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Le vinyle que se partagent La Morte Young et Drone Electric Lust – deux supergroupes :TalwegSun Stabbed / Nappe contre Kjell Runar JenssenLasse MarhaugPer Gisle Galåen et Fredrik Ness Sevendal – requit les efforts d’un superlabel – six, s’il faut être précis : Doubtful Sounds, Apartment, Dysmusie, Pica Disk, Killer, Up Against the Wall, Motherfuckers!

Déjà, la tête vous tourne, et c’est maintenant le disque : lentement, un tambour régulier (dont les soubresauts marqueront les séquences de la « longue marche ») et des guitares qui rôdent mettent au jour les éclats aigus d’une voix qui ne demande qu’à gronder – la cage d’Erle n’est-elle pas faite de cordes-clôtures électriques ? Dans un magma plongée enfin, les drones ont obtenu leur revanche : la litanie n’est qu’un lointain souvenir. Mais on sait que l’avenir de La Morte Young n’est envisageable qu’en métamorphose : toute voix dehors ?

Un accordéon, enregistré sans doute, vacille sous les coups d’une batterie : est-ce lui qui s’occupera du bourdon dont Drone Electric Lust a, depuis le milieu des années 1990, fait son affaire ? Enterré par un autre double de guitares – qui rôdent, elles aussi, et chaloupent même –, on ne l’entendra plus : sur un swing lynchien, une voix perce qu’on tentait d’étouffer. Rabattu, le drone : c’est là une ballade de carnaval des âmes. L’étrangeté de la chose épouse celle de l’autre : davantage que le rapprochement, sur un même disque, de deux groupes qui opposent à leurs fortes guitares et batteries d’impénétrables vocalises, ce Split donne à entendre les deux faces d’une même, et transcendante, irritation.

Posted by Brian Olewnick at 4/04/2015 01:09:00 PM (just outside)

Christine Mannaz-Dénarié - Viridité (Dysmusie)

As I understand it, a concert was held in 2010 inside l'Église St. Pierre in Firminy, France, the last building built by Le Corbusier. The participants were Hervé Boghossian, Bruno Capelle, Nicholas Dick, Hervé Durand, Pierre Faure, Mathias Forge, Christian Malfray, Jean-François Minjard, Jérôme Noetinger, Jérôme Montagne and Jean-François Plomb. It was a diffusion-type event, the live sounds processed (by several of the musicians, I think) and re-sent into another (?) listening space via the usual 16-speaker phalanx. For this recording, the results of that event--not sure if this includes both the live sounds and the subsequently processed ones, or just the latter--were then handed to Mannaz-Dénarié to reconstruct or, more accurately, fashion into a new creature. Regular readers may be aware of my general antipathy toward much diffusionist music but, happily, this release lacks that one salient element that turns me off: the sameness of overall sound occasioned by the processing software, what I think of as an aural Photoshop effect wherein, no matter how spectacular the result, there's a nagging sense of blandness lurking within. From the rough patch of static with which the album begins, through the metallic cycling drones, there's a strong sense of air between sounds and, crucially, of essentially different sounds, not all tinged with a common film. Mannaz-Dénarié certainly has a dramatic flair and some of the sections attain a cinematic scope even as they remain entirely abstract. Yes, there are some points at which matters get excessively spacey for my money--certain kinds of bleeps and swooshes I'd prefer not to encounter--but by and large, "Viridité" is string and convincing, establishing a unique presence and maintaing it through roars, whistles, careening electronics and more. Good work.

IMPROV SPHERE (julien héraud)

D'autres disques m'ont fortement marqué récemment, comme le sensuel Organ Works 1 de Klaus Lang, l'austère et minimaluntitled#295 de Francisco Lopez, les trois pièces de Pascale Criton, Pauline Oliveros et Eliane Radigue réunies sur Virgin Violin de Silvia Tarozzi, les deux derniers disques de Francisco Meirino intitulés beyond repair et The aesthetics of everything for nothing, le mystérieurx et envoûtant duo de Jim Denley & Cor Fuhler, le très éclectique et hétérogène coffret Schizo-Box de The Striggles (dans un superbe coffret de cinq EP sérigraphié), ainsi que le vinyle magistral Viridité de Christine Mannaz-Dénarié.

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CHRISTINE MANNAZ-DENARIE - VIRIDITE (LP by Dysmusie)
If I understand things well this LP is the result of a five-hour concert held in June 2010 by a large group of musicians (Jerome Noetinger, Christian Malfray, Jean Francois Minjard, Jerome Montagne, Pierre Faure, Mathias Forge, Herve Boghossian, Bruno Capelle, Nicolas Dick, Herve Durnad, and Jean Francois Plomb) held in a church and epxloring the room for its spatial character, and the room as resonating chamber. However and whatever was done was recorded and all these recordings were handed to Christine Mannaz-Denarie who was asked to reconstruct these pieces into a new piece of music. This is quite some interesting musique concrete here. Obviously I like the whole recycling aspect of this, reminding me, for instance, of P16.D4's recycled 'Captured Music' recording, in which one does no longer recognize the original input and something entirely new is created. It's not documentation but an entirely new creation of the music. I never heard of Mannaz-Denarie, but these pieces are excellent. Vivid, imaginative and not stuck in the world of serious academic electronic/acousmatic music. She uses all of these sounds to create some spacious electronic variation of musique concrete. Sparks of electricity fly by as easily as monolithic walls of noise and heavy weight black holes. All put together in a seemingly free flow/free fall, like going through space (if only one knew how that worked, I wonder, but maybe this music is a fine alternative?). An excellent record. If this is your kind of music then this new name and her record is certainly worth exploring. (FdW)
by Jakub Adamek"weedtemple"
Joseph stannard /the wire Mars 2014