London's Confront label is known within avant-garde circles for its documentation of the most experimental fringe of free improvisation. That is why Shh...Camille, Nos Phillipé's first proper recording (after one limited-edition CD-R), comes as a surprise. This electro-acoustic duo (Jonathan Webb on turntable and electronics, Robert Hopps on prepared guitar and electronics) plays music that is much closer, in sound and spirit, to post-industrial droners like Troum than radical free improvisers like Mark Wastell or Rhodri Davies. Shh...Camille consists in a single 23-minute piece. The trip is short but captivating, as Webb and Hopps let infrabass frequencies rumble about, guitar tones soar, and treated field recordings insinuate themselves deep inside your skull. This album is too short to allow us to separate Nos Phillipé from the masses of droners out there, but Shh...Camille definitely shows promise. Don't let it slip under your radar. The album has been released in Confront's Collectors Series.
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AllMusic Review by François Couture