Boomkat Product Review:
'Presque Rien' or 'Almost Nothing' collects four magical electro-acoustic/field recording pieces by one of the GRM's famous founding fathers.
Featuring four pieces recorded and released over a period of 31 years, these collected works offer a telescopic cross-section of Ferrari's far-reaching oeuvre, ranging from the subtly faithful, non-diegetic documentation of a Dalmation fishing village waking on 'Presque Rien nº1' (1967-70) to the altered reality of nocturnal field recordings meshed with ultra-fine electro-acoustic processing and his hushed commentary in the more dramatic composition 'Presque Rien Nº2' (1977), thru the stormy intro and voyeuristic augmented serenity of 'Presque rien avec filles' (1989) and a journey to the old town of Ventimiglia, Italy, condensed into 'Presque rien Nº4' (1990-1998). It's a serious pleasure to hear these pieces exquisitely transferred and cut to vinyl. A surreal, vivid and psychedelic experience strongly recommended to any adventurous listeners.