Thursday, March 7, 2019

Carla Diratz, Pascal Vaucel, pRéCis.AiMaNt

Vocalist Carla Diratz and electric guitarist Pascal Vaucel hold forth beautifully well on the new album pRéCis.AiMaNt (Pochette vinyl 33T). It is a series of originals with bass and drums (those latter sounds programmed by Pascal and also drum sounds compiled from field recordings) that conjures without imitating the sort of art you expected from the Tony Williams Lifetime in its first very heady days with John McLaulghlin, Larry Young and, eventually, Jack Bruce. Or also think about the quirky music-in-a-message-in-a-bottle of early Soft Machine with Robert Wyatt? That. The lyrics are poetic-personal, the vocals artfully individual, the guitar openly prog-fuze-neo-psychedelic in excellent ways, the rhythm team simply loose and jazz-rock-ful as befits a primarily accompaniment role.

Every track has its own individual sensibility, every minute has definite immediacy. Carla's vocals are absolutely tabla rasa, original, very herself, sultry-smart, musically bending and twisting over the sound skies we behold gladly. Pascal is a whirlwind in a thoughtful genie's magic lamp.

It is music that one cannot ignore, advanced and avant, very human, very hard edged yet sensitive in sensibility. In the horizon of music today pRéCis.AiMaNt is the Morning Star, a light bearing signal that comes out of the past yet signals a future daybreak maybe? Yes.

Excellent in all ways is this. Guitarists and psychedelicatessan owners take note, vocal aficionados and new electric music fans hearken! The pasture is the future-ful foddering grounds and we can hear it now! I am glad to talk about this one and I fully suggest you listen a bunch of times! Oh, yes.

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