Snowdrops is the French-based duo of Mathieu Gabry and Christine Ott (Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks, Foudre !…).The duo draw from a unique combination of contemporary classical, jazz, electronic music and film score, and spent the first few years of their partnership composing essentially to picture. We introduced them with Manta Ray (Gizeh Records), the soundtrack they composed for Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s film of the same name, and the first full-length Volutes (Injazero Records).
Now they return with the final release of 2021. Inner Fires is out now via Forwind and features four tracks of Ondes Martenot, piano, synths and tubular bells with Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa) featuring on electric guitar on the closing track. They explain:
« Inner Fires is an anticipation disc in four chapters, a sort of cinematographic dramaturgy presenting four instrumental pieces that tell us about collective loneliness and underground collectives, sleepy thoughts and sudden awakenings. The resignation of each, the courage of some. It speaks of introspections and expressions. Of the slow disappearance of our beings from our world, and of the intense fight to bring them back to life. On the edge of the precipice. Like a cry of alarm. So as not to become a society of specters. »
Check the full streaming below.