On Cedric Peyronnet's own Kaon label we find music by Thibault Jehanne, of whom we reviewed 'Eskifjörður' back in Vital Weekly 953. He's a very young composer, who never the less already did a few sound installations and soundtracks. This new piece (as there is just one on the CD and it lasts fourteen minutes and thirty seconds, so perhaps a mini CD, released on a 5" disc) was composed as part of a residency in Villa La Brugère in Arromanches-les-Bains and deals with frozen water, the melting of sound as it were. It's not that this is a political work, against global warming (although the colour green is the only one used on the cover), or the melting of glacier like structures, but it sounds like a microphone went deep into a vast block of ice and someone has recorded various stages of the process of melting. Towards the very end we even hear the far, far away sound of birds chirping and spring has arrived. All along this piece there seems to be a drone like undercurrent, which might be line hum or something that came out of processing these sounds, but never the less it also delivers a musical component, almost like an accordion faintly humming in the background and which adds a gentle musical touch to this otherwise chilly piece of electro-acoustic music. Nice, but a bit short I thought.
Vital Weekly, 2015