Artist: Temps Perdu?
Album: Earth Story

Label: Amplexus

Earth Story
On Earth Story, Temps Perdu? continues their sonic exploration into our planet's relationship with time. From the subterranean molten churning of the disc's opening sections, to the warm equilibrium established within the album's body and on to a somber resignation at album's end, Temps Perdu? uses the vocabulary of a seemingly borderless genre to intelligently portray the ineffable concept of time measured in epochs and a planet's apparent evolution. As epic as these proportions seem, the CD's pace is never too far ahead of our grasp.

Temps Perdu? uses transcultural persussion loops, dynamic synth arrangements and forth world atmospherics to get their point across. Earth Story also offers a formidable range of emotion; a beginning's frightening power, steady expansion to solidity and the grave uncertainty ahead. The album is active not only in amplitude but in mood as well and the shifts between energies and emotional content are wonderfully proficient and sensible. The duo are skilled at crafting their ideas into music and have produced these elements into a striking sonic timeline. This album is the attempt by Temps Perdu? at expressing the manner in which they feel the world, the Earth Story.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   12 April 2001