[Eg0_166] Half Evidence : Graines de Silence

Some seeds need a lot of time to germinate. Half Evidence (Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul) new album Graines de silence is composed of 2 tracks selected from a batch of improvisation sessions recorded in january and april 2013.

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[Eg0_165] Sysma : Revenances

Sysma was founded around the end of 2015 by 3 improvisers of the XtetX Collective (Torbill, Kecap Tuyul, X_pharmaka) and sice then has regularily included other members of the XtetX (Siu, Charles premier). In this project they create ritualistic atmospheres with a marked focus on voices, but without stylistic limits nor planned structures. Their first album Revenances is an adventurous  sonic odissey haunted by screaming guitars, possessed voices, swirling electronic noises, massive drones. Sometimes hypnotically repetitive, sometimes chaotic and disorienting, this is a quite intense and challenging work that deserves several listenings to be fully appreciated.

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Credits
Torbill : guitar, e-bow
Kecap Tuyul : voice, prepared guitar, e-bow, effects
X_pharmaka : voice, synth, soundbox
Improvisations recorded in january and february 2016.

 

 

[Eg0_164] Julien A. Lacroix – Cephalophoria

Julien A. Lacroix (born 1984) is a recording artist who focuses on acoustic experimentations and processing. Cephalophoria is a mix between recorded materials and improvisation with virtual instruments. Like Julien’s previous works, this album shows a great attention in details of production and composition. The result is smooth experimental in the same time. It can be enjoyed as background music but deserves a close listening to discover its subtle and strange beauty.

Miles Vaughn aka Strange Meat (US) acted on eponym song which open various musical possiblities.

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[Eg0_163] psph.S : {enter / reenter / out}

psph.S is the duo of Missing O and Kecap Tuyul , 2 founding members of the XtetX Collective. They regularily play together since the end of 2014, mostly in the trio psoph.OS and the XtetX Ensemble. In december 2015 they decided to create a new project in which they wont use their usual tools (computer for Missing O, prepared guitar for Kecap Tuyul). Instead, they both have chosen to play with some junk material : everyday objects, cheap microphones, effects, and usually unwanted sounds : buzz, hum, crackles, feedback.
They like raw sounds (mouth noises, metal banging) but also often use their effects with extrem settings – to discover what can happen (bursts of screeching feedback, digital crackles, and even silence…) and to test their improvising abilities in front of chaos and randomness.

Their first album {enter / reenter / out} was improvised and recorded in march 2016. It will take you in weird disused places where machines seem to live their own lives…

 

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Credits

Missing O :  buzz, feedback, samples, voice, effects
Kecap Tuyul :  feedback, objects, voice, effects, mix, artwork

 

Review by C. Reider

Having all the ingredients of your standard harsh noise performance, (feedback, fast-tweaking of effect pedals, twitchy abuse of contact mics…) but adding up to something a bit more reflective than reflexive.

http://www.vuzhmusic.com/blog/2016/12/28/notable-netlabel-releases-of-2016-part-three/

 

[Eg0_162] Ujjaya : The Landing Zone

Ujjaya is a french ethno-ambient musician with malagasy roots. His music is mainly a reflection of his yoga practice and of his travel through Asia for spiritual purposes .
Before becoming public as Ujjaya in 2011 , Hery Randraimbololona stayed in seclusion for 15 years coming out for pilgrimage and once in a year for a live radio show. The Landing Zone is a testimony of this era.

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Review by Stuart Bruce @ Chaindlk.com
http://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=9605

“The Landing Zone” is an extremely mellow mix of super-soft distant drumming, long organic drones, and jungle atmospheres, all layered up with a subtle and sympathetic digital production. Other elements make fleeting cameos, such as noodling guitars on “La Ballade De Taccoli Otenan” or sampled radio reportage on “Jungle Fever”. It’s a very familiar set of ingredients, certainly not breaking new territory, but it’s handled confidently, and the result is mostly warm and sincere.

