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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.

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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,…

Old Tunes

Dusted & Scratched I just riped a copy of my second album called micromontage released in 2001. It has been designed as a “symphonic” and “progressive” single work using synthetic sounds only. 15 track built against a single and simple composition scheme called stack and collapse. It means that audio layers are piled on top…

23’17″

Yet another feature… 23’17″ is a collective art show designed as a music score rning trough space. I designed for Jérôme Poret, the model for his work as part of the exhibition. This model is featured on Mains d’Œuvres’s website . Exhibition September4 th – October 25th 2009 Opening reception Friday, September 4th > 8…

Remixer II

Interpretation is still futile Listening to music in a contemplative way is useless its for pedagogic or melancholic purpose and can easily be compared to masturbation unless the listened material is produced live. On the other hand, buttons tickling , recorded streams alteration, slicing and recomposing without indulgence for the broadcasted work and thus building a new space and a new time…