Godspeed Phuong

by Pierre Roussin

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Godspeed Phuong (BSRPY201401) is a bold set of ambient pieces that ranges from moody atmospherics, not far from post-rock at times to a space set between ambient and proto-orchestral.
    The songs reflect more the urban angst or a satellite in perdition then the countryside settings in which the songs were composed. Phoenix spent 4 months in his studio, located in the eastern townships of Quebec (Canada), crafting the sonic basis of what would become Godspeed Phuong.

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Igloomag August 2014 says:
"Densely environmental, beautifully sculpted and carefully designed the sound textures are punctuated by ambiguous micro-changes which gives to the ensemble a particular connotation. The sonic patterns, electronic inflected continuums and empirical approach based on instrumental sections remind me of Eno’s alluring experiments in his ambient series (especially On Land because of its naturalistic-ritual energy and Kite Stories), Harold Budd’s peacefully moving soundscapes and David Sylvian & Holger Czukay’s adventurous dreamscapes. "

The Sirens Sound September 2014 says:
"Progressively over the expansion of “Godspeed Phuong”, sheets of classical-ambient orchestration, frame and superimpose one another. Thus coalesce every movement while building a delicate concurrence in sound that also resonate each other in total fluidity creating a hypnotic quilt that emanate an unearthly calmness, and whilst generating a hauntingly beautiful aura that really needs to be heard to fully comprehend its power, its warmth and its bittersweet melancholy. The track’s volume as well as the lightness of the sound is absolutely dense and the structure of “Godspeed Phuong” genuinely takes on an immensely divine and spiritual path."

Norman Records November 2014 says:
"There’s a sense of place to and movement to York’s music, and ‘Godspeed Phuong’ is a far cry from still life ambient -- unlike a lot of contemporary works, it doesn’t merely rise and fall like breathing in your sleep. Instead, York uses his sustained keys to set a foggy, somewhat industrialised scene that recalls Tim Hecker’s early clash of sounds on ‘Mirages’ -- the sounds constantly interact in ugly and routine ways that we never dare to think about. He then adds guitars that graft and grimace at the prospect of conflict. Above all else, it’s an uncanny sound that York makes -- it occurs between inaction and action, at the point of waiting for a terrifying outcome, but never actually encountering it."


released November 17, 2014



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Pierre Roussin Montreal, Québec

Phoenix York is a graduate of the 'Conservatoire de Musique du Québec'. His foray into ambient music started while on a sabbatical in South east Asia. He previously worked as an arranger for various classical and electroacoustic independent projects. He is currently preparing a follow-up album as well as a live performance set, both due out in late 2016. ... more

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