Guilaume Vierset Harvest Group
Guillaume Vierset (guitars) | Mathieu Robert (soprano saxophone) | Marine Horbaczewski (cello) | Yannick Peeters (double bass) | Yves Peeters (drums)
Their third album ‘Lightmares’ (2022, Igloo Records) lulls us with its jazz impregnated with a layer of folk and touches of rock music, but above all with good dose of dreaminess. Almost functioning as visual compositions, both previous albums are very representative of this unique sound. In that same setting, Harvest’s newest album moves us once again, with the backdrop of this vague zone which separates day and night, light and shadow, dream and reality...
The repertoire of ‘Lightmares’ is presented in two parts: the first half illustrates the day, the other the night. Or is it the other way around? The music lets us plunge into a world between dog and wolf, where we sometimes perceive frightening shadows, ultimately annihilated by the yellow flashlights and reassuring headlights of the melodies: Lightmares. The album also wants to make us feel the flight of time, which flows through our fingers while we try to hold it back and drink from it, day and night.
Thanks to the unique colour of Guillaume Vierset’s compositions, the band's original line-up and a recognisable sound, Harvest Group has managed to establish itself as one of the most original jazz projects in the country. For ’Lightmares’, the cello and soprano saxophone brilliantly take on their delicate role as dynamic and expressive sound textures, while Harvest’s rhythm section has never been so organic and leader, composer and guitarist Guillaume Vierset keeps on surprising with his increasingly clear-cut and free phrasing. The journey is short, striking and astonishingly inspired.