REINHOLD FRIEDL/FRANCK VIGROUX: Tobel CD La Muse En Circuit
Friedl and Vigroux are two musicians who are dedicated to creating true contemporary music, combining sounds from tape recorders and analogue synths. On paper this does sound better than the majority of artists, who mask what is generally a load of hogwash field recordings and generally arse about with instrumentation, without the knowledge of how to actually play them.
I was no less surprised to find that this album is one long track, as this seems to be the general consensus within the realms of the genre. ‘Tobel’ is a quiet album in its entirety, with a seemingly endless drone that is intermittently interrupted with many an abstract noise.
Unfortunately though, as far as target audiences go, I am the furthest away from such theatrics and this release holds little for me to discuss or enjoy in equal measure.