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More undusted and digitalized works

Mocromontage has been rereleased on bandcamp. My second studio album. Produced and released in 2001 was originally issued as a 100 copy CD.
You may listen, buy and eventually download it from bandcamp.

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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/

The Motion Picture Show Stand Alone

Yet another website The motion picture show is a performance featuring live music mix over a video stream made out of movie teasers. I played several times alone.  It evolved recently trough a collaboration with Maud Martin who took the duty of buildingthe video part. I decided to create a standalone website for it.  There it…

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 Motion Picture Show (trailer 1)

Split & Merge & Mix & Remix The Motion Picture Show is a live performance featuring Video and Audio remixes of Movie trailer by DidouPh aka Pierre-Henri RAMBOZ (myself) and Maud Martin. More than a regular live Veejay & Deejay performance, it is a snapshot of the contemporary mood … a visionary replay of the…

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,…

More Old Tunes

Loud Low and Dirty A Live recording from a short performance in Riga (lv) @ RAM5 in 2004 for the RiXc … Its not my best but a good example of a combined “stack & pile” + mix live performance… It was the last time I used my “Old Emma Peel” aka “Powerbook titanium  G4@400mhz”…

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…

(audio) Easy

Back in 2004 Back in 2004, this very studio work of mine is an attempt to depict what is for me “Easy” music. In my very opinion, easy music is something that is neither POP or Simply designed. So, “my” Easy music, is one that is both minimalistic and ambient. Its to be listened with…

Volume Sonore ( ART | CRITIQUES )

Portraying is naming A recent paris-art.com article, about Alma Fury’s installation in Tours, features a picture of mine, portraying the actual work. The text and my work are illustrating the same dimension of the artist’s work. Jérôme Diacre, the author, points out the fact that the installation is yet a genuine design, but made out…

Agnus-A : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

The Agnus Dei is a trance prayer sung / said by the congregation / mass during any mass. Its the most hypnotic of all chants in ht requiem. It aims to put the audience deep in condition for the mystical ritual that will take place later during the celebration. Repetition is the key ! (this…

pure-live-patch V1.2

The “plp” patch quickly evolved. Its features are enhanced. It still can load and play up to ten samples at once and individual pan and volume for each track can be controled from a grid. Thanks to an additional subpatch, a 11th grid controler, allows control of the mix between those 10 samples. The position…

pure-live-patch V1.1

A quick update on the “plp” patch. Its features are unchanged but its now made out of two patches. The main one with the interface and wired engine (plp.pd) and a second one, dedicated to sub-processes like loading sound files and mixing channels (_plp_sub.pd). I also added some comment for the rewiring and help reuse…

Nice Pure Data Article

Audio Prototyping with Pure Data – By Leonard J. Paul Gamasutra – May 28, 2003 While browsing the Internet for some Pure Data, i discovered this very detailed article about prototyping audio data … The author’s example patches are yet complex but simple to understand and can be at once a good way to start…

pure-live-patch V1

I’ve just designed a very simple pd patch to perform live mixes out of large amount of samples. Based on pd-extended it allows one to play 10 stereo sample simultaneously and control pan/volume for each track using a “grid” control alakaospad. At the very moment, it fits my need but i plan to enhance it…

Dies Irae : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

Dies Irae is somehow the “Best-Of” Mozart. The tune that everyone can whistle. Some totem of sound, the holly graal of music … whatever. Something that cannot be edited, remixed, interpreted but destroyed. Dies Irae : listen This article is the third out of 14 which will document the progress of this project. Requiem Remix…

Kyrie Eleison : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

Kyrie Eleison Lord, have mercy. An introductory prayer to many christian ritual including funneral. Following the original score, i intended to slowly rise the prayer’s tune from a clear and loud sound to some bright and crystaline wisper and up to a strong metalic chant ending in a hard sampled statement “Kyrie Eleison”. Still the…

Introitius : Requiem Remix feat. W.A. Mozart

The “Itroitius”, as its name says is the “opening” of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem. It aims to draw the audience into the auditive landscape which is going to be drawn around it. This very fact is the core of my research on this work. It has more in common with architecture than with music. The requiem denies scenography and pt the accent on the environmental aspect of the sound and the very strength resulting from the “echoes” and “reverbs” that churches can offer as a complement to the “instrument” used to make the “writings” sound.