Thursday, 6 November 2014
Eric Tocanne Questions d' Habitude...
Not a lot of information about this stunningly brilliant guitarist. This record seems to be his only work, and it recalls to me the avant-garde jazz of Claude Barthélémy whom I featured before on this blog. The latter made a number of similar records but his first, the one I reripped and posted, is definitely his magnum opus.
Here we get tons of tritones, dissonances, minor seconds, diminished chords, etc., etc., all the usual textual apparatus of progressive composition on a funky kind of beat that never lets up on the energy level like my children in their post-Hallowe'en zany mania of candy-driven delinquence & dereliction. All instrumental. In particular, the first track features some ascending guitar patterns on a swing walking bass that typify this release: