Jazz and Beyond - "Personal impressions from a grand tradition"
"Pianist Elodie Sablier has pulled off a stunning debut recording of original solo piano pieces that resonate with the hallmark echoes of the French classical tradition. Neither too overtly dramatic nor too languid, Elodie treads the middle ground of an engaging, pensive tastefulness that spins a gentle, hypnotic web of sure footed musical discipline. Throughout, juggling left and right hand patterns are held in balance by an exquisite sense of timing that reveal an understanding of the mechanics of motion and dialogue (and a breezy hint of jazz syncopation), but it's Elodie's sense of the spirit that pervades. Her choice of titles to each piece adds to the intrigue and supplies the finishing poetic touches. It's difficult to select favorite tracks, each on its own is a tease, the sum is greater than its parts."
The Shortlist - CD Review - Silent Bridge ★★★★
"Although the art of the meltingly beautiful melody will never die, its pre-eminence in music has certainly waned in the last 100 years. Perhaps pianist Elodie Sablier was born into the wrong century."
Sydney Morning Herald - "Elodie Sablier: an intimate exploration of light and shade"
"In Australia Sablier has found a new music – individual, intimate and exquisite [...] Elodie's Music owes much to, among others, Michael Nyman's score for The Piano – not just in the use of a repeated chord sequence overlaid with wistful noodling in the upper registers but also for its sense of innocence and wonder.
Elodie, however, takes the formula much further, using all the variables of the instrument, exploring the piano with a sonic curiosity that finds a range of different timbres, from knocking on wood to playing the inside of the piano like a dulcimer. She also has 10 very clever fingers at her disposal, which can not only fling notes out with an impressive facility but capture a real kaleidoscope of light and shade from the keyboard."
"[...] Elodie's Music exists in a sort of interstitial space between two different worlds, which creates a sense of familiarity offset by an 'otherness' you can't quite put your finger on."
"[...] I knew Elodie was French, or at least very versed in French Music, when she improvised very succesfully on Debussy and Satie. So you won't be surprised to find Debussy and Satie lingering beggaring behind Elodie's compositions. It is subtle, and it is more their spirit than their music you can feel."