[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

 

 

[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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[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/

 

[Eg0_160] Geosmin with friends : Adrift In the Backland

Geosmin is an ambient/drone duo composed of Jules/Valentin (guitar etc) and Manuel Devier aka 3EHNT (bass), who are also members of the french XtetX Collective. Their half improvised music is mostly harmonious and dreamy. On Adrift in the Backland they are joined by two other members of the XtetX Collective : Doedelzak (synth) and Kecap Tuyul (prepared guitar etc), who regularily play in duo as Onde Poussière.
The 3 tracks of the album were recorded on a rainy afternoon of july 2015 in Kecap Tuyul’s home studio. They definitely have the Geosmin’s typical bittersweet mood and foggy sound, although the presence of the 2 guests add some more contrasted and experimental elements.

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All tracks are completely improvised and were recorded by Kecap Tuyul on july 26, 2015.
Jules/Valentin: guitar, effects, field recording
Manuel Devier : bass, effects
Doedelzak : synth
Kecap Tuyul : prepared guitar, objects, effects (except on track 1)
Mixed by Kecap Tuyul august 2015- march 2016

Artwork
Photography by Manuel Devier
Layout by Geosmin

[Eg0_159] Janne Nummela : Level Crossing

Janne Nummela (b. 1973) is a Finnish experimental artist working in the intersection of the technology and creativity with process art attitude. He has released four albums of experimental multigenre music, five volumes of poetry and installed a number of visual art exhibitions.
Level Crossing is part of a larger composition process started early 2015. It uses multiple ingredients and is polymetric in rhytmical nature. It combines sounds from field recordings, speech, virtual analog synthesizers, MSP/Max programmed sythesizers, sampled instruments with various manipulations.
Most of the separate compositions are made by MSP/Max based composition tool, programmed by the composer himself. This tool is a kind of musical meta-instrument with just a few more parametric layers or dimensions than usual musical instruments. Input of the tool is any kind of extractable or hand/foot controlled data. Output is the MIDI data or controlling data for the synthesizers.
Despite the serialist nature of the composing (material production / improvisation) process, the realtime auditive feedback is important. So far this process is too unstable to be realized on live performances, thus it exists in laboratory environments only. Modern serialist methodology, mainly based on Stockhausens and Messiaens work, is used to introduce controlled but maximal musical diversity using up to date computer and studio technology.

Janne Nummela has studied music technology in Sibelius Academy Helsinki, and he has a Master of Science degree in Acoustics Engineering from Aalto University Helsinki.

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Credits:

All compositions & music: Janne Nummela
Voice on #11 Montague Keen (by permission of Veronica Keen)
Artwork: Janne Nummela
Cover Design: Antti Kirjalainen
Special thanks: Timo Salo, Jorma Vakkuri, Nadezhda Nilova, Veronica Keen.