Dale Cooper Quartet and The Dictaphones are back with their third album called "Quatorze Pièces de Menace".
This new full-length of the cult French Dark Jazz collective is the follow up of the highly acclaimed 2011 output "Métamanoir" - the second release for the German experimental music label Denovali. Halfway from their debut "Parole de Navarre"'s ambient and drone driven soundscapes and the more orchestrated "Métamanoir", this new collection of tracks is following their quest for dreamy but mysterious places.
A hint of 50s cool jazz, a truckload of noise and melodies, again tiny references to Twin Peaks' series soundtrack and some ghostly and deep tone voices: the Dale Cooper Quartet pushes the genre Dark Jazz towards other spaces. The album is further enriched by appearences of guest musicians such as Gaëlle Kerrien (Yann Tiersen) and Alicia Merz (Birds of Passage) on vocals.
Recorded in Brest, Britanny, France, this album always conveys an atmosphere of strangeness and beauty, the trademark of each of the Quartet's records. Based upon the live experiences of the band and their everlasting love for the local landscapes, "Quatorze Pièces de Menace" is as striking, deep, fascinating and beautiful as a storm in the middle of the Atlantic.
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with this being the companion album to the critically acclaimed Giles Corey self-titled release, the reference to the Salem Witch Trials only seems fitting. because this, along with Dan's solo effort, are the musical equivalent to having a ton of bricks come crushing down on your chest all at once. 𖤐
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This album caused a lot of commotion amidst the fanbase of WITTR, but I think that's their most interesting and daring experiment. A bold change of things that still feels like it's within the theme and universe. And I appreciate the nods to the melodic passages of the past albums, further connecting this journey through the vast cold, dark, yet mesmerizing beautiful space, to the mythos created by their past releases.
Bottom line is - like or don't like BM, you will still enjoy this. comaunite