Ensemble Economique

Ensemble Economique

as if day and night are colliding

In opal fields, you first have to pierce through layers of rock to discover the black fire gem.
Obscure and spectral artefact, Opale's first album 'L'incandescent' peeks up discreetly from a subterranean land, and gives to see a coherent, concise and longitudinal sound object. A single direction is withheld during the whole thirty-five minutes, graciously and icily upheld with a band of cold and melancholic analog keyboards, but also soft and haunting voices (English, French and Spanish). Following their first EP (released under the name Playground on Stellar Kinematics in 2012 and including a collaboration with Ensemble Economique's Brian Pyle), Sophia Hamadi (Paris) and Rocio Ortiz (Paris/Madrid) inscribe many beautiful and dense things within the short development of 'L'Incandescent'. They install a shadow-ridden, humid and almost metallic background (Paris TX, Les Champs Magnétiques), forming their own interpretation of a contemporary spleen with a voluntarily diminished chromatic nuance. Nowhere to go and nothing to feel. A single story is developed over the eight tracks of the album, sometimes torn between stellar and subterranean poles, but also exploring the corners of cities of light (Sparkles and Wine, Cutting Edge), and take the listeners on a trip that might well be their last (Delusion 44). Despite appearances, this first album contains the distinctive signs of a heart of light and sound, resolutely turned towards big spaces, where any sun beam will warm you up (Hold You Tight) and bring back the dead (El Oscuro Deseo, Lost Spirits). The dusty ground is elevating, and waking up the lost spirits.

BCBG, velvet pants and a little cushioned jacket. Pussy Patrol and Eyes Behind ex-front girl Mariette Auvray formed this project last summer with Feu Machin member Samuel Trifot when they both were taking part in an art residency in Brazil (Residencia Sao Joao).

In Paris, sometimes, we don’t manage to do anything, the colors of the rainbow and the silence of the countryside are missing.

There, very close to Rio, in the heart of the coffee fields, they came up with these compositions. The sun may have been responsible for Auvray’s blond hair. While she was taking in the arabica smell, within the heart of a mini- chapel, converted into a studio by Trifot, BCBG's first rhymes were born. Both on keyboards, Samuel carries on the synth furnitures, while Auvray produces waves of sounds and her icy voice. Platonic lovers, they scrupulously strive to reproduce the sounds of Brazil’s wet nights, the dreams they were making in their mother-tongue, mirages that could have been written by Elli et Jacno. The result is the perfect soundtrack to watch the light dance in the swimming pool water, when all the guests seem to be ignoring you, even though you had put your most beautiful outfit on, the dress code was clear. Good chic, good style, pretty baby, forever and ever, BCBG.


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Ensemble Economique with OPALE, BCBG

Monday, September 2 · 8:00 PM at Cameo Gallery

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