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Artist
Gaspar Claus
ReleaseProduct
Tancade
Label
InFiné
Catalogue Number
iF1065
Release Date
September 10, 2021

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Gaspar Claus is an accomplished French cellist, best known until now for his many cross-genre collaborations with such luminaries as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sufjan Stevens, Efterklang and his father Pedro Soler. InFiné presents Tancade, his debut album as a solo artist.

Tancade is the result of a long, patient creative process which began in earnest over a few days while in a small village in Luberon, France in 2017. The pandemic of 2020 allowed Claus to revisit the same themes of isolation and solitude, and refocus his energy as the world, and his schedule as a touring musician, ground to a halt.

Created entirely using cello apart from the odd spoken word, its styles and influences are as broad as his list of collaborators suggests. Emotive film scores, timeless folk and contemporary jazz are some of the touching points as he tweaks and repurposes the cello, as a staccato-ed percussive driving force or as an expansive bed of reverb-drenched notes.

There’s experimental moments to be found too. ‘2359’ sounds like an early Four Tet take, a kind of folky organic electronica with dramatic surges of pedal distortion, and the second half of ‘Ô Sélénites’ drifts into a Tim Hecker style cavernous dirge. A collection of exceptional cinematic mood pieces, guided by a visionary cellist pushing the sonic potential of his craft.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Une ile Gaspar Claus 3:49 Buy
  2. 2 Un rivage Gaspar Claus 3:49 Buy
  3. 3 Une foule Gaspar Claus 3:17 Buy
  4. 4 A l'infini Gaspar Claus 3:16 Buy
  5. 5 2359 Gaspar Claus 2:45 Buy
  6. 6 E.T. (Extra Terre Version) Gaspar Claus / Tontoloko Txoria 6:00 Buy

    E.T. (Extra Terre Version)

  7. 7 Aux confins Gaspar Claus 3:27 Buy
  8. 8 1999 Gaspar Claus 2:39 Buy
  9. 9 Astragale Gaspar Claus 2:58 Buy
  10. 10 O selenites Gaspar Claus 4:50 Buy
  11. 11 Mer des mysteres amoureux Gaspar Claus / Lyna Zouaoui 4:26 Buy

    Mer des mysteres amoureux

Track List

LP

A1_Un île
A2_Un rivage
A3_Une foule
A4_À l’infini
A5_2359
A6_E.T. (Extra Terre Version)
B1_Aux confins les étoiles dansent
B2_1999
B3_Astragale
B4_Ô Sélénites
B5_Mer des mystères amoureux

CD

01_Une île
02_Un rivage
03_Une foule
04_À l’infini
05_2359
06_E.T. (Extra Terre Version)
07_Aux Confins
08_1999
09_Astragale
10_Ô Sélénites
11_Mer des mystères amoureux

Gaspar Claus

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