|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Altiplanos

Rate It! Avg: 4.0 (63 ratings)

We’re sorry. This album is temporarily available to members only.

Retail
Member

Altiplanos album cover
01
Sentimentales Pyromaniaques
2:43
$0.49
02
La Dame de Clevedon
5:13
$0.49
03
Sur un Fil
1:54
$0.49
04
Altiplanos
5:10
$0.49
05
Demain, des l'Aube
5:54
$0.49
06
Scarabee
5:36
$0.49
07
If Only You Knew
3:46
$0.49
08
Hymn 11
4:33
$0.49
09
Nefertari
3:59
$0.49
10
Sylva
2:30
$0.49
11
La Nuit des Meteores
4:58
$0.49
12
Falafel a Montsegur
7:32
$0.49
13
Tacita
3:36
$0.49
14
Chant de Nuit
2:27
$0.49
Album Information
EDITOR'S PICK

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 59:51

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 2 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Listen In

StringMan

It *is* a strong recording, it is holding up through repeated listening. His ability to keep a strong and compelling melody flowing through all the technical firepower keeps bringing me back. His singing on "La Nuit des Meteores" is an unexpected bonus as well.

user avatar

An Acoustic Original

Angelojohn

Pierre Bensusan is not easy to categorize, but I find him one of the most inventive acoustic guitarist (and sometime singer) I've encountered. He music is quite passionate and original - I can't think of anyone he sounds like. Think Andeaus Vollenweider stripped of New Ageism (although I like Andreaus!). He is probably better classified as folk or world, more than New Age. This is one of his stronger recordings and well worth a listen.

They Say All Music Guide

Those previously unfamiliar with the French acoustic fingerstyle guitar virtuoso will hear this crisp, multi-faceted collection as a well-played, slightly hypnotic and highly irresistible celebration of the steel string acoustic instrument. But those who delve deeper into the experience will be rewarded with melodic and percussive nuances (and colorful production touches) that tell a deeper story cut by cut. Recorded entirely at his home studio in the Champagne region of France, these 14 tracks beautifully showcase Pierre Bensusan’s highly original and orchestral six-string style — which is marked by deft left-handed hammer-ons and percussive fret tapping. For those who are not guitar students, it’s perhaps best to envision Bensusan’s musical journey here as a travelogue, taking the listener to a happy place in South Africa (the provocatively titled, rhythmically seductive “Sentimentales Pyromaniques”), then Ireland (the Celtic-flavored “La Dame de Clevedon,” written for a documentary about an Irish explorer), and later back home for “Demain Des L’Aube,” a gentle melody set to a Victor Hugo poem. Bensusan also shows off his taste for compositional adventure with multiple guitar and vocal overdubs on the hypnotic, chant-filled “Sur un Fil” — composed for a planetarium project in Poiters, France. Also included from that project is the dreamy orchestral piece “Tacita,” which showcases his command of ringing false harmonics. – Jonathan Widran

more »