CD (400 copies)
Christian Vasseur: guitars etc. and voice
flamenca guitar by Antonio Sanchis, ten nylon strings guitar by Dominique Field, eleven nylon strings alt guitar by Philip Woodfield, Simon and Patrick parlor steel strings guitar, anonymous indian zither
Recorded, mixed on September 2003 and mastered on March 2009 by Benjamin Mraz at Studio Ka, Fches-Thumesnil
Photographs by Dennis Bettels ['Belfast' / 2007]
2. Il y a
4. Echappe belle
5. Questions dun somnambule
6. Epanchement du songe
7. Il y a
8. Le rire de Dmocrite
9. Soleil noir
10. Il y a quelque chose qui mchappe
The focus on Pomes saturniens is melancholia without any doubt and from the first tune. Christian Vasseur created 10 highly emotional, warm and beautiful pieces of classical-orientated guitar music. Not as separated songs, more like a journey or dance.
Melody fragments come and go like moods or thoughts, some return like memories or reminders, some fade away and are gone forever. Most of the time, Pomes saturniens is a very reserved and fragile work. But in some situations it gets loud, explosive, improvised and noisy. Just like a unexpected mood swing.
For me, the earlier mention of dance is a good image to get this wondeful piece of music. It is very fragile and balanced on the one hand, but also highly dynamic and expressive.