A banjo usually summons up cheerful sounds. Energetic bluegrass or languid Dixieland. The guitarist Frederik Leroux enters the world of mysticism.
On his brand-new split album, with partner in crime Ruben Machtelinckx, When the shade is stretched (Aspen Edities), he seeks minimalist sparkle, well-devised layers of sound and balanced pedal-work.
‘Especially recommended to banjo fans looking for something different, but there's plenty of minimalist atmosphere for people who didn't even know they liked the banjo.’ **** All about jazz