The label 130701 is only rivaled in its quality curation of Modern / Post-Classical, perhaps, by Erased Tapes. The imprint`s every carefully chosen release is a standout in the genre`s canon. Its catalogue, emotional, thought-provoking and nuanced.
This week Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch returns to 130701 with a E.P. of compositions, commissioned for Harry Wootliff`s feature film, Only You. Four, two to three-minute cues that demonstrate Levienaise-Farrouch`s talent for both writing and playing. The ripples of Separation – the untreated, piano of Christina McMaster – dancing as if high on its toes. En pointe, Adagio, performing a solo ballet. The reverb-ed cello of Gregor Riddell on Where We Are, a ringer for that of Arthur Russell. The bold strokes of rhythmic ache recalling the New York Avant / Disco Not Disco auteur`s This Is How We Walk On The Moon. Both the original, and Joanna Billing`s canny cover. Sorry I Missed Your Call finds this Buddhist scratch in duet with a more traditional Classic cello line. End Scene combines Emilie`s own keys with Riddell`s bowed strings. Emotion-wise, the effect the music creates is one of absence and longing. A loneliness. The wanting. Perfectly mirroring the film`s charting of a couple`s adjustment to love’s rush, then challenges, complications, disappointments, and compromise.
You can purchase Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch`s Only You directly from 130701.