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Review

Noah Wane, Splendid E-Zine, 31 juillet 2000

In the tradition of French musique acousmatique, cinema for the ear, comes Kristoff K.Roll’s Corazón Road. It is a musical travel diary of the duo’s trip through Central America — but don’t worry, it’s more interesting than your aunt Twilla’s slide show of her trip to Palm Beach! What Kristoff K.Roll’s members Carole Rieussec and Jean-Christophe Camps do here is more of an artistic impression of their voyage than a travelogue. The piece’s five movements each have a distinct personality and seem to correlate with distinct legs of the journey. Everything has that wonderful ethereal, disembodied quality that is so characteristic of acousmatic music. I like Belize City, with its strong Jamaican flavor, and Guatemala, which starts with the sounds of torrential rain and ends with the fascinating sounds of some kind of local evangelical tent meeting.

… wonderful ethereal, disembodied quality that is so characteristic of acousmatic music.