transparence //

Musicians: 
Album label: 
Release date: 
01/10/2013
Recording location: 
Studio Oboro, Église Saint-Zotique, Espace Inquiet
Recording date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Artwork design: 
Axel Haller
Mastering engineer: 
Thierry Gauthier
Mixing engineer: 
Philippe Lauzier
Recording engineer: 
Guido del Fabbro
Recording engineer: 
Mélik-Alexandre Farhat
  • 1. geyser (03:43)
  • 2. interlignes (06:14)
  • 3. efflorescence (02:26)
  • 4. l'objet trouvé (01:57)
  • 5. empoigner (02:27)
  • 6. gisement (02:45)
  • 7. au-dessus (05:13)
  • 8. silhouette (04:26)
  • 9. pigment (02:03)
  • 10. en-dessous (04:03)
  • 11. serpenter (03:16)
  • 12. bruine (05:01)

Philippe Lauzier - Bass clarinet, alto sax, motorized bells

Philippe Lauzier:
bass clarinet (5, 6, 8) with amplification (3)
multitracks: four bass clarinets (10)
half-bass clarinet (1, 9)
feedback with alto saxophone (4), with bass clarinet (11)
alto saxophone (2)
soprano saxophone (7)
motorized bells (12)

"In the vast and fertile landscape that is the Québécois avant-garde, it is not rare to uncover a brightly burning artist whose oeuvre has been obfuscated only by sheer lack of exposure. Philippe Lauzier epitomizes this phenomenon in that he is both unheralded and quite active. ... Transparence, Lauzier's debut solo release, is an epic suite that finds untreated acoustic reeds mingling with textured overdubs and subtle feedback. Equally jarring and hypnotic, his music sprays across the entire emotional spectrum, revealing the artist's own inner workings in the process. While Lauzier's transparency holds up for the bulk of the album, the enigmatic closing track "bruine," which is entirely hornless, finds him adopting an air of opacity — a clever shift in strategy."

Exclaim (Canada)