The Pearl ~ Reflections in Glassine Subliminality

by Matthieu Bélanger - Claude Lassonde - Christopher Short

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Total Time: 74:35

When Free Jazz reaches the outer edges of the sonic universe, the space between the abstract becomes softer. Angular becomes rounded and we find a primordial spirit warmly welcoming us home.


Something else we tripped across whilst voyaging the band camp airwaves, ‘The Pearl – Reflections in Glassine Subliminality’ is a nine suite aural trip crafted by Christopher Short and features the talents of Matthieu Belanger and Claude Lassonde.

A most intoxicating work it is too. Out via cosmic dream-spaceship the description of the work seems fairly accurate and to contextualize, the musical trio creates a deeply mesmerizing and amorphous dream space. So far, since appearing on our radar we’ve dipped in and out sampling it’s richly exotic and hallucinogenic flavorings and with the parting ’Cloudy Geometrics’ having teased and mesmerized us enough to, as it were, put digital pen to digital paper.

In short this album will appeal principally to admirers of both Ariel Kalma and legendary experimental kraut rockers Embryo. The tune Cloudy Geometrics is 8 minutes of the most arresting trance wave groove you’ll hear in such an age. Oceanic swathes of dissipating ambient apparitions swooned in whispering spectral flotillas of woozy clarinets, create a float-y inner space cosmic calm, where realities blur, disappear and reform in dream drift dissolving detail. Arresting stuff.

Review by Mark Barton April 6th 2014
The Sunday Experience - Strange Sounds for Freaky People


released March 30, 2014

Matthieu Bélanger - Clarinet
Claude Lassonde - Guitar, Guitar Synth
Christopher Short - Guitartronics - Atmospheres

** Michi Reiger - Violin on Naked Shame

Production, treatments and final assemblage: Christopher Short

Label Cosmicdreamscapes: CDS-010



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