The Electric Suite is a post-rock duo playing a rough, loud, tense and minimal sound. A bass and a singer performing electric tracks colored with a subtle and sophisticated darkness.
"Carla has a big voice and it's very emotional. I cannot always make up the words but i can always feel what Carla is singing which I think is extraordinary. It's very cool because I can hear it rising out of herself as it comes. There's several parts where she's building up and you can hear it litterally. It's a duet where the bass player is playing with distorsion and a really jagged, cutting kind of almost like glass sound. It's very fitting with Carla's voice. Ii's not easy listening, it's compelling. She is the kind of artist that the world has but we don't get to hear it through the mainstream media because she's too real."
-Dereck Higgins (DVH Recordings)
"Just bass and voice here, but very daring and beautiful. Love it!"
-Dave Newhouse (The Muffins)
"Put expectations aside and open your ears as I did. In the end we get six songs, hard-hitting mostly, with the electric bass played with zeal and a guitar-like fullness, quite nicely really. The singer counterpart is a woman who sounds like herself, poetic, declamatory, dedicated to a certain intensity that matches the bass playing. After you listen a couple of times it makes very much sense as a unique and creative duo effort with the intensity of avant rock but yes, post-rock, in that it does not follow any formulas that a typical rock outing might. We get some pretty intense bass plying and a sung poetry that places it all in the contemporary underground, and all the better for us, as it does so in ways that will reward those who open up to it. And in the end this is music that is the opposite of anonymous, in that it is very personal and original. It is, after all, the music of "The Electric Suite." And they are definitely onto something."
-Grego Applegate Edwards (The Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog)
"Carla Diratz au chant est l’auteur des textes en anglais; avec Corentin Coupé à la basse électrique (rickenbacker), ils forment un duo aux accents de rock minimaliste et tendu (dans la lignée des PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth…) – c’est par une méthode de travail non-élaborée mais plutôt intuitivement sonore que Carla et Corentin composent un répertoire original d’une vingtaine de morceaux – leur perspective prioritaire est de produire un son brut, presque cru, toujours exigeant et d’une noirceur subtile…"
released September 5, 2011
Mix by Edgar Moroni
Front cover photo by Michel Douliez
Carla Diratz a participé à de nombreuses perfomances avec des artistes de tous horizons. Allant de l’improvisation aux
musiques électroniques, du jazz le plus contemporain au rock le plus pur – elle travaille aussi à New-York avec d’autres improvisateurs musiciens....more