Live Paris, Eglise Sainte Eustache
June 20th, 2008
Charlemagne Palestine: organ, glass, voice
GOL trio: laptops, bass guitar, flutes
The unusual pairing of Charlemagne Palestine and french avant-concrete group GOL was exciting and raised justified expectations. GOL recently announced a CD collaboration with Iancu Dumitrescu on Algha Margen. This concert was pretty intense, with Palestine on full-blast organ washes and shamanistic vocals and GOL trio on concrete sounds, bass guitar drones and a pastoral flute trio to end the show. GOL’s music included electronic drones, bell sounds cut-up and concrete noise, and matched Palestine’s perfectly. There was some confusion at the beginning and I couldn’t decide when the sound balance was over and the concert actually started – so much so that my recording probably missed a few minutes, the show probaly amonted to 40-45mns. I wrote about both in previous posts (see here and here).