Au Cœur de mes Silences is the first album of previously unreleased songs by composer and mandolist Pascal Albin.

The musical repertoire is inspired by Brazilian and French traditional music in which we can find the vitality of the java waltz as well as the swing of the bossa nova.

The strings linking all these influences are those of the mandolin and of its cousin, the tenor guitar.

The instrument is at the heart of this intermingling… and it invites itself to be rediscovered in rhythms and melodies where it is not necessarily expected.

At Pascal Albin’s side are great representatives of Brazilian music such as Arthur Maia on bass, Kiko Continentino and Claudio Andrade on keyboards, Marcello Ferreira on guitar, Rodrigo Marchevsky on accordion, Jean Dumas and Felipe Tauil on percussion, Mauro Beleu on drums.

The literary pens of his French-speaking authors, Emmanuelle Boudier and Guy Carpiaux, take turns in a variety of inspired texts.

Carefully chosen by the artist, they conceal and highlight this poetry lived on a daily basis here and there…

There is just enough restraint in the expression to let the listener’s mind wander through personal experiences, whether lived or dreamt of.

The elegant and refined CD cover is the work of Brazilian designer Albenzio Almeida.
The ‘fabrics’ illustrations are by the famous carioca artist Gilson Martins.

 As for the photos, they are by Fred Borba.

Toutes les compositions sont de Pascal Albin.
Paroles: Emmanuelle Boudier 4, 5, 7, 12 & Guy Carpiaux 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13
Arrangements: Pascal Albin & Marcello Ferreira
Chant: Pascal Albin
Choeurs: Pascal Albin 2, 1 & Marcello Ferreira 4, 11
Mandoles, mandoloncelle, guitares ténors et banjo: Pascal Albin
Basse et contrebasse: Arthur Maia
Batterie: Mauro Beleu
Guitare: Marcello Ferreira 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13
Accordéon: Rodrigo Marchevsky 1, 2, 5, 10
Claviers: Claudio Andrade 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & Kiko Continentino 2, 3, 11, 13
Percussions: Jean Dumas 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, Felipe Tauil 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13 & Claire Luzi 9
Mixage: Dominique Chalhoub
Enregistré au studio « Arthur Maia » à Niterói
Mixé au studio « Casa do Mato » Rio de Janeiro
Conception graphique: Albenzio Almeida
Illustration tissu: Gilson Martins
Crédit photos: Fred Borba
Les mandoles et mandoloncelle sont des créations originales du luthier marseillais André Sakellarides.
La guitare ténor manouche est une création du luthier brésilien Daniel Vilarim.

Melonious Quartet:

Au Sud de la Mandoline – 1998

En forme de Poire – 2004

La Miugrana – 2008


La Bela Naissença
Patrick Vaillant, 1999

Kepa Jukera, 2006

Noce de Zinc
Jean-Louis Chinaski, 2008