Christopher Chaplin – Patriarchs
- UK - Original
After his acclaimed album trilogy "Je suis le Ténébreux" (2016), "Paradise Lost" (2018), and "M" (2020), London-based musician and avant-garde composer Christopher Chaplin will release a major new work - "Patriarchs" - in November 2021. The album is based on the ten antediluvian patriarchs, from Adam to Noah and their journey from the darkness of the Fall towards enlightenment. Through its strong artistic force, the album is both timeless and topical.
Another powerful work of art, located between electronic music and avant-garde. Once again, Christopher Chaplin breaks genre boundaries and manages to condense experimental and colorful electronics in chamber music in a unique way, transporting the listener into mental and spatiotemporal intermediate states. A completely unique musical microcosm that can also be experienced in his impressive solo live performances.
"Patriarchs" refer to the ten antediluvian Patriarchs, the ten pre-Flood patriarchs listed in the genealogy of Genesis V - from Adam to Noah. The album is about the lineage of these patriarchs and their journey from the darkness of the Fall towards enlightenment. It's a progressive uprooting from a dark and confused world to a world with more light and consciousness. In musical terms, it's a struggle from dense, slow-moving textures to more dynamic and structured ones. Language is also present in the first eight tracks, starting with distorted bits of words and phrases tuning into clearer and more defined sentences and eventually verses as the tracks progress. The last two tracks: Lamech and Noah incorporate the sounds of a crow and a dove, respectively, hinting at the coming and passing of the Flood." (Christopher Chaplin)
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