Jérôme Chassagnard – Wind (Digital EP – Hymen Records)

By Nov 25,2019

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Genre/Influences: Experimental, electro-ambient, cinematographic.

Background/Info: French artist Jérôme Chassagnard already released four albums on Hymen Records and started last year with an EP-series inspired by elements of nature. After “Sea” it’s time to explore the “Wind” resulting in four tracks.

Content: The theme of the record inspired the artist to work with like  wind instruments like the flute, wind chimes and voices. Entering the sound universe of this artist and “Wind” feels like moving throughout an imaginary tunnel vision where electronic sounds, field recordings and the sound of authentic instruments are leading the listener into an abstract universe. The addition of shimmering female vocals at “Carried” creates a strong cinematic sensation reminding me to the mysterious world of “Twin Peaks”.

+ + + : This record has something pretty intimate and feels relaxing. It’s melting influences together and especially the cinematographic and abstract sensation are emerging at the surface. I like the delicacy of the treatments and “Carried” featuring these female vocals is a real master cut.

– – – : I got the impression there’s even more in this record than what came out.

Conclusion: “Wind” is a delicious electro-experimental caress.

Best songs: “Carried”, “Gone With The Wind”.

Rate: (7½).

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