11:46 / 09:01 — (Cd-r 3", Aposiopèse, Fr, 2007)
Untitled — (Aposiopèse, Fr, 2005)
Review / Ep - 11:46:09:01.
Extremes : "11:46 / 09:01" / Mha.
"A beautiful aquatic photograph adorns the cover of
a nice 3-inch CD by a gentleman from France, whose name is James (I
don’t know if Mha is his real surname, but this is not important) and
who used guitar, bass, glockenspiel, microphone, minidisc and field
recordings to conceive two tracks – titled exactly as you see, with
just their duration – that keep a pleasant company over the course of
20 minutes, especially at low level in the early hours of the morning.
The first takes its shape from unidentified voices
to remain suspended mid-air with gentle chords and volume swells, while
the second introduces a few additional harmonic movements, most notably
within the realms of string-ish gradations that contribute to change
perspectives a little bit, although leaving the general character of
the music quite similar to the rest of the disc.
Think about a mix of certain sides of Eno’s more
melodic materials and, for those who know him, Hypnos label’s guitarist
David Tollefson, the whole covered with a charming simplicity giving
this artifact a graceful warmth which is much appreciated from this