Delphine Dora & Mocke: Two independent talents, both completely self-sufficient choosing to come together and see what happens, to let the muses mingle and share the results with the rest of us. What we have here, however, is not some quick jam caught on tape but a long distance collaboration carefully put together over three years. The result is something that gives us a broad overview of the two talents spotlighted here, showcasing many different moods, sounds and styles. Created like an exquisite corpse story they sent each other music to work on with no instructions or suggestions, just some inspiring mix tapes of everyone from Duke Ellington to Harry Patch
Dominique Lawalrée (1954) is a Brussels-based composer, pianist and arranger with a catalogue that counts more than 450 recordings. With most of his output underpinned by strong spiritual tendencies, his music is an escape, a relentless search for inner space and serenity. Often described as hailing from the ‘New Simplicity’ movement – think pared down, minimalistic piano arrangements – Lawalree’s compositions, little known outside a circle of initiated, effortlessly straddle classical, minimal and ambient genres – perfect soundtrack music.