If the limited PR info is to be believed, and sometimes it isn’t, musician Hery Randraimbololona, the man behind Ujjaya, stayed in seclusion for 15 years until 2011, only coming out of seclusion once a year for a radio show (!). Despite this apparent seclusion Randraimbololona seems to be very in tune with ambient production, and the Westernisation of ethnic tones and instruments into a global soundscape that is at best brilliant multi-culturalism, as worst plagiarism of authenticity. There’s a slight timelessness to this, a sense that this album could’ve been made at any point since the fusion of worldbeat and electronica started getting popular in the early 90’s.

On pieces like “La Ballade De Taccoli Otenan”, there’s an authenticity to the gentle percussion- this is not some Deep Forest-esque sample library cheating- yet despite seemingly not being a sampled loop, there’s a rather stark simplicity to the rhythms being played- no variations, no evolutions, not even any fills, just a determined steadiness. Despite being billed as a “live” album, this gives it more of a studio flavour.

Each track has a distinct-enough lead, I may embarrass myself here but “Tout Est Conscience” employs a more harpsichord-like sound for melodies, while on “Tiruvinamali” it sounds more like a sitar. The track “Eyembilan” is an anomaly, with a thoroughly rock guitar pattern wandering in and threatening to take things into much more prog rock territory; this is the most skippable track.

Final track “Hanuman” is firmly in Future Sound Of London territory.

“The Landing Zone” is, at time of writing, being given away free online, on a site that is seemingly legitimate even though it looks slightly like a dodgy torrent site. So as such there’s no reason not to check out this reasonably familiar-sounding ethno-ambient blend for yourself. I’m perhaps heaping it with too much praise if I describe it as a sort of Asian version of The KLF’s “Chill Out” but in principle that’s not a disservice.

[Eg0_161] The perfect failure (?) vol 4 : (Re)(WC)erbourddhoneXL

(Re)(WC)erbourddhoneXL is the fourth volume of the perfect failure (?) / l’échec parfait (?)

featuring l’anorkhestra, Ayato, Charles premier, Doc Demagol, Doedelzak, Extrasystole, Ghosts Don’t Existmelophobia, Princesse Pute, Kecap Tuyul – and some anonymous contributions

With special thanks to Siu.

We fear this stuff is not bad enough. We have to make something worse, so your contributions are still welcome for next volumes. Don’t be shy and send us your most disastrous sounds.

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Concerts mars-avril 2016

Le samedi 26 mars 2016  : Sysma
A Ourcq Blanc (29 rue de l’Ourcq, 75019 Paris)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1693731167569059/

Sur invitation du collectif META dans le cadre de l’exposition F(((O)))RET (du 24 mars au 3 avril)
Avec entre autres les 2 membres d’Half Evidence : Charles premier et Kecap Tuyul,  en compagnie de Torbill et X_pharmaka (et peut-être d’une invitée supplémentaire)
Nous publierons leur 1er album en juin 2016, en voilà un extrait:


 

Le dimanche 3 avril 2016 : psph.S

(Gentil’Jardin, emplacement n° 20 (cf. plan) , 52 Avenue Raspail, 94250 GENTILLY)
Sur invitation du plasticien et musicien Jean-Yves Colliaux, dans le cadre de Zig-Zag (Portes ouvertes des ateliers d’artistes de Gentilly)
psph.S (Missing O et Kecap Tuyul) est un duo d’improvisation bruitiste dont nous publierons le 1er album le 1er mai 2016


 

Le dimanche 10 avril 2016: Doedelzak et psph.S

Un concert organisé par le collectif XtetX et accueilli par l’association Détail
Au sous-sol du Milord
78 Boulevard de Belleville
75020 Paris
Metro Couronnes
Prix : participation libre
programme complet (avec également ZoéZoé et Extrasystole)
XtetX#12 : ZoéZoé / Extrasystole / psph.S / Doedelzak
https://www.facebook.com/events/916065511843159/