ERIC CHENAUX ANNOUNCES A UK TOUR IN MAY, PLUS NEW VIDEO REVEALED
The wonderful and inimitable Eric Chenaux
will play from his recent and celebrated album Skullsplitter
at seven live dates in the UK in late May. At times, he’ll be wandering off the beaten track, taking in the sights of rural Norfolk and making stops at cafes and art spaces, where his warm, woozy guitar will surely feel most at home. Eric is sublime and intimate in performance and has never sounded better – these will be marvellous evenings of live music by one of Constellation’s
most prolific, consummate and understated artists.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘POOR TIME’ BY ERIC CAZDYN
Eric Chenaux “Poor Time” from Constellation Records on Vimeo.
You can also view the video for ‘Le Pouget + Skullsplitter’
, also directed by long-time video collaborator Eric Cazdyn, and sample some of the earnest, soothing experimental balladry that makes Skullsplitter
such a memorable release, where Chenaux’s voice is in fine and poignant form.
ERIC CHENAUX TOUR DATES:
“Skullsplitter finds the Canadian sound-artist’s forlorn falsetto adrift in a sun-warped dome of guitar wah, wobble and dub, visualising a dream of Art Garfunkel and Derek Bailey jamming at New York’s Kitchen art centre in 1974.” – MOJO
“In the field of avant guitar wrangling, Chenaux‘s style is genuinely distinctive…His latest is an(other) effortlessly lovely solo set that recalls John Martyn, Marc Ribot, Arthur Russell and the Hardanger fiddle tradition, as it weaves trippily between improv jazz, electronica, folk-drone and lounge balladry. Chenaux‘s pure, sweet voice soars along Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley lines and he’s no lyrical slouch, although an instrumental interpretation of the Rodgers/hart classic “My Romance” is a highlight. More heartmelter than skullsplitter – but just as ruinous.” – UNCUT
“He manages with the agility of a tap dancer… Chenaux‘s mastery over his effects is remarkable.” – WIRE
“It’s as though his head is floating above a body that flounders under the chaos of the earth in flux, retaining a commitment to song even as the instruments beneath threaten to spill out into shapeless, gaseous improvisation. Wah pedals open up like clamshells and jazz café smoke leaks out, while distorted guitar solos stumble under the weight of red wine in excess – the melody within remains coherent but only just, tilting woozily between chords and almost falling over as it does so, tugged along by Chenaux’s gentle but steadfast vocal belief.” – ATTN
“Gorgeous collection deserving of great respect” – QUIETUS