My mother, who is a French teacher by profession went to the trouble of translating these reviews. She noted that this was no easy task, due to the… poetic nature of the writing. Anyway, here’s what she came up with…
Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again
This disc has been playing on a loop at my home like a bird circling over a place without ever landing and it is probably not by chance that a bird illustrates the superb cover of this album by Connect_icut.
If this comes to us from Vancouver this musician and producer has certainly watched, filmed and scrutinised the smallest movements of some birds to be able to touch on this point of meeting between music and the delight of the animal ability of which we are most jealous, that of being able to fly.
And we are going to hover over the weather of these six electronic tracks as we would over a MBV disc, except that with them the disturbances transform flight into a series of conversations with death. With Connect_icut the conversation is held with the elements by means of electronic ambiences which are sweet and totally trippy without ever sending us to sleep. This fourth album seems to introduce an unedited dialogue between sounds coming from machines and timeless actions, without any translation, just by the universality of the noises, the sounds.
Rare are the discs which are so uncompromising, which can pride themselves on not losing their listener under the weight of drooping eyelids. Connect_icut can boast that; his disc transports us without ever rocking us to sleep. It gives us the un-hoped for chance to fly and to reflect with that lovely insouciance of a bird. An important and poignant disc.
Small Town by the Sea
What a lovely journey to take! How wonderfully it espouses a more and more evident search for what is universal. Connect_icut has progressively learned the language, not just for speaking, not just for better communication. If his language is as gratingly abrasive as the cat which thinks it is licking us, it starts to lose this roughness and touch the sensors under our skin which bring on that longing to find happiness, peace and the desire just to be at one with one’s surroundings.
Small Town by the Sea is perhaps an important marker on this journey. The link with the others can be made from here on in. Like that cat, almost wild, which was hiding behind the sounds emitted, just as one tries to seduce another by showing him perhaps the worst of oneself, Connect_icut has tamed us while bringing himself under control, instituting a dialogue which can be placed in the list of courtship rituals, between the ellipses, attractive curves and turns, but with the claws always ready, as if the colour distracts the spectator and comfort sends him to sleep.
Here electronic music dresses itself up as an affectionate cat on the look-out, a form of repose with the purpose of better taming oneself, a step towards a dialogue between the body and the soul. More and more essential.
Ah, the French… so poetic… so good at confusing Google Translate…
“This course is nice to follow. It marries beautifully research increasingly obvious universal. Connet_Icut will gradually learned the language, not to speak, not just to communicate better. If language was the abrasiveness of the rasp when the cat will lick us think she started losing this roughness to touch the touch sensors that drain under our skin that urge to find happiness, peace and the desire to do at one with his surroundings.
“Small Town By The Sea" may be an important marker in this course. The link with others can now be done. As cat, almost savage was behind the sounds they sent, as we try to seduce the other showing him may be the worst of his being, we Connect_Icut tamed while mastering himself, engaging in dialogue may fall into the list of parades love between ellipses, attractive curves, the rolls, but the claws always prepared as if the color distracts the viewer, comfort sleep this one.
The electronics adorned by a cuddly feline look of the watch and a form of rest to better tame a step towards a dialogue with the body and mind. Increasingly indispensable.”
And here’s (roughly) what they said about Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again…
"This disc will be shot in home loop, like a bird that would turn over a place without ever asking. And it is not also a likely chance that a volatile illustrates the superb cover of this album Connect_Icut. If this one comes to us from Vancouver, musician and producer has certainly watched, filmed and scrutinized every make gestures of some birds to reach this point of convergence between music and the pleasure of the animal we are jealous gesture more, the person flying.
And the time of the six electronic tracks we’ll soar like we could do it on a disc of My Bloody Valentine, except that home disturbances transform the flight in a series of conversations with the dead. Connect_Icut with the conversation using the elements through electronic atmospheres, sweet, totally trippy, without ever falling asleep. This fourth album seems to begin a new dialogue between sounds from machines and age-old rituals, without translation, just by the universality of noises, sounds.
Few records as intransigent can boast not to lose the listener quickly under the weight of too weighted eyelids. Connect_Icut can boast of this, its hard carrying us without ever rocking, giving us the opportunity to steal unexpected and reflect with great insouciance of a bird. An important and poignant record.”