Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Best of 2010 #9: Ô Paon- Courses

Geneviève Castrée blows minds live...and has been doing it for some time. Hypnotic low tones mix with jarring howls and unleash some pretty deep emotions from her audience. It doesn't seem to matter that most of her audiences don't speak the language (which, for some reason, is excessively important in this country, when compared to audiences in other countries), Ô Paon transcends.
The question for the last couple years has been, "when will there be an album?" Well, the album came and, while nothing can do the experience of seeing her live justice, Courses fills the void well. Pulsing and pounding, building and releasing, making nice crests and breaking, Courses is a trance state of the highest order. Sought by shamans the world over and read about in great tomes by suburban kids of North America, but rarely found. It's takes a little different mindset to go here, but it's well worth the journey.
Ô Paon- Chevaux (off Courses)

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