[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_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_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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Credits

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

Concerts févriers 2016 avec Ayato, Kecap Tuyul, Onde Poussière…

En février, plusieurs concerts à signaler avec des habitués d’eg0cide : Ayato (avec Miroir Fumant) Kecap Tuyul (avec Sysma, psph.S et Onde Poussière)

19 février : Miroir Fumant / Page Noire / Sysma / °°CtZtctzt°° (XtetX#10, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières)

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XtetX#10 : Miroir Fumant / Page Noire / Sysma / °°CtZtctzt°° (19 février 2016)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1688482621420863/

 

20 février : Miroir Fumant / Zaraz Wam Zagram / Elsa Michaud /psph.S / Andrew Armstrong / Céline Perier et Laurent Di Biase (cmptrmtmtcs, Parvis de Bagnolet)

https://www.facebook.com/events/469784956538624/

 

25 février : Sébastien Bouhana / Onde Poussière / Chaos Crevette / Deltanik / Friponnes de Porc (XtetX#11, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières)

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XtetX#11 : Sébastien Bouhana / Onde Poussière / Chaos Crevette / Deltanik / Friponnes de Porc (25 février 2016)
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[Eg0_155] Half Evidence & Now Cut : Des ailes dans le plomb

Half Evidence ( Kecap Tuyul and Charles premier) and Now Cut (Stéphanie Briand and Philippe Desclais) are two french bands with many common points : all their members are self-taught (and not really interested in learning how to play music “normally”), they like unexpected sounds and strange soundscapes, they use modified and/or home made instruments, they love to play with other improvisers / experimental bands.  So it’s no surprise that they decided to try to play together shortly after they discovered each other’s music. Des ailes dans le plomb was improvised and recorded during their first meeting in november 2014.

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Recorded & mixed by Kecap Tuyul
artwork by Now Cut

 

[Eg0_154] Onde Poussière : Silent Rain

Doedelzak and Kecap Tuyul met in spring 2015 thanks to improvisation sessions of the XtetX Collective. They then decide to play as a duo that wants to develop a more focused sound :  Onde Poussière . Their music relies on a careful mutual listening and a quite restrained palette. It gives a particular attention to contrasts, silences, subtle shifts – but can also be quite agitated and even noisy sometimes. Their first album Silent Rain consists of 2 unedited improvisation recorded on october 2015.

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Credits:

Doedelzak : analog synthesizer
Kecap Tuyul : prepared guitar

Artwork by Doedelzak
Mixed by Kecap Tuyul

Reviews

David Nemeth / Acts of Silence (january 2, 2016)

“(…) Tuyul has an extensive discography of working with other musicians and is known for his playing on prepared guitar, though thinking of him solely as a guitarist would be preposterous. His journeys in sound, whether solo or others, are always quite good. After finally listening to Doedelzak’s Wandering in Dust, it was no suprise that Doedelzak and Tuyul worked well together on Silent Rain.

The first track, “Skipped Slices”, begins quietly, directing us down an ambient path. But as Doedelzak calls out to Tuyul, Tuyul responds with an answer that in itself is a call to Doedelzak, and he repeats this call wrapped in an answer. The duo quickly turn our ambient journey into the subtle and not-so-subtle noises of daily life. There are interferences, jolts, and even some pleasantness. “Silent Rain”, the second track, begins even more quietly than the first, with Doedelzak on the synth. But at this point, the listener should not be fooled by this lull, as Tuyul and his guitar scrape into the soudscape like a wounded man walking down a dark alley. Somwhere around the 4 minute mark things begin to get even more weird which is never a bad thing. “Silent Rain” comes crashing down half-way through only to regroup itself for future strangeness. Doedelzak and Tuyul’s musical wanderings may be filled with indirectness, even randonmenss, but it is their response to the other’s chaos that brings the music into one sound and makes Onde Poussière’s Silent Rain worth your time.”

http://www.actsofsilence.com/album-review/onde-poussiere-silent-rain/

 

Continuo’s documents (january 6, 2016)

“Silent Rain is the first full-length release by Onde Poussière, the duo of Doedelzak (synthesizer) and Kecap Tuyul (guitar), two young Parisian improvisers, both members of the XtetX collective emerging in 2015 to gather improvisers of various origins and organize live meetings and performances in Paris venues.

An exploration of abstract textures for guitar & synth, Silent Rain is comprised of two massive 25-28mns tracks, though not the impenetrable monoliths one might expect from improvising musicians, the music here being carefully sequenced into distinct, successive phases and pauses. Tuyul plays prepared, tabletop guitar à la Keith Rowe while pianist and keyboard player Doedelzak apparently plays a computer emulated, analog synth named Synth1 – developed by Ichiro Toda, see YouTube demo–, as he used on his own solo release Wandering in Dust, also in 2015.

Silent Rain’s first track is build on multiple convolutions, conflagrations and juxtapositions of the instruments – at times I was reminded Thomas Lehn’s own EMS Synthi A improvisations. The second track evolves in more sinuous textures and glacial sounds, both seductive and unsettling to the ear. This release’s FLAC version is particularly gratifying in this respect, what with the deep, spacious sounds of the analog synthesizer and the cavernous resonances of the prepared guitar. Excellent debut release by a promising French duo. ”

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