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Misere et Cordes: Au Ni Kita

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Misere et Cordes: Au Ni Kita “Misere et Cordes” signifies a quartet of French guitarists who cleverly meld an amalgamation of electro/acoustic-based discordant musings with experimental inclinations that often parallels some of the work brought to fruition by guitarist, Derek Bailey and others of note. Here, Pascal Battus performs on “surrounded” guitar, which encompasses amplified percussion, e-bow, radio and electronics, whereas Emmanuel Petit utilizes the acoustic and Dominique Repecaud handles electric guitar duties while Camel Zekri multitasks between classical guitar and various electronics. Throughout, the artists’ provide the willing listener with subtle inflections, oscillating countercurrents, bizarre sounds, brazenly executed crunch chords, alien soundscapes and interactive exchanges. However, the band does maintain an abstract sense of rhythm and flow amid the respective musicians’ nimble picking and fluent developments. Meanwhile, the quartet also elicits lucid imagery of mechanical gears grinding away, galloping horses, and dripping water atop fragmented or at times, disfigured micro and minimalist style themes. Essentially, “Au Ni Kita” makes for a curiously interesting endeavor.

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Track Listing: Tet Raz; Eg Sumo; Analog; Thinging; Zone; Argil; Au Ni Kita.

Personnel: Pascal Battus - Surround Guitar; Emmanuael Petit - Acoustic Guitar; Dominique Reoecaud - Electric guitar; Camel Zekri - Classical Guitar, Electronics.

Title: Au Ni Kita | Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Potlatch Records


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