Nord (North)

by Philharmonie

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Lovely interplay and momentum going on here with a touch of Guitar Craft thrown in for good measure.
Cuneiform are really great at documenting some of the lesser known European bands who should,in retrospect,achieve greater recognition perhaps...Heldon,Univers Zero et al.
Their catalogue is full of wonderful surprises like this...
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I consider Philharmonie to be one of Cuneiform's great discoveries of the 1990s! They started their life as a guitar trio, led by Frédéric L'Epée, formerly of the 70s progressive rock favorites Shylock. They released two albums as a guitar trio (one on their own and one on Cuneiform) featuring tight, well-written, obviously very Fripp-influenced, pointillistic compositions, performed by 3 total guitar masters. For this, their 2nd Cuneiform release, they added a drummer with an excellent, light touch, who gives them an even broader array of musical color. This has been out of print and unavailable for some time and we recently found some, so here's your chance to get one of our great, early titles once more...

"Conceptually, it suggests what an inspired meeting of Steve Reich and King Crimson might sound like...masterfully weaving together lush melodies, minimalist tendencies and heavy rock overtones."
– Innerviews

"Technically remarkable..."
– Guitar Player


released January 1, 1994


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