A man is walking across the desert with memories of the sounds where he has come from, of what he has left behind. Crossing the arid landscape, he listens to those sound images, he is haunted by them, he superimposes them on the present and brings them with him toward the future he is making for. Step by step, he uses this confrontation to reinterpret his memories and to finally attempt to grasp the music of the desert.
Debut CD by Philippe Lamy (Nowaki, Audio Gourmet etc), painter and plastics technician, teaches the plastic arts to the school of architecture of Toulouse (France). He has exhibited his artwork across Europe. He began to work with sound too around ten years ago, feeling that his paintings and music resonate together. His careful attention to texture and detail is something he has carried over from his experience as a painter and has transferred into his work with sound.
Packaging includes 3 inserts with fragments of Philippe's paintings.
This album so perfectly captures the soothing and inspirational nature of melancholy beauty that I am quickly transported to a place east of the sun and west of the moon, filled with endless magic and wonder. I am able to find serenity so easily, I find myself asking, as Keats wrote, "Was it a vision, or a waking dream? / Fled is that music: Do I wake or sleep?" Scott