Philippe Mion, Confidence (MKCD017)

In its own quiet way, Philippe Mion’s Confidence is one of the wilder of the Cinéma pour l’oreille offerings. And by wild, I mean wildly out of control anything can happen and does what is he what? going to say next it’s all so crazy and what bewildering oh fine well.

And all vaguely unsettling in the way a quiet little tonal riff keeps threatening to turn into a tune without ever doing so.

Even after one realizes, perhaps after several listenings, that that almost tune acts as a kind of idée fixe, one still feels as if this thing could go almost anywhere at any time. A most unpredictable piece, no matter how many times you hear it.

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