Nov. 2022

The Thought of Another

Sylvain Monchocé solo

Album cover: the thought of another

No overdub, no electronics, only saxophone


The Thought of Another is a delicate and intimate recording. It focuses on creating multiple layers of sounds that intertwine and interact with each other. The breathing sounds play a crucial role in its constitution. Through inhaling and exhaling the musician creates complex textures and molecular grains that dialog with sensitive and imaginative silences. The carefulness brought to every detail gives the impression to be floating in outer space and creates a music that is timeless and that slowly develops until it has unraveled its secrets entirely.

All tracks are improvised and recorded in one take.

Recorded in Allemond and at the Musikerwohnhaus in Basel.

Sylvain Monchocé - alto saxophone