Foch Delplanque - Secret

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In 2012 Philippe Foch recorded for the Signature label (Radio France) his album Taarang, a sonic exploration of the Taarang - a 15 tablas ensemble - involving various collaborators, including Mathias Delplanque.

Some encounters are due to happen; this one led to a deep and long-lasting friendship and to the start of an intense musical collaboration. For the three years that followed, Mathias accompanied Philippe on the Taarang Tour and the many-shared dates gave both artists the opportunity to become musically tame and to deepen their common language.

In January 2015, the duo was granted a residence at Césaré (National Center for Musical Creation in Reims, France) where they recorded within a few days the seven tracks that constitute the material of Secret.

Entirely recorded live with no overdubs, their approach is rooted in improvisation and translates a shared aesthetic to play on timbres, textures, sound space while striving to blur the boundaries between acoustic and electronic, raw and treated sounds, sampled and live produced material.

The melodic and rhythmic parts intertwine, mingle, and musical motifs travel within a moving and cloudy sound mass.