Dec 27 2018
Artist: Manu Pékar
Album: Pagan Panic
Label: dbMP(x) Projects
Style: Storyteller jazz
Favorite Track: “A Maze in Greece”
Music from: Paris, France
What I like about it: I adore how immensely expressive this music is, even though it frequently adopts a laid back delivery… in that way a storyteller can instill a sense of the epic from the casual surroundings of a campfire setting and with a voice that matches the calmness of the flickering flames. I like how the string quartet sometimes enhances the folk music qualities, sometimes adds a graceful chamber presence, and sometimes takes flight in a way that transcends both influences. I like how this album exhaustively spans the gamut of emotions, and, yet, in the end, reaches its conclusion sooner than I’d like and leaves me wanting more. I have been addicted to this recording from the very start, and that addiction hasn’t faded even a little bit.
Your album personnel: Manu Pékar (guitars), Daniel Beaussier (wind instruments), Jean-Lou Descamps (violin), Pierre Marcault (percussion), Jean-Lou Descamps (violin), Jean-Claude Tcheurekdjian (violin), Sophie Groseil (viola) and Frédéric Kret (cello).
Available at: Bandcamp
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
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