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James This whole album is so nice I bought the digital album, then after a couple of listens I bought the CD. Favorite track: Le bout de l'île.
Russell Leach
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Russell Leach Simply, transporting...88 takes you through streams, rivers and mountains...pastures, woods and forests...and skies of infinity. A 'masterpiece' to be embraced in every way. ~ Russell
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Ambiance Glitters "Everything starts on the piano." -- Cédric D. Lavoie
Cinematic beauty... a reason to fall in love with Preserved Sound and never leave. Cédric D. Lavoie's debut for Preserved Sound is elegant and gentle in all the right places. Weaving in plucked bass and concrete percussion along with the center, piano, this masterpiece is essential for cinematic modern classical fans. Favorite track: Le bout de l'île.
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Dominic every song brings me joy
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[Outro] 02:08


cédric dind-lavoie – piano, upright bass, percussion, samples, production

mixed and mastered by louis morneau

cover photo by moïa jobin-paré

2018 © Preserved Sound PS51

"88 was composed on the piano with bowed and plucked upright basses, some discrete percussion and sound effects," says Dind-Lavoie.

“​I also thought about hiring string players to play on some of the tracks, but eventually decided to take on the challenge of playing everything on the upright bass, to achieve a darker and perhaps more unusual string section.”

“Everything started on the piano. I also explored recording techniques emphasising the sound resulting from the mechanics of the piano and my fingers on the keyboard. These sounds are rarely acoustically audible, but add an intimate and intriguing aspect to the recording.”

"It takes a few spins to attune the ear to everything going on, but once that happens you will likely find your appreciation grows with each listen to this outstanding debut" – Stationary Travels

"Truly a cinematic masterpiece at the highest level" – Ambiance Glitters


released November 23, 2018


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