Boomkat Product Review:
The Trilogy Tapes glean a keening enchantment of ondes Martenot and harmonium pieces from one of their earliest contributors, Accident du Travail, recorded in Strasbourg, 2014 and transferred to tape by Cooper Crain (Bitchin Bajas).
Très Precieux Sang makes for a welcome change of pace from the preceding run of TTT’s, slowing time to stately drift and and seducing with supple, spacious tone rather than running a body wild with rhythm.
Pairing the ondes Martenot - an early 20th century instrument famed for its theremin-like sound, and probably best known for its use by Oliver Messiaen, Edgard Varèse and Jonny Greenwood - with the harmonic glow of an old church harmonium; Julie Normal and Olivier Demeaux a.k.a. Accident du Travail cycle eight pieces that tread a fine line between haunting early sci-fi score and folk-wise nocturne, all captured in room recordings that call to mind the charged atmosphere of Gurdjieff recordings or chamber music from a lost civilisation.