The first solo album by Sophie Tassignon is literally what it says: a real solo work crafted with her magnificent voice and electronic devices to create loops and harmonies as an enrichment of her vocal performance. This exceptional singer has a real
multi-cultural mindset, speaks several languages and uses those qualities and competences in her artistic expression. The album consists of four own compositions and four totally individual interpretations of songs and pieces by Dolly Parton, Russian bard
Yuliy Chersanovich Kim, Antonio Vivaldi and Cowboy Junkies. I’ve never heard a version of Parton’s ‘Jolene’ with such a depth and beauty! Some of the songs hold references to what she does with Azolia and other passages remind of the
sound performance she did for ‘Licht – Raum – Erkundungen’, the light installation of Margareta Hesse. The variation between the pieces brings the listener in all kinds of moods, from lightness and playfulness to dreamy and spacey soundscapes.
Throughout this variation there’s a consistency that makes the album sound as one whole with a natural flow. All one hears is voice(s) aided by some electronics and one doesn’t get bored for a second. This is an exceptional work of beautiful esthetics,
performance and expression of an authentic artist. Give it a listen. True art. So pure. So individual and yet so universal. (Geert Ryssen)
Available on cd, vinyl and digital
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