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Griffure: Paratonnerre (Umlaut Records)

The French duo Griffure of cellist & vocalist Leonore Grollemund and violinist & vocalist Amaryllis Billet are transformed into a string quintet enhanced by electroacoustic instrumentation, with violinist Chloe Julian, violist Alix Gauthier and double bassist Lea Yeche, all three providing vocals, in 15 evocative works that shift between composition, improv and text.
 

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Leonore Grollemund-cello, voice, composition

Amaryllis Billet-violin, voice, composition

Undae-electronic, arrangement and electronic composition

Chloe Julian-violin, voice

Alix Gauthier-viola, voice

Lea Yeche-double bass, voice


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UPC: 3341348166476

Label: Umlaut Records
Catalog ID: UMFR-CD47
Squidco Product Code: 34510

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at NoemieÕs barn, in Brullioles, France, in April, 2023, by Julien Podolak.

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"Paratonnerre, the first album of duo Griffure , fixes in time some of the band's latest compositions. They have transformed into a string quintet, enhanced with an electroacoustic setup, and wander between composition, improvisation, and text. The work of arrangements for strings brings orchestral colours to the music, while the electronics enables the exposition of this sonic space and makes the musical texture shifting through the treatment of voices and instruments. The material is shredded, rehashed and stretched across a large canvas, to follow the illogical logic of a dream. Questions arise in this great sonic fresco, and songs emerge to guide us through the vines..."-Umlaut


Artist Biographies

Léonore Grollemund is a Swedish cellist, known for the groups Sathönay, and Transept.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/6288115-L%C3%A9onore-Grollemund)
5/28/2024

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Amaryllis Billet: violin

"Violinist from the CNSMD of Lyon (Annick Roussin, Laurence Ketels), Amaryllis Billet has perfected her practice as a chamber musician at the CRR of Paris with the Quatuor Ysaÿe and the ProQuartet Association, as well as the baroque mode of playing and interpretation at the CRR of Aubervilliers (Hélène Houzel) then at the Schola Cantorum of Bâle (Amandine Beyer). She plays in the Orchestre Les Siècles (François-Xavier Roth). She explores the contemporary repertoire and creation as well as the pluridisciplinary approach with various formations : Quatuor A4&+ (and its + : Alain Fleischer, Jacques Rebotier, Magic Malik), Fenêtre Ovale (Karl Naegelen), Spat'Sonore, Colonie Bakakaï (theater and music), Ensemble Op.Cit., Grand Sbam, Collectif Umlaut. She played as a soloist the Concerto for violin by Bernard Cavanna within the Ensemble Opus XXI and the Ensemble Mesostics. She is dedicatee of the piece "Ecume" for violin and tape by J. Bertholon.

Amaryllis is co-founder of the Festival Phil Groby destined to present unusual musics to unused public, sings and plays French and other songs in the duo GriFFure."

-Umlaut (https://www.umlautrecords.com/artistes/amaryllis-billet/)
5/28/2024

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"The sound of UNDAE is somewhere in between Alternative Rock and Electronic Music."

-Undae Bandcamp (https://undaemusic.bandcamp.com/)
5/28/2024

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Alix Gauthier is a French viola instrumentalist, involved with contemporary and improvised music.

-Squidco 5/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Prologue 04:52

2. L'Etranger 05:11

3. L'Eau Verte 01:35

4. Hawaii 02:43

5. Les Eaux Froides 02:07

6. Taksim 02:24

7. Ombre 07:12

8. Nina 06:05

9. De Vous 05:16

10. Comete 02:39

11. Surf Soda 06:49

12. Taksim Perturbe 02:22

13. Reflexion 04:07

14. En moi j'ai deux ames 03:00

15. Liberte 03:05

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