Recollection GRM REGRM-005
Amazing series of ‘Presque Rien’ work – ‘almost nothing’ minimalist pieces – from the composer Luc Ferrari: “Presque Rien #1” remains one of his most hallucinatory and profoundly affecting works, a re-edited recording taken from a day of field recordings, of a “fishing village waking up”. “Presque Rien #2” is just as amazing, an attempt to “psychologise” night via field recordings of night-time. “Presque Rien Avec Filles” is another particularly hallucinatory work where “within paradoxical landscapes, a photographer/composer is hidden whilst girls are having a sort of picnic on the grass. Without being aware of it, they offer him the spectacle of their intimacy.” Finally, “Presque Rien #4”, a Presque Rien ‘fake’ that evokes “the ascent into the old town of Ventimiglia”. A stunning set, profoundly affecting, and possibly the best GRM instalment to date. Highly recommended.