We first heard this wonderful obscurity on the excellent Okonkole y Trompa music blog curated by record collectors Satoshi Yamamura and PAM. Comme Au Moulin is the self-released debut and only album by Nyssa Musique, a French avant-garde jazz group whose members had just recently graduated from some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Minimalism, spiritual jazz, world, and folk come together here in one cohesive statement that certainly reminds us of fourth world music, but calling it that almost feels reductive as there are clear references to specific African, Indian, and Indonesian traditions. The whole album is great from start to finish – highly recommended for fans of Midori Takada, Terry Riley, and Jon Hassell.
– Phil Cho
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Avant-Garde / Fourth World / Obscure / Percussion / Private Press