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Les Vers de la Mort

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Les Vers de la Mort (Hélinand de Froidmont) – 2014 Album 4 track, Marie Möör + Divers lesversdelamort.bandcamp.com Quand Laurent Chambert m’a envoyé le lien vers la maquette, j’ai directement appuyé sur “lecture”, volume à fond, nez collé à ma feuille, dessinant une figure abstraite sur le papier. Il ne me semble pas avoir levé…

COMBINATOIRE : the “GEPHI & DOT” age (V4)

GEPHI render, detail

For over a decade, I’ve been mapping my social information flow network. This map, entitled “Combinatoire ou la Hiérarchie des Réseaux” has been rendered trough hierarchical layout, using open-source tools such as graphviz and more specificaly the dot engine and language. Those were the most advanced tools when i began using them. Now, while those…

R*A*Z

“yet another artefact” Yet another release from my cardboards. I finally put my hands on one of the 100 copies from my third and, so far, last album : R*A*Z. It has been produced in 2003 as a compilation of many studio work without initial connection between them. The track are sorted from the shortest…

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Late at last !

Thick & Dark… The new LP release by The Other Color is a cold landscape tinted of pop and beats… Far from 361, they (his) previous album, we are invited to dive in a vaporous sound architecture. Its hard not to compare it to the analog progressive music of the 80′s and not to which you were able to see the sound of it. A blind listening, closed eyes in a dark room, wide stereo in a quiet room, late in the evening, around 22 with a glass of  fine red wine. Turn the turntable on and pump up the volume untill you can ear the needle scratching the groove. It’s like suede when it’s loud. Track 6 gets you close to JM Jarre or Vangelis wile making you smile as what you thought was sad at first sight, turns out to be sarcastic. I love when music is tuned in with semantics to describe potential spaces. I think about the synthetic lines in track 5 transforming into dance music after being simply noisy and meeting later some gigantic electric harps having a chat with some birds diving in a pink noise & some shy sin waves at the gate of a 50hz factory and ends up as an american old fashioned serie intermission theme with rock accents then flanges et bites a strike of distorted guitar and bright synth just before the silence. It tells and it takes… I can’t even tell if it is music ! As with Eliane Radigue, who with subtle variation drags the ear of the assistance as well as its eyes, this opus is also a visual experience.

http://www.theothercolors.com/

Grautag

After the end and before the beginning … Grautag, codename LDRR#027, is a double 12″ vinyl record featuring Bader Motor aka Fred Bigot (electronicat), Vincent Epplay and Arnaud Maguet and mastered by Norsq as part of the eponymous record collection presented by Nicolas Moulin for “Les Disques en Rotin Réunis” … Yet the list of…

The Devil Comes

So Big Boogers is a one man band. I’ve been knowing him for over a decade and followed the evolution of his music closely. His last album is to die for. Some dirty sounding pop music with classic punk accents. Its colorful and surprising. Yet its nothing compared to his live performances which are really…

Climpse 1.1

Kerned A big update to the Climpse Font. I redesigned some glyphs (M,m …) and kerned most leters to get the font fit for long texte rendering. Its pretty clean and light but still needs some fine tuning around the “t” and punctuation. Most Occidental & western european glyphs are embedded in the font. More…

“Suspension”

Ogives de bonheur, vent de solitude, spirale de candeur From September 4th to October 30th, works by Jérôme Poret will be featured at the “Galerie Frédéric Giroux“. The window will feature works by Nathalie Bles. Vernissage will take place on September 4th From 18:00 to 21:00. I’m pleased to announce such an event since i’ve…

Out of the amp

Easy Cheezy “m2 is unadorned expressions with the guitar, written, recorded and conceived exactly as it first spills out of the amp. never planned, always improvised. I cannot recreate these pieces. all music by eric san juan. sample these sounds at will.” I came across this website wile browsing the web at random, seeking for…

Paint It Gray

Grey noise and grey ink As part of the “Festival de poche” Dominique Spiessert, a visual artist, got invited to “perform” his art live and interact with a musician… A saxophonist was scheduled to improvise sound wile “dodo” would improvise drawings … but unfortunately, the instrumentalist declined the offer and Dominique got left alone … Luckily,…