Forêt Endormie "Le désespoir utopique" 12"

Forêt Endormie

Fiadh Productions

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"Conceptually, Le désespoir utopique came out of the idea of how some people relocate because they're privileged, and others because they are forced to; some can't move because of lack of privilege and others are able to stay put because of privilege (myself included in this last group). I was thinking about the Expulsion of the Acadians, the US evacuation of Afghanistan, folks seeking asylum in Maine, Grapes of Wrath, and how a lot of my own family has left and some of us have stayed. The resulting lyrics are both intensely personal and attempt to examine universal human themes - grief, family, childhood - but they are not commentary about specific historical or current events.

Musically, my primary goal is always to evoke emotion from the listener. On this album, I worked to expand the group's stylistic boundaries with explorations of early European classical music (Renaissance and earlier), "continuous music" (Lubomyr Melnyk), and avant-garde jazz (Alice Coltrane), while incorporating more electronic/synthesized elements drawn from trip-hop and ambient. The resulting music on this album only hints at the aforementioned influences, blending them into our gloomy intersection of neoclassical and folk."
released November 24, 2023

Recorded in August and November 2022 by Colin Marston at Menegroth, the Thousand Caves, in Queens, NYC
Additional recording in late 2022/early 2023 by Jordan Guerette at ciel vide studio in Portland, Maine
Mixed and mastered by Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound

Foret Endormie
Jordan Guerette - guitar, voice, synthesizer, percussion
Emmett Harrity - piano, synthesizer
Sarah Mueller - violin
Maria Wagner - clarinet, bass clarinet, recorder
David Yearwood - double bass

with a guest appearance by
Ray Capizzo - drums and percussion on "Tressé dans la terre", "La marée monte", "La chaleur était rare", and "Aucun risque, aucune douleur, aucun lien"

All music and lyrics by Jordan Guerette

Art by Vojtech Doubek // Moonroot Art
Layout by Bariann Tuite

Released by Fiadh Productions 2023.

Comme toujours - des remerciements particuliers à Jordane Mangeas pour avoir révisé mes paroles avec beaucoup de générosité

Forêt Endormie is a chamber ensemble formed in 2016 by Falls of Rauros guitarist and composer Jordan Guerette, hailing from the “Forest City” of Portland, Maine (USA).

Pro duplicated and printed red-shell cassette with full-color J-card in clear Norelco cases.

Edition of 50.

For the tape click here.

Includes unlimited streaming of Le désespoir utopique via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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