Pianist and composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch has made a few curious releases over the last couple of years. Although it may likely pass film soundtrack collectors and piano enthusiasts by, Emilie released a short EP for the British film ‘Only You’ today.
Clocking in at nine minutes, which sometimes is Emilie’s length for a single track, this is a brief but beautifully quartet of tracks. ‘Separation’ opens up with a melancholic but melodic piano piece. Its delicate dance creates a sense of intimacy, particularly in the higher octaves. ‘Where We Are’ is the first of two solo cello tracks. It’s soulsearching start/stop shiver feels like hurried maze turns whilst a second higher cello overlay pulls the breaks on. ‘Sorry I Missed Your Call’ iterates on this feeling as the secondary overtone of cello becomes more prominent. ‘End Scene’ then combines the elements of the previous three tracks into a cello and piano combined finale. Still as understated as the rest, the culmination of EP feels like a warm Japanese slice of life hug.
It is difficult to rate ‘Only You’ because of its brevity. Its beauty and delicate nature are undeniable though and fans of classical and gentle film soundtracks should investigate this gem.
Recommended track: Separation
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