ELOÏSE DECAZES & ERIC CHENAUX
La Bride LP
Three:Four Records 43 / SWI / 2017
La bride [The Bridle], which is here released by the Lausanne-based three:four label, is their second album and it is perhaps even more surprising. What do we find here? Ten new songs from old times, reimagined from top to bottom, arranged with equal parts madness and precision. Let us be clear: La bride is not folk music, nor even so-called traditional music. It is an album of new music dreamt and conceived from very old melodies, an observation testified to by its production - all in shifting stereo - its soft psychedelia, a dialogue with a certain intrepid modernity (Monk, Cage, Derek Bailey and the "Obscure" records of Brian Eno are all visible from here), the love of inquiry and peregrinations for a present that is ceaselessly renewed.