Reviews that mention Charlemagne Palestine

August 1, 2015

Charlemagne Palestine/Rhys Chatham

Youuu + Mee = Weee
Sub Rosa SRV367-3xCD

One of the hallowed shibboleths of advertising – and sometimes legitimate discourse – has been “accept no substitute”. The expression is particularly germane when it comes to discussing electro-acoustic drone sounds. Although the concept of creating extended sound meditations with limited chordal evolution has been used with varying degrees of acumen by sophisticated improvises at its zenith and plodding electronic popsters at its nadir, the scope of the idiom is best expressed by its originators. MORE

January 6, 2010

Perlonex & Charlemagne Palestine

It Ain’t Necessarily So
Zarek 11/12

Experimental electro-acoustic trio Perlonex’s leap of faith to wed its already distinctive interface with the highly idiosyncratic vision of American composer Charlemagne Palestine since 2004 is paying musical dividends – as this two-CD set aptly demonstrates. For while there are points during this live program at Vienna’s Porgy & Bess club when it’s palpably obvious that the trio members don’t know in which direction Palestine’s minimalist creations and ritualistic imagination are leading – he may not know himself – the speed at which they finesse a response to, and extrapolation of, his ideas leads to the highest form of improvisational cooperation. MORE