Leandre (and Parker, and Lisle Ellis) really do the job. Here your hear the apogee of that but tempered with mindful and tasteful piano juxtaposition. As if the piano keeps Joelle within the realms of earth. The result is mindful if peaceful thought provoking instrumental compositions that both unnerve and make one peaceful. Quite a feat! For fans of downtown NYC jazz, dissonant Sonic Youth/Glenn Branca and insane free-jazz noise improv alike.

1) pensive double bowing, minor tone with sparse piano
2) dark almost droney feel with bowed feedybacky tones on strings
3) dissonant clunking, disjunct blurts and blonks of piano/bass, brief
4) brighter, with lilting piano using percussive bass as a backdrop
5) minimalist and chill, spooky scrapey bow and simple piano
6) strange feeling in the piano tinkling, dark foreboding bowing, builds intensity
7) minimal bass strumming and piano
8) quiet, piano centered, dark and minimalist
9) very minimal explorations in bass sounds and sparse dissonant piano
10) clangy, minimal yet dense, interesting
11) a more clangy improv of disparate desperate noises and sounds

Track Listing
1.Opening 6.Ruin
2.Fragment 1 7.Absence
3.Fragment 2 8.Hallucinations
4.Presence 9.Moon Journey
5.The Call 10.Awakening
 11.Closing