"The Worried Song" – The Worried Ones’ anthem – is a cover of "It takes a worried man" - a well-known American country & western song.
"The North is protected" is read by Leif Elggren, w/Jean-Philippe Antoine on Minimoog.
"Razor, boats & automobiles" begins with Leif Elggren playing amplified haircutters. It segues into a mix of two compositions by Jean-Philippe Antoine : "Transports en commun" and Squirrel Island Water Music".
Performed and recorded live at "64" in Paris in 2011, it is now release on Firework Edition Records
THE WORRIED ONES - LIVE AT LE 64
From the always mysterious surroundings of Firework Edition Records we have here The Worried Ones, a duo (one-off?) of Jean-Philippe Antoine and Leif Elggren. They named themselves after the well-known (their words, not mine) American country & western song 'It Takes A Worried Man' and that song opens the CD. It's sung, not rather well, with the addition of rhythm machine. Then Elggren reads the text 'The North Is Protected' which is followed by 'Razor, Boats & Automobiles' which sees Elggren playing 'processed and amplified haircutters'. It's not clear what Antoine is doing here - maybe he got his head shaved? According to the cover 'it (being the former track - fdw) segues into a mix of two compositions by Jean-Philippe Antoine: 'Transports En Commun' and 'Squirrel Island Water Music'. So, in all, four pieces on this CD, except that the final piece is a re-run of the first piece, but then a bit different. So, it's about the two pieces in the middle. Elggren's spoken word piece has a feedback like sound in the background, but the voice is quite loud; maybe this sort of spoken word thing is not really my cup of tea. However the other piece, 'Razor, Boats & Automobiles', is one that I quite enjoyed. It has an excellent raw drone quality, which is something we find more in the work of Elggren (solo). It's music generated from some sort of action which you can hear, but it also stands by itself quite good. It fades over in the other two pieces at the same time, which has a totally different character altogether, vaguely, dreamy and remotely sounding; highly processed field recordings and bird twitter. An excellent piece of music. Conclusion: another fine, yet highly mysterious release. (FdW)
published by "Vital Weekly" - dec 2013
Coffret avec CD + 7 cartes + carré de feutre
Edition limitée : 200 exemplaires numérotés
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