Friday, June 5, 2020
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Artist: Andy-Moor & Anne-James Chaton (@)
Format: CD
Label: Unsounds (@)
Rated: *****
We already introduced some parts of TRANSFER, the fecund collaborative project about the themes of transportation and transition by The Ex's guitarist Andy Moor and spoken-word poet Anne-James Chaton, whose creative secretions have been impressed upon four vinyls whose side A got built on real or factual information or material (metro maps, major plane crashes, notorious news report such as the deaths of Princess Diana and Grace Kelly) and side B on fiction or fantasy (including Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days", Agatha Christie's "Murder On The Orient Express" and so on) as their mental glands, which got hopped-up by many different and almost casual real or fictional sources of inspiration, emitted them. Unsounds finally bundled them in one full-length, which gives the listener the possibility to appreciate all the stages of this awesome modular project, which combines spoken words by the "rhythmic" and somewhat burdensome Chaton's voice and a sonic style, whose concision runs parallel to its intimate mesmeric hook coming from a balanced dosage of obscure beats, smokey cinematic atmosphere, guitar riffs and loops, live samples and abstract noise. Three previously unreleased tracks have been added as well, including the "USA" version of "Metro", "Journey On The Pequod", inspired by Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" (the fictional side) and "Journal d'un Naufrage", inspired by the sinking of Titanic (the factual side).