Album solo de Dominique Regef, maître contemporain de la vielle à roue. Magnifique démonstration des possibilités du synthétiseur du moyen-âge.
Quand l'improvisation peut rivaliser, dans sa dimension de recherche sonore expérimentale avec les meilleures tentatives de la musique savante. L'aléatoire en plus.
A solo ralbum by Dominique Regef, a contemporary master of the hurdy-gurdy. He has produced a magnificent display of all that is possible with the barrel organ, which dates from the Middle Ages. Improvisation is rival to his range of experimental sounds which develops to produce carefully crafted music.
"Regef has done the unexpected and come up with the absolutely stunning and unforgettable. Performing on the hurdy-gurdy, Regef has transformed an instrument of antiquity into something utterly contemporary, thus timeless."
"Regef creates an intense soundscape of whirling strings, buzzing drones and strident polyphonic effects akin to an electronic keyboard. There is something excessive, hysterical even, in the sounds and images the hurdy-gurdy conjures in this improv context."