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Derviche (Borchard / Favriou): Murs Absurdes (Ayler)

The 2nd Derviche album on Ayler Records from the French electric bass and drum improvising duo of Eric Brochard and Fabrice Favriou, in five sequences of assertive and masterful instrumental improvising rock, ecstatically heavy material of thick detail and ominous overtone, intended to be played as a continuous suite and clearly intended for maximum amplitude!

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UPC: 3473351400381

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-172
Squidco Product Code: 31785

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in the "Logis Ferolle", in Parthenay, France, on September 23rd and 24th, 2021, by Pierre-Henri Thiebaut.


Eric Brochard-electric bass

Fabrice Favriou-drums

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Artist Biographies:

Eric Brochard is a French Free Improvisational bass player (b. 1968), known for the groups Au-Dessus Du Monde, Spoo, Continuum, Derviche, Noorg, Obscur Phase II and Coding Music.

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"Fabrice Favriou is a trained drummer who has become a guitarist by occupational hazard, and who has also endeavoured thus far to learn to don't play harmonium decently, with some success.

Influenced by contemporary music from the future, impossible musics and decadent rock music, he composes, improvises and actively plays live on survivor scene. Mindful of placement and the relationship between space and silence, he regularly creates music for contemporary dance.

Fabrice Favriou is an attentive rambler, attracted to the sounds of an urban environment, such as the noises of power transformers, all types of turbines, used neon tubes, or the palpitations of controlled mechanical ventilation systems which inspire his work with drones, undulations, dephase vibrations, cyclical, off-centre gestures and continuums..."

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track listing:

1. Sequence VI 9:16

2. Sequence VII 6:35

3. Sequence VIII 6:56

4. Sequence IX 7:15

5. Sequence X 8:07
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"The follow-up to their self-titled first album, "Murs Absurdes" finds the duet of Eric Brochard and Fabrice Favriou (Derviche) presenting five new 'sequences' (numbered VI to X). These are (unlike the first five on the previous disc) not separate, independent tracks but conceived to be played as a continuous 'suite', building layer upon layer, turn after turn, a 38+ minutes wall of sound, still hypnotic, still powerful."-Ayler

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