[Eg0_189] Minus Pilots : South Late Winter Dream​ / ​My Stars, My Perfect Silence

Minus Pilots is percussionist Matt Pittori and bassist Adam Barringer. Together they weave sparse textures, crumbling atmospheres and fractured drones with currents of gentle crackle. Between post-rock and ambient, their music incline towards a form of refined abstraction, but always keeps a strong emotional side. And once again, on their new EP South Late Winter Dream​​/​​My Stars, My Perfect Silence, the duo masterfully mixes dreamy melodies with a complex work on sound textures and rhythmic micro-events.

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Full album download links :

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Par ailleurs, nous avons le plaisir de co-organiser à Paris deux des concerts du duo à l’occasion de sa tournée européenne en octobre :

[Eg0_188] Half Evidence : Épiphytes

Half Evidence (a french free improvisation duo formed in 2012 by Charles premier & Kecap Tuyul) is currently on hiatus since summer 2016 but their story isn’t finished. Some new material will be published in 2019. Before finalizing these projects, the duo has selected four of their favorite tracks that were given to various compilations (namely Necktar 2017 curated by Ed End on his netlabel Le Colibri Nécrophile and Classwar Karaoke). The resulting album Épiphytes brings four insights on the duo’s works and can be a good way to discover their sound universe and its evolution across the years.

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Full album download links :

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Credits

Charles premier : home-made instruments (tracks 1 to 3), voice (track 1), turntable (track 4)
Kecap Tuyul : guitar (all tracks), voice (tracks 1, 2, 4), feedback (track 1)

All the material has been remastered by Charles premier in order to provide a fluid listening while preserving the specificity of each track.

[Eg0_187 / SDT02] Solo Duo Trio #02 : Laurent Di Biase, Sig Valax, ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM, Camille Émaille, Nina Garcia & Arnaud Rivière (Live at Les Instants Chavirés, 29 may 2018) – co-release with Apocope

We are proud to present the second edition of the Solo Duo Trio project co-organized by labels Apocope & eg0cide productions. This serie of live concerts follows a simple format: three parts, one solo, one duo, one trio. Artists are invited to present new projects, and to try to new encounters (for one live set or more). All concerts are later published jointly by Apocope & eg0cide. The 2nd event of the serie  took place on may 29 at Les Instants Chavirés (Montreuil), one of the most lasting and notable venues devoted to free improvisation and experimental music around Paris.

This show featured 6 french experimental musicians active in the free improvisation and noise scene (more info on the artists below)

Début 2018, Egocide Production s’est associé au label Apocope (fondé par Paul-André Landes et Xavier Mussat) pour développer un projet initié par Xavier Mussat : organiser des soirées concerts selon un format simple : trois parties, un solo, un duo, un trio. Les artistes sont invités à tester des projets inédits, à tenter des rencontres le temps d’un live (et plus si affinité). La 3ème édition sera une spéciale guitare et aura lieu le 5 octobre, aux Instants Chavirés comme la seconde (29 mai 2018) dont nous publions aujourd’hui les enregistrements.

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direct download links:

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Aditional info & credits

Recorded by Benjamin Pagier
Track 1 mixed by Laurent Di Biase. Due to technical problems during the recording, this is only a short excerpt of the live set, edited by the artist.
Track 2 et 3 mixed and mastered by Benjamin Pagier
Artwork by Xavier Mussat
Special Thanks to
– JF Pichard and all the crew of Les Instants Chavirés
Aurélien Digard for the pictures : full album here
Annie Zivkovic for the videos

Laurent Di Biase

Interdisciplinary and sound artist, graduated from Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris and attached to the Locus Sonus audio in art research laboratory, lives and works in Paris. He develops a research and creation work based on mobility and new medias concepts, such as streaming, by the elaboration of new scripts forms linked to the practice of performance, with fiction and real time notions. His approach questions principally the nature of the artwork between space, time and public relationship.  His artworks take shape of AV performances concerts, sculptures installations, sound creations. Strongly inspired by the avant-garde culture, he oriented his practice toward the probable links between media art and experimental music.

Sig Valax & ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM

From left to right : Sig Valax & ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM

Sig Valax

Multimedia artists interested in digital & interactive, ecology and DIY electronics. Studied electroacoustic music in the Pantin conservatory. She composed pieces & created installations comissioned by various institutuions. She is also active as an improviser, using analog synthesizer and DIY electronics. She is a member of the bands Sysma (whose first album Revenances was published by eg0cide productions in 2016) under the X-pharmaka moniker, and also Vierge Noire, Mesce Basse, Elek Ember.

ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM

Very active noisician / improviser since the 90s in Paris, JZ aka ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM Plays / played in many bands and is the core member of the free improv / noise ensemble Friponnes de Porc. Also involved in the organization of experimental musics, he curates the live events series Le Non_Jazz.

