Review

Digital Artifact, September 1, 2001

Robert Normandeau and his latest collective release Sonars are my unfamiliar, but that soon changed as I read about his extensive recorded history of experiments with electroacoustic compositions. Mentally absorbing the 6 tracks which collectively appear together for the first time via Rephlex, but were originally recorded between 1985 and 1999, I have to say that though intrigued by what I was hearing, I was equally disturbed by what my sense were telling me. I think the point was made quite clearly to me right then and there. The electroacoustics surveyed on this LP display a true finesse and understanding between man, technology and his environs. Tracks like Bédé, Éclats de voix, Spleen, Matrechka, Le cap de la tourmente and Ellipse are completely abstract ambient experimentalism, haunting in all ways possible. Though the music is beautiful in its structure, it is down right chilling and gives you that really eerie spinal tingle right before you here the transparent echoing voice from the darkened corner say, “Get Out!”

… a true finesse and understanding between man, technology and his environs.

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