On his fourth release, Marc Farre unleashes a chain of passionate, cinematic pop/rock songs infused with raw energy and a troubadour's mystical vision. His voice is deep, intimate, intense-think Leonard Cohen meets Joseph Arthur, with the edge of a Patti Smith or John Cale, and the hallucinatory pull of a David Lynch movie. Marc Farre's French background imbues his music with a European, art-house feel-a seductive ambience perfectly paired with his driving rhythms, poetic lyrics, and magnetic melodies. While his past association with 20th-century giants Merce Cunningham and John Cage continues to spark Farre's creative vision toward the new, it is his visceral, open-hearted singing that really carries you out onto a tightrope-and leaves you there. Mysterious as a dream, urgent as a house on fire, SECRET SYMPHONY has the power to get under your skin. Listen to it, and see.