Standard In-Fi / France / 2022
"Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee"
Very proud to present the most exciting all-acoustic percussion-based releases in years.
Alexis Degrenier handles time and space as the master drummer that he is, with the finest of touches.
Each breath, friction, percussion, whether manual or progammed (metronomes, clocks) is skillfully executed and high-spirited, reminecent of Max Roach intentions.
As crazy as this may sound, all takes are one-offs, with no re-recording,
Degrenier's poetic approach will leave the listener dazed and grounded, in full awareness of living forms and surroundings.
The instrumentarium is comprised of wood beams, stones, marbles, bells, metronomes, clocks, floor drums, shock-controlled hurdy-gurdy-machine and much more.