This expansive Dutch project of Frans Freiderich (Dull Schicksal, Tresspassers W., Estos No Son Pagagos) takes as it's remit the composing of three suites dedicated to three historical Charles', in this case, Charles Lindbergh, Charlie Chaplin (his being more of an interlude) and Charles Ives, all supported by a roster of fellow travelers that includes Tresspassers W.'s Cor Gout and Dutch improv stalwart Bert Palinckx. The scope and thrust of this project and it's uneasy collisions of suspended ambience, vocal interjection and faded interventions of historical artifact often result in something that feels closer to an elaborate radio play than a stand-alone CD release. Some sections here admittedly lose a bit in the translation for us non-Dutch speakers, but there's still plenty for the weirdly inclined to sink their teeth into here.
Get pt. 1 Here
Get pt. 2 Here