Joelle Leandre - Hasse Poulsen - Francois Houle: c'estca
The piece titled “c’estca 4” features Houle’s circular patterns and conveyance of subliminal themes along with Leandre and Poulsen’s rustling undercurrents, whereas the guitarist proceeds to mangle his acoustic guitar with odd metered voicings on “c’estca 5”. Here, Poulsen literally attacks his strings, as the band continually imparts an organic tone atop highly conversational discourses while they mimic the human voice and alien sounds via their acoustic instruments. Perhaps, c’estca could be deemed music for the restless mind or wanton spirit? Either way, the communal interplay is at times fascinating.
Track Listing: c
Personnel: Joelle Leandre; double bass & voice: Hasse Poulsen; acoustic guitars: Francois Houle; clarinets
Record Label: Red Toucan Records
Style: Modern Jazz