Thomas Barrière, Lionel Garcin ‎– Les Danseuses

Thödol ‎– THO005
CDr, Mini-Album


1 Take 1 5:40
2 Take 2 5:05
3 Take 3 5:11
4 Take 4 5:16



Released with no loop, sample, or overdub, for an extract of R. Julian’s “The Phantom of the Opera” (1927)

Also available as digital download.


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March 18, 2015
Improvised music lovers know what to expect. This is the first recorded collaboration between the guitarist Thomas Barrière and saxophonist Lionel Garcin. The rarity of the thing adds to excitement. Born during the sessions on Rupert Julian’s film "The Phantom of the Opera", this disc compiles the different takes recorded for this special occasion on the same part of the movie. There is quality in these conversations, as always good musicians play together, and we thought it need to share it.
With an unconditional love for improvisation, and music from all around the world, each has developed a musical language to the confines of sonic possibilities that perpetually surprised. They spent a lot of time to explore and to work technically, doing unspeakable noises with their instruments, and often these sounds have become unspeakably delicious.
Mixing grinding, pinching, squeals, and some melodic elements that expand the vocabulary of improvisation, the Lionel Garcin’s sound palette is simply amazing.
Thomas Barrière give birth to sounds really amazing with his guitar, he often sounded as if they were more than two musicians (by the way, these are live improvisations performed without editing or overdubbing).
They didn’t sacrifice their individuality or personality to please to each other, but they are immediately agreed on direction to take...
Free improvisation is not for everyone (listeners or performers) and must enjoy these both, who continue to amaze by their independence and originality.
Two great musicians in the experimental world take us into dizziness telepathic! The noise never sounded that right.
Listen to these recordings as a story. No need to watch the movie to appreciate this music because they tell you.