Entre Ciel Et Terre
Minor7th review - 2008 Olivier Giry, 'Entre Ciel it Terre,' 2008 Ca, c'est une disque tres simple mais au meme temps, tres profonde. Er, that is, this is at the same time a simple yet profound disc. Frenchman Olivier Giry creates some wonderful, gentle melodies, yet within the seeming simplicity -- as most guitarists know -- are some solid guitar chops doing things many of us only dream about. Giry taps, picks, slaps, strums, and never forgets the music along the way. Many of the songs remind me of some of Phil Keaggy's melodies on his better acoustic work. In fact, there is even a cut called 'Song for Phil' with allusions to Keaggy's playing (I don't know if he's the Phil, but it's his kind of gentle melody with overlayed tracks). Giry also uses reverb to give the music a lush sound. The title cut, 'Entre ciel et terre' opens the CD with a basic melody line which then descends through related themes only to return full circle to where it began. 'Spring's Comin' is a light, hopeful tune, using harmonics to accent it's brightness. 'Horizon' brings a nice groove along with percussion and mellow electric guitar work. 'T42' is a cute numeric play on words that nonetheless offers up a tasty brew. 'Promesse' brings the disc to a close with measured, ringing tones over eight minutes, an extended musical meditation that looks into the future with hope. For American listeners of acoustic guitar music, Giry brings a nice European addition with graceful playing of good songs. It's a fine CD. © Kirk Albrecht I was born in 1973 in a little town in the middle east of France.( Between Geneva and Lyon ) I began to play guitar at the age of 20...better late than never;) It's the Phil keaggy's album 'The wind and the wheat' who 'show me the way'... I played with many artists as a side man before I decide to create my own music, so i create my first band, a trio called 'Dr Octopulse', and my first album 'Edition Spaciale', a kind of progressive/jazz/rock/new age album, my own compositions and i hope my own style:) You can at this purpose listen to some tracks of my first album on my MySpace page ('Soleil rouge' and 'Echoes'). I realised my Second album this year 2008, an acoustic album called 'Entre ciel et terre', so just listen to it now and i hope you'll enjoy this new one, and buy it:):):) Bye 'Self made guitarist, Olivier Giry alias 'Doctor Octopulse' was involved in many different musical projects as lead or rythm guitarist, with many artists and in different styles ( folk, rock, funk, blues, country) before deciding to walk by his own way, and make his own music. Playing both acoustic and electric guitar, he is a 'versatile guitarist, creating a very personnal fusion of all his musical influences.' He came out with his second album 'Entre ciel et terre' mostly acoustic, a very singular style, haunting, original and different...' OGM prod 2008.