‘…with Karsenti composing and Doughty performing on the Kora, the release blends genres perfectly between an instrumental ensemble sound and a more ambient soundscape.’ Keeping Score Blog
‘…Karsenti’s arrangements of strings and modern effects blend perfectly with the kora… In Exchanges, it is the ghost of Debussy that still haunts the release, to the listener’s joy.’ Doug Thomas review
‘A mysterious, elegant arrangement of kora and strings that puts the West African instrument in an interesting new light, almost like a European harp.’ Independent Clauses review
On ‘Exchanges’ Mathieu teams up with Kora virtuoso Josh Doughty to create an E.P of 5 tracks. Josh provides an improvised framework of notes, melodies and rhythms for Mathieu’s counterpoint of orchestral arrangements, sound FX and cinematic vision.
‘Exchanges’ is out 3rd February 2021 on 101075 Records.
Tracks premiered on the Neo-Classical Jukebox, Contemplative Classical and Noise of Dreams network’s Cinematic moments Spotify playlists.
Premiered on RKC Radio, Star’s End and Trust The Doc/Exile FM.