Label: Sub Rosa - SR 249 • Format: CD Album • Country: France • Genre: Electronic • Style: Abstract
Published inI Could Never Make That Music Again is a choral album, a sound collage crafted out of interviews,where artists, musicians, DJs and sound makers talk openly about their work, their visions, their hopes, their moments of doubts and their regrets in a loosely constructed narrative.
Even though most of the people interviewed here have just met on a few occasions, they have all participated in the making of the history of electronic music; from the early tape experiments in the s to the latest trends in techno.
Derrick May and Stacey Pullen, the pioneers of Detroit techno, reply to an audio letter recorded in at the Phillips research laboratory in Holland by Fred Judd talking to a certain Tom Dissevelt about the lack of commercial interest in electronic music. Thirty five years on the musicians of today air their thoughts on the subject.
Autechre reflect on the beauty of machines, A Guy called Gerald ponders on the cosmic realms of sound, Aphex Twin remembers his dreams, and Mad Mike from Underground Resistance marvels at the forces of Nature.
Musician and author David Toop reflects on the act of listening, and Matthew Herbert plays around with everyday sounds. The music that accompanies, Walk To The Bunkhouse - Copland*, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin - Music For Films, perturbs and enriches this flow of words, mirrors the sonic environment that surrounds us.
Everyday sounds, samples Lil Boys Play With Dolls - The Lords Of The New Church* - The Lords Of The New Church hit records, disturbing frequencies and banging machines converse with this polyphonic chorus of voices and memories.
They were also aired on the infamous Parisian electronic music station, Radio FG and on the public radio station France Culture. Over the past fifteen years Leloup and Pajot have been working together as RadioMentale originally a radio-art show on FG and in Renoult launched 'Sonotales', an experimental radio workshop originally broadcast on France Culture.
This double approach is what makes this album unique and original. Historical archive, articles, sound creations and musical fragments intertwine and form a hybrid work that could remind some people of the heyday of radiophonic creation on both the BBC and Radio France.
I Could Never Make That Music Again is a radio-art piece that remixes musical criticism and sound innovation and places all the Thousands Of Records - L-R & RadioMentale - I Could Never Make That Music Again born out of the late 20th century cultural and technological revolution on an equal footing. His work is as equally influenced by the early avant- garde cut up works of the 20th century and the turntablists and DJs from the '80s up until present day.
His compositions blend electronics with field recordings, voices and noises from a variety of musical backgrounds. These tiny audio Thousands Of Records - L-R & RadioMentale - I Could Never Make That Music Again are then tuned, detuned and mixed together to become part of what he calls, a sample dust environment. To create these sound works, he never uses MIDI, just tapes, a multi-track recorder, a computer and a few effects. He has worked as a radio producer for French public radio for over fifteen years.
He also curated and presented the "Voir et Entendre" See and Hear cycle of lectures at the Pompidou Centre Paris, and conceived "Sound Drop", an ongoing series of curated audiowalks in Europe. Born in in Paris. Lives and work in Paris. Eric Pajot born inlives and works in Paris.
Sound and visual artist, musician, he used to work also as a computer graphic and website designer. After having participated to the rise of the electronic scene in Paris, they work now on very different mediums : environmental pieces for contemporary art exhibitions, movie soundtracks, sound installations, specific soundpieces for radio shows, websites, CDs or urban spaces, multimedia movie performances, and also sound-design for public commercial venues.
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