[Eg0_200] The perfect failure (?) vol. 6 : Imperfect failures

Even bad things come to an end! This is the 6th and last volume of the perfect failure (?) / l’échec parfait (?). I must admit I failed to find any real or perfect failure among all the sounds submitted. Each of them inspired me for building interesting sound blocks, imagining new composition tactics, blurring the distinction between what I can find “good” or “bad” – although I won’t deny that many of these sounds were somehow headache-inducing when played on repeat while working on this 5 hours long mix.

Will you love-hate all these “Imperfect failures” as much as I did while patiently gathering them during 7 years? Probably it is and unbearable listen, and probably it is not bad enough yet. In all cases,  the egocidal aim to create some kind of failurological artistic practice has imperfectly failed, it is time to move on. For instance, concerning the editorial line and submission policy of eg0cide productions, there is a kind of failure that I really dislike and want to correct : the under-representation of female artists in the back catalog. You can read more about this in the page about our new  submission policy.

Many thanks to all the contributors who trusted me enough to send their secret / questionable material :  3/2, A.D. du nord, Ayato, Benoît RouitsCharles premier, Cocotte Sapiens, David Pomlait, Doedelzak, Extrasystole, Gavin Prior, Half Evidence, Hellsings, Janne Nummela, Jules Valentin, The Kiriks, Luxalove, M.A.K.T. Sono, Mata-Hari, Natalia Kamia, Onde Poussière, Philippe Desclais, psph.S, Siu, tay_ploops, Torbill, Xavier Mussat, XtetX Ensemble, Yoshiwaku, 3HNT– and some anonymous people. I shamelessly contributed to this with some of the worst recordings of my solo projects Kecap Tuyul and Failure Circle.

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[Eg0_199] Half Evidence : Veines

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. Amongst hours of  material created between 2012 and 2016 they have selected a few tracks recorded in april 2013, gathered in a new album : Veines. In these sessions, Charles premier played several of his home-made instruments, while Kecap Tuyul used prepared guitar and voice.

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[Eg0_198] tay_ploops : ta_rot

Tay_ploops is a solo project of multidisciplinary Canadian artist (painter, performer, puppeteer, musician) Jessica Gabriel. She initially conceived Ta_rot as a concept album of sad experimental songs to be released on 30 november 2018, for the international remembrance day for lost species.
Unexpected events of the cycle of life and death intervened in the genesis of this project and delayed it several times- but the wheel continues to turn and we are glad to finally to share this touching sonic testimony created with fragile materials.

ta_rot is sound collage born from death
…the moon…..the wheel of time…
gone again end again
love to shell
(Jessica Gabriel)

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Credits :

all sounds recorded on handheld casse-tête tape
save for vocal loops on track 2 recorded with eye_fone loopy app
all the instruments, tape loops, sounds and smears are collected, played, mixed and mélanged by moi using audacity

extralala credits :

words read from vicki noble’s motherpeace tarot on tracks 1, 2, 3
voice by brandon schwinn on tracks 4 & 9
piano by chloe ziner on tracks 4 & 10
bc ferries safety announcements on track 6
tape loop – the wyrd sisters “leave a little light” on track 6
tape loop – genesis “the lamb lies down…” on tracks 7 & 8

 

 


Reviews

Review by Experimental Sound Addict on archive.org

Stunning sound collages and glitch female voices. really a wonderful work. beautiful sonorous landscapes.

[Eg0_197] Doedelzak : P8 phase 3

P8 phase 3 presents another side of the work of our regular contributor Doedelzak. This time he used an hybrid methodology of improvisation, generative music and post-production manipulations. The 3 phases indicated in the title refer to the three main stages of the creative process used here :
phase 1 : improvisation on MIDI piano
phase 2 : extension on multiple virtual instruments, using aleatory distributions
phase 3 : superpositions, accelerations/decelerations, volumes
The result is multi-layered composition which is in the same time easy to the ear (thanks to its smooth sounds and melodic components) and very complex and ever changing. It could be enjoyed as background music but is also fascinating for a more focused listening which will let you discover many details and subtleties of the piece.

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[Eg0_196] Ayato & Kecap Tuyul : The shaman won’t come back

The shaman won’t come back is a new file-exchange based collaborative album of Ayato & Kecap Tuyul, It was recorded and mixed in various places between 2015 and 2018. Ayato played guitar with live looping made with a Revox reel to reel tape player, and Kecap Tuyul later overdubbed these hypnotic tracks with various sounds, building dense and trippy soundscapes.

This work can be considered as the 3rd part of a trilogy started with Waiting for the shaman , published 6 years ago. For the moment, the 2nd part of this trilogy exists only in the head of the listener.

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Birds (Song thrush aka Turdus philomelos) songs used on track 2 have been recorded by Lars Edenius and are licensed under a “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0” License. They are available on the site xeno-canto.org .
http://www.xeno-canto.org/412888
http://www.xeno-canto.org/412889
http://www.xeno-canto.org/412652
The other found sounds used by Kecap Tuyul came from older sources whose exact origins have been forgotten.

[Eg0_195] Ayato & Naoki Ishida : Tapes Outtakes

Ayato & Naoki Ishida have been working together via file exchange since the early 2010s. 3 years after their album Red_control rec​.​played , they offer us a split album recorded between 2015 and 2016 : Tapes Outtakes. Here, as the title suggests, the 2 artists have both worked with magnetic tapes. Ayato has used an old Revox reel-to-reel tape player to create evolving loops of various instruments, while Ishida has used other (undisclosed) methods and material. Two ways to use the tape as an instrument and tool for experimental composition.

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For solo albums of the 2 artists, check their personnall sites:

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[Eg0_194] Onde Poussière: del_din04

After a web collaboration (album Imperceptible,) Onde Poussière return to free improvisation with their 4th album del_din04, made of sessions recorded on 25th and 26th september 2018. For this occasion, they once more experimented with new set-ups, this time with a focus on lo-fi sound. Doedelzak played laptop amplified with cheap computer speakers and occasionnaly flute, while Kecap Tuyul used his z(xW+yW), a low-tech modular system based on tiny battery-powered guitar amplifiers and contact microphones. Through this new change they continue to explore sonic material and techniques that are likely to cause various accidents and usually unwanted sounds, which are an essential part of the ground on which the band build its improvised soundscapes.

Onde Poussière have used the same set-up in a live performance that took place in Paris on september 26th and can be heard on the duo’s freshly launched bandcamp page. For their next live performance (Tiasi, Paris, 9 janvier 2018), they will try something new again, probably focusing on acoustic instruments with occasional lo-fi amplification.

Band info

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