Review: Vincent Berger Rond - Elle avait raison Hathor
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Elle avait raison Hathor
 Artist: Vincent Berger Rond
 Album: Elle avait raison Hathor
 Date of Release: 2012/04/03
 Label: Spectropol Records
 Cat. No.: #VVSBR11
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 Country of Release: CA
 Genre/s: Experimental


 Sub-Genre/s: Schizophonia
 Type: Studio
   Time: 53:41
   Date of Review: 2012/06/05
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Elle avait raison Hathor

Vincent Berger Rond's Elle avait raison Hathor was released on 3rd April on the online label Spectropol Records.

Elle avait raison Hathor falls into the experimental music category and is described as schizophonia. To quote Berger Rond, 'I compose with recordings otherwise, fraction of second per second.' Hmm, yes, make of that what you wish.

Each of the five tracks is accompanied by a (printed) poem, in French and English. Forget the poetry (as it is not performed with the music, except for the first one with the first track) and other sleeve notes that somehow try to explain the music. Music, good music, should need no explanations of any kind, it must stand (or fall) on its own.

As experimental music of one kind or another goes, I have heard far worse than Elle avait raison Hathor. In fact, forget the 'experimental' and 'schizophonia' labels altogether and just listen to the music. Do that, and forget any kind of silly prejudice, and this album actually sounds rather interesting and even quite surprisingly good in parts. Spontaneous inspiration and creativity seems to be dominant over any shallow, merely clever ideas. Somehow, this music is very visual and reminds of a good collage or montage in fine art.

Does this music stand on its own? Oh yes, it most definitely does!

Think laterally, out of the box, or better still, don't think and just listen and get into the music, and Vincent Berger Rond's Elle avait raison Hathor will grow on you! There is something almost mystically compelling about this album.
 

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Track List:

 1. Izanami (pour Alexandra Fol) - 8:45
 2. Maât et l'ordre contaminé - 8:42
 3. Elle avait raison Hathor - 13:08
 4. Sedna et le clavecin à la mer - 11:41
 5. Circée sur une île - 11:23

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Credits:

Vincent Berger Rond

Laura Kilty - vocals (Izanami)
Alexandra Fol - electr. organ playing Hope of Dawn by Ana Paola Santillan Alcocer (Izanami)
Jim Goodin - banjo (Hathor)
Frédéric Szymanski - acoustic guitar (Hathor), all electr. guitars on the album (Maat ; Sedna ; Circée)
Bruce Hamilton's electro piece Rockplaco and Dark are remade inside (Maat ; Circée)
Steve Moshier's electro piece The Far End of a Forgotten Street (Circée)


 

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Elle avait raison Hathor can be purchased from:
 

Spectropol Records (free download, or voluntary payment)



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