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original title: Amzer

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  • Before being met by a few fellow musical travellers like himself, it was alone, in his home studio that Alan Stivell crafted this beautiful tribute to time, inspired by the change of seasons and poetry. The deep solace that transpires is supported by a "sound design" where vocals, flutes, and percussion build the mould for some contemplative music, a kind of avant-folk with an innovative electronic take. Immemorial past and modernity come together in this passing of time - an "amzer", (to use the Breton phrase which evokes the passage of time).

    Alan Stivell is first and foremost an original. Not content with reviving a forgotten instrument in his earliest youth, he gradually brought in its electric version. Not content with fusing rock music with the music of his roots, he went beyond this partnership to draw on all the influences available; eclecticism taken to its logical conclusion. Certainly Alan Stivell is the high priest of Celtic music.

    Alan Stivell - vocals, harps, whistles
    Cédric Alexandre - double bass (5)
    Anne Gwen Brodu - flute (7,8)
    Toshiko Dhotel - Japanese talking vocals (2)
    Gaëtan Grandjean - acoustic guitar (9)
    Nicolas Hild - percussion (5,7,8)
    David Millemann - guitars, sound design (2,3,4,8,9,11)
    Maliko Oka - Japanese talking vocals (2,3)
    Gráinne O’Malley - Irish vocals (6)
    Véronique Piron - shakuhachi, percussion (3,5)
    Nicolas Pougnand - sound design (1,2,5,10)
    Loumi Seveno - alto saxophone (9)
  • 1 CD - 0h 54mn 46s
    upc/ean. 3149026011229
    ref. 479107
    release date. 2015-10-02

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