« Le Pavillon Témoin » (The Show House)
Originally relleased in June 2007 on the greek label Low Impedance.
Mathias Delplanque is an artist based in France, known mainly for his dub albums released under the name Lena on the labels Quatermass and Sounds Around.
He's also involved in numerous projects ranging from sound installations, to improvisation and live performance. Le Pavillon Temoin (« The Show House »), marks the beginning of a new phase in the music of Mathias Delplanque. This is a very subtle and personal piece of work exploring the aesthetics of modern electronica, jazz, folk and musique concrete. Acoustic instruments (guitar, piano, cello, drums, accordion, melodica, bells) form the backbone of the compositions, sometimes dissolving into particles of abstract sound, and at other times conspiring to create familiar textures. This fragile balance between noisy collages and pleasing melodies is the key to the album's atmosphere, it’s a listening treat for the mind, the ear and the imagination. With each layer of shimmering guitar, Le Pavillon Témoin reveals itself in all its mysterious glory.
"The world that Mathias Delplanque builds on “Le Pavillon Témoin” (The Show House) is filled with enigma" (monochrom.net
"What will you tell your children what's at the end of the rainbow? Wonderful music. Like "Le Pavillon Témoin" (Cuemix-magazine.com
"There are many levels this work can be listened on, suspended in light melodies, controlled dissonances, classical reminiscences and contemporary destructurations" (Neural.it
"This is a personal and subtle piece of work exploring the reaches and interconnectedness of modern electronica, jazz, folk and musique concrete. Beautiful, fragile yet robust" (Digitalisindustries.com
released June 15, 2007
Everything written, performed, recorded and mixed by Mathias Delplanque except :
Drums on Contre-Plinthe by Anthony Poirier
Accordion on Contre-Plinthe by Jean-François Daussy
Cello on Contre-Plinthe and Le Détecteur de mouvements by Delphine Daussy
Additional guitar on Anti-reflet by JB Boutet
Voice on Va-et-vient and « Saragosse » by Ismaël Delplanque
Piano on La trappe by Rasim Biyikli
Additional sounds and voices on La trappe by Childe Grangier
Sample on « Saragosse » taken from « The Saragossa Manuscript » by Wojciech J. Has
Voice on « This is spring on the moon » by Charles-Eric Charrier
Voice on « Seems like it’s like always like this » by Torsten Mauss
Drum sample on « Seems like it’s like always like this » by Steve Argüelles (from « Beat and Break Shop »)
Voice on « Ecrasé sous les pierres » and Dérivation by Martin Gosset
Mastered by John Sellekaers
Artwork by Alexis Pierre