LAURENT PERRIER: Plateforme #2 CD Baskaru
Perrier has delivered here, the second instalment in his ‘Plateforme’ series. Once again he has created tracks from sound sources submitted by different artists. The first instalment walked a fine line between being something worthy of note, or something that got chucked in the bin; and I cannot help feel but that this is floating on the same ship.
Once again there is more than a fair share of glitch and ambient interruptions to keep this album just about interesting enough. Statically charged bursts of sound tiptoe and trip over rumbling earthy Dark Ambience; and when these excursions come to light, they can be pleasurable.
I will give Perrier credit; he could have destroyed this album entirely with a talentless collection of field recordings. However, he has chosen to sculpt and build the sounds into something more; and in some respects it marginally does a better job than its predecessor.