Soc Michel Doneda (saxophone soprano), Lê Quan Ninh (percussion), Dominique Regef (vielle à roue et israj)

Dryna (7:59), ggk (8:58), La flamme dévorante (4:29), Triangles et carrés (7:19), Sexus-plexus-nexus (5:36), Sep (8:32), Le paradoxe en long (10:42)

Enregistré du 27 Juillet au 1er Août 1992 à Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy | Conception graphique de Toffe

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Critique de Chris Blackford pour la revue The Wire #114 (UK) - Août 1993

Pretentious sleeve notes apart this is a thoughtful and rewarding album which makes genuinely fascinating connections between ethnic and improvised musics. Doneda's soprano is an edgy companion to Ninh's sharply executed,never profligate percussion. "ggk" draws inspiration from the captivating soundworld of Japanese gagaku ceremonial music, and the concluding "Le Paradox En Long" is also stately but with near hysterical undertones -- Regef coaxing a multitude of frenetic, gauze-like textures from the hurdy-gurdy. The perfect antidote to all those fluffy world music concoctions. I'm hooked.