Boomkat Product Review:
Compared with the Confront label's more esoteric and thought-provoking releases, Nos Phillipe's Shh... Camille seems comparatively accessible, and more locked into dominant trends within the drone-o-sphere. For one thing, this record features that tried and tested combo of guitar (albeit prepared) and field recordings, with turntable-derived experimentalism also rearing its head. The outcome is a smudgy twenty-three minutes of grainy, almost lo-fi tones cast with a slightly metallic finish. There are shades of Wiliam Basinski about this, and the difference in tone between these ominous, drifting sonorities and this week's other Confront digital release (the brilliant Lodi by IST) could hardly be more pronounced. Shh... Camille is certainly an enjoyable listen, and an outing that followers of labels like Room40 and Under The Spire will most likely lap up with great enthusiasm, but somehow it lacks some of the subtlety and all-round musical sophistication that generally sets Confront apart from so many other contemporary experimental labels.
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