(New Album Review) Tambour- Chapitre 1
Tambour is the moniker of Quebecois composer Simon Piché-Castonguay, whose latest album, Chapitre 1, came out July 2nd on the Montreal ambient sanctuary Moderna Records. Piché-Castonguay’s take on minimal classical uses acoustic instrumentation, but its richly layered textures plunge the listener into an ocean of sustained, swelling atmospherics. The slow tempo and warm strings of Chapitre 1 carry within them echoes of William Basinski, Stars of the Lid, World’s End Girlfriend, and Georges Delerue. Highly recommended to fans of cinematic music, post-rock, and modern classical.