Sarah Davachi and Ariel Kalma - Intemporel
Intemporel is the consequence of a cross-generational coalition in Ariel Kalma and Sarah Davachi. Like a bouquet of spring flowers in perfect compositional harmony, it melds Davachi’s deftness for electroacoustic reverie, embracing the the happenstance magic of ambient space holding both organic and synthesized instrument; with Kalma’s well-honed but endlessly open free-jazz tuned steering of New Age music. At the album’s threshold, “Saxiran,” Kalma’s recognizably sultry / mystical saxophone playing is shrouded in an ethereal mist generation by the Arp Odissey; following, “Hack Sat Zoom” introduces another unmistakable Kalma instrument, the staccato organ punctures activating mysterious energetic forces within. “Adieu La Vie” is a near-12 minute ascension into deep, unforgiving space; “Intemporel” and “Harmonium Odyssey” return us to earth gently with the warm drone of the tampura, the mountainous call of Tibetan bell chimes, and the ancient melodiousness of the harmonium. Finally, “Le Temps Spiral” resembles the pillowy atmosphere of deep sleep, and is this writer’s favorite page of the album. Intemporel arrives off the back Davachi’s Pale Bloom EP on W.25th (Superior Viaduct) and Commend-favorite Let Night Come On Bells End The Day via Recital. Kalma’s previously most-recent recorded effort materialized in 2015 in RVNG’s similarly genius collaborative crossover - We Know Eachother Somehow, with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.