De Longa/Al' Abri Du Temps CD
Zero Tampering, Pure Digital XtractHD CD will play on ANY CD Player!
This project is the result of an intense complicity, so musical as personal,
between Pierre-Alexandre Saint Yves and Andrew Wells-Oberegger. Having noticed
that their sounds and passionate nature were complementary and following
multiple collaborations, the idea to form a duet was imperative.
"Nomination for best world music album of the year!" - Canadian Folk music
With De Ḷnga, both composers and musicians discover and explore with passion a
new musical universe. Each original creation of these two composers and
musicians is a merge between ancient instruments and those from other cultures.
The melodic themes are entrancing and leave room for improvisation, while being
inspired by the sounds and by the essence of these particular instruments. The
multiple influences let appear oriental sonorities as well as making an
incursion into the past.
Thanks to the quality of listening and musical exchange between the musicians,
the musical pieces take surprising directions. The desire for discovery and the
will to deepen their knowledge of ancient instruments and of different cultures
bring them to handcraft their own instruments. This project offers them an
opportunity to compose while perfecting the art of playing those instruments, a
pleasure shared by both musicians.
The XtractHD process relies mainly on the fact that a computer is not a musical instrument… By getting rid of most computer processes and external hash, Fidelio gets one closer to the real recording session, restoring stereo spread, spatial positioning, preserving hall characteristics and the timbre of each instrument. XtractHD CDs will play on ANY CD Player!
• XtractHD: Zero Tampering, Pure Digital CD
• 24-Bit/96kHz Recording
Pierre-Alexandre Saint-Yves, chalumeau, flute basse et soprano, violle a roue
Andrew Wells-Oberegger, oud, laouto, saz
Anit Ghosh, violon, violon alto
Ziya Tabassian, tombak, dayereh, dorhayarah, daff
Jean-Philippe Parent, bols chinois
2. L'insoupconnable force de l'inertie
3. A 'l'abri du temps
4. L'ironie du sort
5. Souffles du vent
8. La course du hadj
11. A Ciel ouvert