Gailes
Seventeen Words
Ba Da Bing
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2017
LP
19.49
BING 119 LP
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Tracklist
1Requiem For An Airport Television Newsreader 10:07
2That Name (Again)10:16
3Surface Variations In The Snowfall 7:05
4On Distant Fields 5:41

While they’ve released records on their own, and even collaborated in the past (as Orcas), Rafael Anton Irisarri and Benoit Pioulard have never made music quite like they do with Gailes. This is a pure winter doldrums soundtrack, when the stillness after a snowstorm ends elongates into deep contemplation.

It’s not surprising that Seventeen Words was conceived, composed and recorded as the duo weathered a brutal winter squall, the remains of which can be viewed on the album’s artwork. This is bottomless music, minimal in sound yet majestic in presentation. Snow slows, time freezes. This is the world of Gailes, just a fragment of our own writ large for eternity.