Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – Paix (1972/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – Paix (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:34 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | © Mercury / Universal Music

Her fourth album, Paix, is one of Catherine Ribeiro’s more intense recordings. The band is less folkish on this outing and veering more into space rock, with a sound that is even more cosmic, especially on the 15-minute title track as well as the 24-minute “‘Un Jour la Mort” that fills side two. Both tracks contain long instrumental passages with multi-layered keyboard and guitar soundscapes over pulsing percussion, as well as some of Ribeiro’s more gutsy and emotional singing (especially on “Paix,” where at some places she is practically screaming). “Jusqu’a Ce Que la Force” is a short moody piece, while “Roc Alpin,” on the other hand, is joyful, with an upbeat rhythm and playful melody that Ribeiro vocalizes wordlessly. Her second album, simply titled N. 2, is just as good but almost impossible to track down, so Paix is probably the best place to start. ~~AllMusic Review by Rolf Semprebon

1 Roc alpin 03:05
2 Jusqu’a ce que la force de t’aimer me manque 03:00
3 Paix 15:49
4 Un jour.. la mort 24:41

Catherine Ribeiro, vocals
Patrice Moullet, cosmophone, acoustic guitar
Jean-Sebastien Lemoine, percuphone, bass
Patrice Lemoine, organ
Michel Santangelli, drums