The trail set by Louis Sclavis along his travels and musical adventures brings him naturally to the writing of original melodies, fed here and there by a sonorous boldness and a timeless aesthetics, well-known by the audience.
His new album, “Les cadences du monde”, looks like a sort of effusive frame of music pieces that are full of imagery and yet inspired by the photographic work “L’usure du monde” (The Wear of the World) of Frédéric Lecloux. It is composed of 11 titles that bring back our childhood point of view, inviting our dreams to resurface. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the acoustic blend of the clarinet, the cello, and percussion instruments is in the spotlight with this high-intensity balancing act that tugs at our heartstrings. The phrase chosen by Louis Sclavis takes on its full meaning here, giving free rein to a great freedom in instrumental interpretation.
This album is exhilarating, brilliant, and greatly inspired.