Circulo De La Noche
Format: COMPACT DISC
Tito, ; Fays, Raphael; Gimenez, Alejandro; ’Orchestre du Conservatoire, Blois; Mouton, C.; Zeller, Laurent; Palomo, Jose; Evrot, C.; Pradal, P.; Conchi,
Initially released in 2015, the triple album Circulo de la noche was a fundamental corpus: it took four years for Raphaël Faÿs to study the depths of this music’s soul before he could define the basic currents that flow through the artistic expressions in this recording. Here he would recount all the diversity that lies in this material, and brilliantly add his own artistic touches, which you hear notably in the special way he attacks the strings using a pick, but also in the instrumentation, with a choice that varies in geometry and links solo passages with others that are orchestral. In paying tribute to his friend Paco de Lucia, he became part of the same approach that adds value to a national heritage. Raphaël Faÿs has also explored gypsy swing and classical music, and belongs to the great contemporary guitarists; here he provides the most wonderfully absorbing display of his vocation, which is to convey emotions.