[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_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_144] XtetX : (2×2)²

This 2nd album of the XtetX was recorded before the first published one Nabemono (recorded in may 2015). At this time (november-december 2014), the XtetX had no name yet, and comprised only 3 members : Jules/Valentin, Kecap Tuyul and Missing O. Their will to play with other improvisers progressively led them to define themselves as an open collective with a variable team, rather than a band with a permanent staff.

The title (2X2)² is an allusion to the album 2X2 (eg0cide productions, 2012) which contained two duos of Kecap Tuyul, one with Charles premier (who later became his partner in Half Evidence), one with Mathew Tyas. This new album also contains two duos of Kecap Tuyul, one with Missing O, one with Jules/Valentin. Like in the first volume, these were the first recordings of these duos.

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[Eg0_141] XtetX : Nabemono

XtetX is a free improvisation collective that was founded around the end of 2014. It comprises from 2 to X members depending on the occasion. After various sessions as a trio and duo, their first playing time as quartet took place in may 2015 and gave birth to the material published today on their first album Nabemono.

Don’t be mistaken by the introductory track : XtetX is not a rock band, but they’ve decided not to restrain themselves to a specific esthetic. They are able to produce catchy melodic tunes, but also storms of chaotic noise, minimal drone, and unidentified sound objects, taking advantage from the diverse backgrounds of each participant and the unpredictable results of their blending. Nabemono unveils only a small part of these possibilities…

Et pour les franciliens : ne manquez pas leurs prochains concerts

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Credits

All tracks recorded may 3, 2015, featuring

Doedelzak : analog synthetizer
Missing O : laptop
Torbill : guitar
Kecap Tuyul : prepared guitar, voice

Recorded and mixed by Kecap Tuyul

Artwork: paintings by Héloïse, design by Doedelzak