People say dark jazz is another dimension. That’s what they say. This album called Dale Cooper Quartet And The Dictaphones – Metamanoir is one of those albums with a dark edge of jazz and nu jazz. Fans of jazz music will surely enjoy this album. Examples of some of the best compositions on this album are Une Petit Cellier, and Eux Exquis Acrostole. Each composition on the album is worth listening to. No composition on this album is worth skipping.
The composition Une Petit Cellier, which serves as the opener, uses low-pitched sustained sounds and notes which is known as drone music. The composition Une Petit Cellier serves as the albums dark opener.
A smooth jazzy saxophone is used throughout Eux Exquis Acrostole. This gives the composition a dark jazz edge. Low pitched monotone notes are used throughout the composition as they were on Une Petit Cellier. Krystian Sarrau is the performer playing the saxophone.
The composition Eux Exquis Acrostole explains how American freedom is isn’t worth a dime in other countries. Even when you want to leave the city life behind.
The darkness won’t cover you when you try to run away. Especially when you drive a big smooth car too far. You want to leave the city life behind in the American city you are departing from to live in another country. You keep driving until you find a way out. City neon hums around what you’d think you’ve left behind. Your American freedom isn’t worth a dime. The night’s not dark enough to cover you. It’s not dark enough to cover you.
Ma Insaisissable Abri is an irresistible piece of jazz music with a beautiful pristine woodwinds selection consisting of oboes and clarinets. Not to mention how angelic the vocals are.
Sa Prodigieux Hermitage is a dark jazz composition where the instrumentation is set to a low level. The instrumentation for/of this compositional piece is very dark given that this is a dark jazz album. The woodwinds selection consisting of oboes and clarinets is what gives this compositional piece of dark jazz a dark edge.
Le Implacable Gentilhommière uses a drum selection which follows a mid-tempo pace commonly used in time signatures many jazz songs. The song uses a mixture of brightness and darkness in terms of mood and feeling.
Le Implacable Gentilhommière is about a woman who wakes up sober after a night of drinking and partying. Yet she is thirsty for yesterday. Today’s the end of the party.
Today, she′s sober, but still she’s thirsty for yesterday. What could it ever be like? Could she ever like this? You wonder if could she ever like this. I wonder if could she ever like this. So many questions that need so many answers. What if this delights the unknown? Because the other light is firework. Today’s the end of the party.
Today, she′s sober, but still…
She’s thirsty for yesterday
What could it ever be like
I wonder, could she ever like this
What if this delights the unknown
′Cause the other light is firework
So is that the owner of the party
Today’s the end of the party
Today’s the end of the party
Elle Agréable Rendez-Vous De Chasse is a unique dark jazz section. Elle Agréable Rendez-Vous De Chasse is a mixture of a jazz-rock combination where jazz meets rock. You have a gritty distorted electric guitar playing in the background behind a strings section and piano section.
Mon Tragique Chartreuse picks up where Elle Agréable Rendez-Vous De Chasse left off. Mon Tragique Chartreuse served as the dark reprise to Elle Agréable Rendez-Vous De Chasse musically speaking. This composition is a jazz-rock combination where jazz meets rock. You have a gritty distorted electric guitar playing in the background behind a strings section and piano section. Only Mon Tragique Chartreuse is much darker sounding than Elle Agréable Rendez-Vous De Chasse.
La Terrible Palais is a muffled dark jazz composition with an experimental sound and feeling. This is another unique dark jazz composition.
The composition Il Mélodieux Manoir serves as the rainy closer with lo-fi production and low volume in the instrumentation. The composition is brighter in comparison to the other compositions that are on this album.
I rate this album 5/5*****!!