DMC (or Denis Mac Carty, member of the H.A.K. collective) and Kecap Tilil (one half of the band Pura Sombar) have never met in real life, but when Kecap Tilil heard a mixtape of DMC (using his special turntable and “prepared” records) he felt like to work on it, adding overdubs of different strings & winds instruments and sounds of unknown (to us) origins…
“Ces gens-là” is a continuation of Denis Mc Carty‘s net-released “1+1=3” serie, (experimental live mixes using only 1 vinyl EP, played with a special 2-headed turntable and foot looper)
On this new version* of Ces Gens-Là (a song of the famous 20th century belgian singer Jacques Brel) he uses also a tape loop, but as usual everything is recorded and mixed live. The result is a gorgeous piece based on of looped vinyl crackles and melancolic piano, Jacques’ disconstructed half-spoken & shouting vocals, bathed in a sea of analog saturation.
Denis Mc Carty is a member of the french experimental collective / label H.A.K