Eryck Abecassis plays a double necked guitar, with one neck strung with bass strings and the other a standard guitar set, plus analogue electronics and laptop. The four pieces here each have a different character, but overall there is something quite refreshingly different about the pieces here, even though I am not a huge fan of all of them. Abecassis is French, and the album includes a thank-you to Christian Zanesi at GRM, which maybe points towards that school of electronic/concrete composition, but on the whole Resonant Doom pulls together an unusual batch of influences, ranging from the whole Max/MSP laptop patchery school of composition through to a strong heavy metal / noise leaning, but with the accent perhaps on the sound of the power guitar rather than any wall of harsh noise.
Richard Pinell (Wire)
original release 2010
released May 7, 2020
Eryck Abecassis, computer, double-neck bass//guitar, sherman filter
Anne Delrieu : cover design
mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye mastering
photo : Eryck