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Voyage d'une île à L'autre

SFR 357.4043.2

Hybrid Stereo SACD

Connoisseurs will realise: while English is often the language of Stockfisch artists, it was Duo Balance who first published their songs in French and German on the label.   Christine Maringer-Tries and Hans-Peter Tries - the couple behind Duo Balance - have for many years had a deep friendship with Louis Capart, singer and songwriter from Brittany.

Friendship can bring about marvelous things: It can stabilize peace between nations (two of the songs deal with Göttingen and Berlin) and it can add valuable experiences to the life of the individual. And in this case - one may add - to the life of the listener, who - as usual with Stockfisch - enjoys a great-sounding recording.

On the other hand in Louis Capart he will meet a remarkable singer.   The man shown on the CD cover is one fine specimen of a Breton: with his expressive, weathered countenance, he looks like someone matured in the traditions of his home country and equally at home in the realm of free thinking.   The singer Louis Capart is a philosopher whose themes are life (today's and that of days gone by), love, and the meaning of it all and the search for it.   He would certainly not be French if, instead-of becoming melancholic, his songs would not show a certain sense of lightness and grace.

And Duo Balance fits in into this music congenially, singing together with Louis Capart in perfect harmony: in their soloistic parts, as well as performing songs for two or three voices.   They are accompanied by some virtuosic instrumentalists creating a relaxed musical collage.   This being so because - as Picasso stated - art removes the dust of daily toil from our souls.

This SACD is a must for any music-lover's collection and not only in summertime is great to take with you on holiday.   And in case your holiday is over, simply go and listen to the album's great final instrumental track with its ocean sounds - and dream of a holiday in Brittany, in Göttingen or in Berlin …

  1. Au large du Gueveur (Capart)     5:16
  2. Floraison (Capart)     3:59
  3. Il faudra que je me souvienne (Capart)     3:11
  4. Marie-Jeanne-Gabrielle (Capart)     5:08
  5. Berlin (Capart)     5:11
  6. Maintenant ou jamais (Bernard)     2:11
  7. Göttingen (Barbara)     2:47
  8. Cette chanson qui ne vient jamais (Capart)     3:12
  9. Loguivy de la mer (Budet)     3:29
10. Différents mais tous pareils (Rewenig/Kimmel)     4:51
11. Le Présent Têtu (Capart)     3:38
12. Patience (Capart)     4:38
13. Au large du Gueveur - Reprise instrumental (Capart)     6:43
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