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Murmures / Rumeurs (2CD)

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Murmures / Rumeurs (2CD)
Murmures / Rumeurs (2CD)


Mystical, introspective, spiritual and then suddenly angry, exalted, heretical, the music of Tom Bourgeois has something solemn and pagan at the same time.

This double album is to be understood as a mirror: two line ups, two discs, "Murmures" and its (almost) anagram "Rumeurs", in which each title responds to its counterpart on the other disc.
On the first CD, "Murmures", four musicians accompany the saxophonist: Lois Le Van (voc), Thibault Dille (acc), Florent Jeunieaux (l) and Veronika Harcsa (voc) as a guest, who makes a few forays, as to prepare us for "Rumeurs", the second CD, where we find the same musicians to which are added Thomas Mayade (tp), Quinten De Craecker (tb), Ruben Verbruggen (as, bs), Esinam Dogbatse (fl , perc), Dorian Dumont (p), Victor Foulon (cb) and Jelle Van Giel (dm).

Behind some titles, we can recognize Ravel ("Sonatine II"), influences from Tom Yorke ("La tête dans la radio" and "La radio dans la tête"), John Dowland ("Tell Me, True Love" and "Love, Tell Me The Truth"), and references to The Wire series, the points of view of two lovers. We walk from renaissance and baroque to jazz, from improvisation to chamber music, with sometimes some points of blues and dislocated swing. It could be fun finding the commonalities or the differences between the two sides of this double disc, but it is better to let oneself be carried away by the murmurs - or the rumors - of these enigmatic musical stories.


  1. Name
  2. Sonatine 2
  3. Stir Up a Hornet's Nest
  4. Tell Me
  5. Left on the Napkin
  6. Soir (29)
  7. Please
  8. Slow
  9. La radio dans la tte
  10. Isolate
  11. Sonatine 2
  12. Bubble's depot
  13. Love Tell Me the Truth
  14. The Familiar Note
  15. Soir (29)
  16. Asleep
  17. Fast
  18. La tte dans la radio
  19. Etalosi
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