‘With Guitar Impromptus (…), the French composer is hinting at the fact that these miniature instrumental study-projects that he has been releasing during the past few years might slowly be announcing something bigger and more ambitious.’
Doug Thomas blog
‘While the vessel of his music has changed, his musical style, one that is involved within the cinematic/score is still very apparent. Karsenti is very adept at turning his hands to other instruments and gaining the same great quality out of them.’
Drifting, Almost Falling review
‘Mathieu Karsenti is a highly skilled guitarist who has come up with a particularly lovely piece entitled Estampes After Debussy and while it is somewhat more lush and pretty than anything Debussy would have composed, the influence of the French master is certainly audible in the evocative arpeggioic glissandi and dreamy chordplay. It is beautifully written and played, accompanied by sparse background sounds but with the guitar occupying centre stage at all times.’
Trust the Doc Blog – Demerara Records
Featured on RADIOKC.FM in June 2019 on The Welcome Show #65.
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‘Guitar Impromptus’ is a collection of freeform compositions for multiple classical guitars with added effects, all performed by Mathieu. His multi-layered approach forms standalone compositions or ‘guitar tableaux’, organic impromptu journeys into his inner creative self.
Mathieu’s track ‘Estampes after Debussy’ was featured in a BBC compilation alongside artists/composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Yann Tiersen, Dustin O’Halloran, Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.