Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock – Fleur de Feu – A Fire Ceremony
Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock presents her contemplative, ritualistic new album ‘Fleur de Feu: A Fire Ceremony’ out via avant-garde subsidiary Caliban Records, recently launched by punk pioneer Penny Rimbaud of Crass.
‘Fleur de Feu’ is an intense, spiritual journey of epic proportions that spans a wide breadth of psychoscopic sounds. An array of traditional instrumentation meets cinematic electronics that convey meditative explorations of the divine, while remaining grounded in its core message – one of isolation and despair. In its presentation of expansive soundscapes cut with soaring, celestial vocals, it’s an album of not just personal introspection, but universal.
Dominique tells us that the album “offers a music performance and a fire ceremony in remembrance of the loved ones we lost in the course of the confinements of 2020 and 2021, whose funerals we were not allowed to attend due to safety measures. Indeed, without these essential gatherings and ceremonies, it can be difficult to begin the mourning process and one can be left with a feeling of emptiness, anger and sadness”.
The music of ‘Fleur de Feu’ is a soothing, esoteric mix of guitar loops and primal rhythms layered with soft and spoken vocals, accompanied by the spacious guitars of Teuk Henri and haunting violin melodies by Cécile Gonay. The percussion created by multi-instrumentalist Déhà brings the audience into a dream-like state which enables them to leave linear time in favour of “the sacred, non-linear time”.
- Hors du Temps
- See The Sun
- A Mantra
- Les Larmes
- L’Eternel retour
- Tout est vivant