Allen Ravenstine

Nautilus / Rue Du Poisson Noir

WSM07-8
Release Notes
  • This double-EP set completes Allen Ravenstine’s ‘Tyranny Of Fiction’ series with twenty-one miniature tracks

Composer, electronic music innovator and Pere Ubu’s synthesist Allen Ravenstine returns to Waveshaper Media with the diptych LP (comprised of 1 EP per side) Nautilus / Rue De Poisson Noir. Using a singular blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, each track on Nautilus, weaves its own wayward travelogue amidst stray bits of audio verité and wafting musical fragrances—by turns tropical and foreboding. Rue De Poisson Noir takes cues from its fragmentary companion both in palette and approach, slithering between cinematic intrigue, off-brand jazz, avant-garde mischief, and fried electro without ever batting an eye. Together they form a beguiling collection of hyperrealist miniatures that remains strange, restless, inquisitive and—most of all—evocative throughout.