Camille Émaille, Nina Garcia  & Arnaud Rivière

From left to right : Arnaud Rivière, Camille Emaille, Nina Garcia

Camille Émaille

Camille Émaille, a percusionnist, studied at the Musik-Akademie of Basel (Switzerland) with Christian Dierstein on contemporary music and with Fred Frith on free improvisation. She works with many artists from varying fields, such as video, muppet theatre, shadow theater and plays in the musical projects Oxke Fixu (duo with clarinet), Ghoast (duo with american saxophonist Tom Weeks), ESCARGOT (her quintet with Timothée Quost on trumpet, Xavière Fertin on clarinet, Louis Frères on e-bass and Tom Malmendier on drums).

Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia plays guitar with a minimal set up (1 guitar, 1 pedal, 1 amp) and focuses on the gesture and the sound research on the instrument : its resonances, limits, expansions, impurities, all the audibles parts of the guitar. She performs in solo as Mariachi, in the band Mamiedaragon (no lagos musique label), in duo with trombonist Maria Bertel, and in trio with Qonicho B ! (Blanche Lafuente, Morgane Carnet).

Arnaud Rivière

Arnaud Rivière is an experimental electroacoustic musician, free improviser, instrument designer, sound installation artist, co-founder and director of Sonic Protest Festival, and a member of ONCEIM ensemble. Currently based in Paris and active since the late 1990s, Rivière plays on DIY-electroacoustic device (built around a repaired turntable’s pick-up), prepared mixer, and other primitive sound tools, performing solo, in groups, and with numerous improvisers.

[Eg0_186] Ayato & Kecap Tuyul : Flowers in the Trashbin (digital reissue)

Ayato & Kecap Tuyul met in 2008 and then started to collaborate regularily, mostly by file exchange. Flowers in the Trashbin was their first common work of this kind, a psychedelic sonic trip haunted by whispers and noises from weirdly tuned/prepared guitars, lo-fi electronics, & ghostly voices.  Sometimes melodic, sometimes more abstract, always imaginative, these tracks were recorded and mixed between 2008 and 2009. The resulting album was released in march 2010 by HAK lo-fi record as a limited edition CD-R with a special rectangular cardboard cover that has been out of print since a long time. 8 years after both musicians still like a lot this album and would like it to share it with a broader audience.
Almost 10 years after their first meeting, the two busy guys keep working together besides their several other projects. It took them some time, but their new album, “The Shaman won’t come back” has been completed this summer and will finally be published in the near future.

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Full album download links :
– Flac
MP3

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Ayato : guitars & other sounds
Kecap Tuyul : guitars & voice

[Eg0_185] Aloyse : Sounds of the Selves EP

We welcome the first release of french artist (writer and musician) Aloyse. His refined electronic music evolves between ambiguous shifts and clear lines, using fuzzy textures, subdued melodies and sparse, fragmented beats. This diversity of approaches is also reflected in the  reinterpretations by 8 other artists who remixed the 4 original tracks :
Canse
Demoiselle Döner
Doedelzak
Eg0n
Kecap Tuyul
Luxalove
No3sis
Stoé Orkéo

Presentation of the project by Aloyse : ” Sound of the selves is a sound project between field recording and the art of sampling designed to be listened to during a stage performance. Shown in various places in Paris the performance “Parachute”, presented by the theatre company Machine, consists in a mobile dome under which one comedian faces one spectator. A couple of minutes to save the world from its delusions, a moment of intense intimacy before the world and its chaotic noise repeat themselves.
Sound of the selves is also an invitation to think and recreate the bound between the voices of the world and the voice of the machine: 8 musicians with variegated backgrounds offered an edit of one of the tracks in order to push one step ahead the endless communication between the creative forms of life.”

 

 

Direct download links :

  • Mp3 from archive.org

Free music archive mirror

Bandcamp mirror

 

 

[Eg0_184] Failure Circle : Frozen Clinamen #1

Frozen Clinamen is a new serie of works started by Failure Circle (a solo project of Kecap Tuyul) in autumn 2017. It follows a simple method inspired by the the possibilities of his no-input mixer set-up and the will to use a limited sound material in a posteriori compositions. Frozen Clinamen #1 was recorded and mixed between november 2017 & june 2018.

Methodology
step (1) Tweaking the set-up until it produces some seemingly autonomously self-sustained sound sequences.
step (2) Stopping tweaking and recording for at least 20 minutes without any intervention on the set-up.
step (3) Repeating steps (1) & (2) several times.
step (4) Using the generated sounds as only source in a posteriori compositions. The only variations used while mixing are equalization, panoramics and volume levels.
step (5) play it at low/high volume with open/closed window while complety asleep / fully conscious.

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[Eg0_183] Stillborn Blues : III (reissue)

Stillborn Blues3rd album features tracks recorded between 2008 and 2010 and was firstly released 8 years ago as an edition of 15 cd-r. 2 or 3 have been sold to some bad-advised speculators turned on by the “limited edition” words , 4 or 5 have been traded with other weirdos or given to polite friends, the rest of them were damaged in some various domestic accidents. One of the few readable ones was ripped to create this digital version.
This album has the same old typical Stillborn Blues style : plaintive melancholy, detuned guitars, lo-fi recording, awkward playing muffled by the abuse of reverb and delay – all the ingredients for a low-profile soundtrack for lazy dreamers and restless losers in need of a pretext for spending the day watching the ceiling. Now that the music is on you can close the curtains and go back in your bed.

 

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