This configuration of a duo composed by Yann Gourdon (hurdy-gurdy) and Filipe Felizardo (guitar&) is the result of a mutual invitation which occurred already seven years ago.
In January of 2020, thanks to Trás-os-Montes Records, both musicians had the chance to finally meet and play almost without interruption for three days, proving to one another that their intuitions and hearts were in place - always converging the density of the timbric and poetic languages of both their very idiosyncratic instrumentation into a point of all returns.
From here, with the drones that come from a committed study of duration, harmonic thermodynamics - when they play it is like a microtonal maelstrom -, and the delicious mistakes that come from stubborn endurance and repetition, they propose an immanent move to where one can look and hear as if becoming the top of a hill, with a 360º sight and audition, where the blind spots of the optic or sonic nerves are the serpentine vector of ecstatic truth both musicians seek to establish with the audience.
released February 4, 2021
All music by Yann Gourdon and Filipe Felizardo
Recording and mixing by Yann Gourdon
Cover Photography by André Cepeda
Cover/booklet design by Filipe Felizardo and André Cepeda
Ophiolite Breath 1&2 photography by Filipe Felizardo
Inlay photography by André Príncipe
Interview conducted by Jean-Jacques Palix
Executive Production: Elisa Cepeda
Trás-os-Montes Records thanks
Sara Coelho, Eve Couturier, Jean-Jacques Palix, and Nuno
Filipe Felizardo and Yann Gourdon wish to thank
Florian Caschera, Tiago Silva, André & Lisa