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Credited as his final composition, Les Anecdotiques sees one of the truly great masters of musique concrete assembling a cinematic sequence of auditory vignettes, drawing on location recordings, environmental sounds and the most delicate of electronic touches in post production. As you'd imagine, there's a considerable weight of authority to this album, which elevates it far beyond the usual field recording travelogue. The pieces here are derived from a wide variety of locales throughout Europe and America, each handled with the utmost creative vision, with Ferrari reshaping the documentary sounds into vivid sonic portraits, covering topics ranging from the mighty percussive workings of a harbour and clanking construction work to more pastoral nature-themed recordings and even the harmonically-pleasing creak of a rusty gate. Wonderful.