Artist: Sébastien Guérive
Title: Obscure Clarity
Format: LP, Digital
Labels: Atypeek Music
Genre: Ambient/ Neoclassical
Release Date: 10/11/2023
Sébastien Guérive is a composer and sound engineer based in Nantes, France. After studying the cello, he quickly turned to musical creation using computer music, which opened up infinite possibilities for mixing and transforming sound material. Close to the work of a plastic artist, he is as much concerned with the textural aspect of the sound as he is with the melody.
Since 2001 and his first album La Pense Érrante composed from collages of samples and “field recording”, he continues to develop his personal work (Io’n, Da Sweep …) and to collaborate on projects for the theater, dance, music composition for image.
His first album as a self-titled artist, Omega Point, was released in 2020 to great acclaim from the public and the international press. The video clip for Omega II, a track taken from this album, has won numerous awards at international festivals and now boasts over 850 K views on Vimeo.
Sébastien Guérive‘s new album Obscure Clarity blends electronic acoustics, sonic textures and more intimate piano felt moments in the spirit of neoclassical writing.
Chorales and onomatopoeic voices run through the album, creating a universal dialogue with the listener. At times akin to religious music writing, it is the spiritual dimension that is important in this album, this sense of elevation in contrast with darker, rougher soundscapes and textures.
There are musical climbs in the spirit of progressive rock, given by the power and thickness of the electronic sounds and the breadth of the orchestration of the acoustic instruments. With Obscure Clarity, Sébastien Guérive continues to compose the soundtrack for a film about the essential role of light in the development of life.
01. On The Inside
05. Obscure Clarity I
06. Obscure Clarity II
07. Deva 08. Dukkha
09. Obscure Clarity IV
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