Debut on Fat Cat from self taught pianist Chauveau. Imagine a post-punk Erik Satie...
Colin Buttimer 2003
Short pieces of acoustic piano, tracks and traces of other sounds left as marks of dust and scratches upon the instrument's case, like a persistent emotional residue.
Reflective, peaceful, each note contemplated with care; each chord tied just so.
Fragments of melody articulated as musical thoughts.
Composition on a small scale as though viewing a map so close that the very fibre of the paper intrudes upon the lines of the hills your eye traces.
Penumbra of a distant town in the darkness of a country night.
Recollections which refuse to quite cohere and are therefore forgotten before they're ever within reach.
Voices heard as if from a distance, through an apartment window from the street below. A simplicity prepared to co-exist in peace with the life around it.
A gift of a certain humility, the listener given the space to apprehend each moment of sound as it is heard.