BAND/AUTHOR:

VINC2

(FRANCE)

TITLE:
RESCUED FROM DROWNING (2018)
LABEL:
AUTOPRODUCTION
GENRE:
POST ROCK

"Despite the quasi all-instrumental, a certain minimalism and the slow tempo of most of the tracks, "Rescued From Drowning" is very varied and its cinematic character allows the listener to travel with serenity."
CORTO1809 - 25.02.2019 - (0) minds from our readers - (0) comment(s)
4/5
"An intimist, melancholic, melodious, gentle and slow album that exudes a feeling of diffuse sadness haloed with timid optimism. This was the conclusion of our review of Vinc2's previous album, "By the Third Sea", which could undoubtedly be applied to "Rescued From Drowning" released five years later. Those who had been seduced by the atmospheric music of the previous opus have every chance of being touched by the grace of this new opus.

Indeed, "Rescued From Drowning" features everything that made "By the Third Sea" so charming and, in the foreground, finely chiseled compositions, all in shades and pastel tones, served by a perfect sound recording. Because, with a great economy of means and a slow tempo from one end to the other, Vinc2 not only manages to capture the listener's attention but also to keep it until the end of the album without lowering of intensity.

The lover of atmospheric rock knows it well: the Achilles' heel of this musical style lies in the monotony that can at any time invite itself into a genre where narrow rules leave little room for manoeuvre. Not only does "Rescued From Drowning" not fall into the trap, but it even manages to constantly surprise with the diversity of its content and the very cinematic nature of its music. The listener will be able to imagine contemplating a radiant sunrise ('Birth (Again)'), discover frozen fjords ('Confusion'), cross an enchanted forest ('TDR') or reach paradise ('Funerarium') so evocative are the harmonies. No matter how far away these interpretations are from the author's intentions, the music imposes images or sensations on the listener's mind, such as this return to the sweetness of childhood with a touch of nostalgia ('Hideaway'), or loneliness, old-age and death ('Overgrown Fields').

If the tone is often melancholic, this melancholy is nevertheless tinged with optimism most of the time, leaving a very pleasant bittersweet feeling. 'Funerarium' for example, despite a title that does not encourage cheerfulness, is transformed into a soothing passage from the earthly world to the afterlife thanks to an angelic song and a luminous sound halo. Moreover, the voice, sparingly used, brings an obvious added value to each of his interventions, whether it is the ghostly melody of "TDR", the evanescent vocals of "Rain on My Glasses" or the recitative full of effects of poignant "Overgrown Field".

Despite the quasi all-instrumental, a certain minimalism and the slow tempo of most of the tracks, "Rescued From Drowning" is very varied and its cinematic character allows the listener to travel serenely. A beautiful album for all lovers of atmospheric journeys.

More informations on http://www.vinc2.net/



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BERTRAND LOREAU, SIGUR ROS, MOGWAÏ, KLAUS SCHULZE

TRACK LISTING:
01. Birth (Again) (03:35)
02. Confusion (03:30)
03. TDR (03:47)
04. Funerarium (04:19)
05. I Have A Cold (03:06)
06. Hideaway (03:15)
07. Rain On My Glasses (03:37)
08. Overgrown Field (03:08)


LINEUP:
Vincent Coudert: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers / Percussions
Lisa Germano: Chant / Invité
Stéphanie Pestel: Chant / Invité
Thùy-nhi Auquang: Invité / Violoncelle (6)


TAGS:
Instrumental, Melancholic
 
 
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