Sebastian Gandera

“Le Raccourci (1lp+mp3)”

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Cat. No.ES008
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Review

…Selected by Sky Girl co-conspirer Julien Dechery, Le Raccourci culls 15 tracks from Gandera’s extensive cassette discography, discarded DAT recordings, and split CD with Lyon toy music project Klimperei. … While Gandera’s nostalgic melodies incidentally parallel with the piano key manoeuvres of Pascal Comelade, Robert Haigh and Dominique Lawalrée, Le Raccourci could only stem from the escapist desires of one Eric Morin. Special remarks : LP with digital download card Tracklist: 1. N’Écrire Que Du Vent 2. La Visite Au Musée 3. And Then The Wind 4. Chienne De Vie 5. Quand Natalia Peint 6. Thème Entre Deux Chants 7. Les Sanglots Du Locataire 8. John Doe 9. C’Était À L’Aube 10. Le Dialogue Des Joueurs De Cartes 11. Et L’Obscurité Toute Entière Pour Me Rappeler Cela 12. Le Train Ne S’Arrêtera Plus 13. L’Oubli 14. Chryséléphantines 15. D’Un Pas Chancelant Short info: Le Raccourci is a welcome introduction to the world of modern classical identity Sebastian Gandera. The impressionist landscapes of a sensitive soul self-reflecting, these miniature compositions alternate across a rudimentary set up of piano, field recorder, sampler and four track. Melancholic utterings hastily captured some 100km east of Paris. Classically trained by the same teacher as his parents, Gandera first began recording in the confines of his university dorm room, inspired by a C60 from friend and future collaborator Bernard Odot (A Gethsémani). Humbly existing without sparing a thought to music industry or career, Gandera’s personal effects surfaced via the European and US cassette networks from 1988 to 1994. Impressively accomplished for the DIY scene they orbited, these tapes were issued in scant quantities, rendering his pieces as private secrets shared and duplicated in small concentric circles. Aside from a sole, avowedly traumatic performance, the material was never shared in a live context. Selected by Sky Girl co-conspirer Julien Dechery, Le Raccou

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