Roxane Métayer - Éclipse des Ocelles
morc 83 - lp
A1. Mille pics
A2. Plus brume, que lune
A3. Dans un pays de serpents
A4. Couverte de Trèfles
B1. Opalescentes épopées
B2. Phaleine Somnolente
B3. Quand l'abeille survient
B4. Au pas
released march 9th 2021 - repress oct 25th 2023
--> 18 euro <--
On her first solo lp, Roxane Métayer fully explores the sonic possibilities of the violin, field recordings and folk oriented orchestration and melodies. The violin is often taking the melodic lead, but at the same time serves a drone background, but just as much a percussion instrument. In any case: the focus is definitely on the sound itself.
She’s not afraid to use effects, minimal percussion, whistles and the occasional hushed vocal to expand the sonic palette to a maximum effect, resulting in multilayered, semi-improvised and subtle meanderings, gently evolving around a tight core.
About the lp
the album comes in a lush, full color cover, drawn and designed by Roxane herself. The first run was an edition of 150 copies, and sold out quickly - just like the following represses.
new repress out oct 2023 - this time on red vinyl, on the occasion of the japanes tour of Roxane. edition of 150 copies (again)
‘an impressive debut album that takes time to reveal its secret, but once it does there’s a magical world to explore.’ – Foxy Digitalis
Métayer folds field recordings and treated and looped, folky violin into each other to sublime effect’ – The quietus