4/5/11

Trio Erik Marchand - An Tri Breur {Silex}

Erik Marchand (who took part in the previous Silex CDs I published earlier) was at the beginning of his musical experiments when he released this smart album with Thierry Robin (’ud) and Hameed Khan (tabla) in 1997. Before he ventured with romanian taraf or rock musician Rodolphe Burger, here is a minimalist and successful attempt to gather Brittany traditional songs with eastern instruments. Needless to say it has with nothing to do with the cheesy new-age lounge music that was hype at that time!


Trio Erik Marchand with Yann-Fañch Kemener, Youenn Le Bihan, Fañch Landreau - "An Tri Breur (three brothers)" Chants du Centre-Bretagne {Silex Y225008} - 1997 >

2 comments:

Lucky said...

bonjour biglemoi,

thanks a lot for this highly original trio recording. another high point in the wonderful silex catalogue, which is sadly oop - and hard to get. i posted a few of them myself recently, as you might have seen.

it's a pity that noone else comments on these treasures - the quintet clarinettes are absolute classics - and featured louis sclavis is really somebody who's widely known and respected, i always assumed. i - for one - highly appreciate your sharing here!!

salut :))

Biglemoi said...

Merci LPH !
Silex did release some real gems in the 90s indeed. Valentin Clastrier's "Hérésie" is probably one of the best, but I see you published it already!