It is pleasing to find that there are still musicians out there who think in terms of complete albums and “Entrelacs du rêve” by Autunna et Sa Rose is certainly an album that needs to be listened to in its entirety to be appreciated.
It has to be said, however, that there isn’t a single hummable tune to be found in this album and, indeed, the music contained therein is the very model of fragmented complexity and, in the more approachable moments, seems to be a soundtrack to a film as yet unseen. Not a Hollywood or Bollywood film though but something from Eastern Europe with all the sonic obliqueness that such a comparison entails and the tone is therefore discordant rather than soothing yet, perhaps as a consequence, lacking neither emotion nor energy.
The purpose of an album like this is perhaps unclear as it isn’t a commercial exercise and, as the songs drift into the surreal, you can’t help but wonder if all that you hear is actually no more than the result of whimsy and the sonic posturing that right angled thinking brings to the sounds of life. “Entrelacs du Rêve” is not an album for everyone then but with fine sound quality and a sense of adventure working in its favour, it is certainly worthy of investigation if your ears crave complexity.