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IAN COSTELLO Simplicity, resonance and a melody. But also very, very different. Love it! Favorite track: Heartwood (Section 1).
Benny Lichtner
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Benny Lichtner Those timbre changes are so lovely! Favorite track: Heartwood (Full Version).
rainer eric
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rainer eric Creative and adventurous :-) Favorite track: Heartwood (Section 3).
Łabandzi Śpiew
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Łabandzi Śpiew "Because on one hand there's some very dirty and noisy ambient, on the other, the dominant are glockenspiel sounds and keys sounding somewhat oriental. Its' not your typical neoclassical album but it goes to this genre as well" ENGLISH: Favorite track: Heartwood (Section 3).
Michael Butterly
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Michael Butterly Perfect music to listen to while walking through this brave new world we find ourselves in. Literally, listened to this while I went for a walk. Overcast, the smell of forest and light rain, the sounds of cars passing by every now and again. Admittedly the music made me feel transported. It felt nice to be somewhere else. Favorite track: Heartwood (Full Version).
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Combining spellbinding musical rituals, introspective lamentations, and otherworldly ambience, Passepartout Duo’s first full length album Vis-à-Vis is inspired by a spirited year of travels and encounters.

Making use of a portable set of instruments designed and built by the duo out of scrap wood and metal found on the streets of Geneva (in addition to keyboards, synths, and percussion), the group premiered the music during a month-long train journey from Switzerland to China.

The album contains two pieces that spring from material of the same origin, evolving, reshuffling and realigning through the extensive use of hocket techniques and metric modulations. Mirroring one another, the two included tracks fill each side of the LP without pause, conveying a patchwork of prismatic timbres underpinned by a tightly woven rhythmic fabric.

The album is produced by AnyOne, the Chinese art company and record label founded by Yannis Zhang and Yumo Wu. Created from multiple superimposed layers of cut and printed paper, the artwork of the album illustrates the concept of its musical counterpart. Each of the album’s layers can be playfully recombined to highlight new variations in both color and shape, continually revealing a different perspective of the object as it moves from one face to the next.

Vis-à-Vis was written and recorded in Geneva, Shanghai, and Beijing at the Embassy of Foreign Artists, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, and Semi-Underground Space.


released April 10, 2020

Music by Passepartout Duo
Nicoletta Favari & Christopher Salvito

Album produced by AnyOne
Yumo Wu & Yannis Zhang


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