L’étoile Absinthe

This piece is extraordinarily beautiful and compelling.
I almost want to just leave it at that, too, except that that might be misunderstood. So here are some details. It opens with just over a minute’s worth of all the material that will make up its twenty minute span: a heart-stopping little figure for voice (barely recognizable as voice but as equally unmistakable), a high, shimmering, rising figure, and a low electronic whoomp that mimics the voice figure. That’s it, except for the diminution several minutes in that makes the voice figure come galloping in at two or three times its original speed and the other low pitched sound around the four minute mark that mimics the shape of the high, shimmering figure. And of course the fact that these figures repeat constantly but never exactly, and that the relations between the three (or four) are constantly shifting. It is an extraordinarily beautiful and compelling piece.

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