Collapsophony at the time of Phonocene.
A survivor after the collapsing (end of Capitalocene ?!.)
How does he live? What is he doing to survive?
What is he seeing, listening at the age of this new world?
Plagued by the harshness of new elemental imbalance, he's falling deeper and deeper into new synesthetic hypnotic sensations.
released May 1, 2021
Audio: Stéphane Marin & Ludovic Medery
Illustration: Vincent Menu
Text: Stéphane Montavon
Handcrafting: mal vertieft
Mix / mastering : Stéphane Marin at Studio Éole
This publishing works in one physical imprints.
It should be experienced in this manners.
Initially released on Weber & Alcantu
Weber & Alcantu is a collaborative project.
Thanks soooo much to Pablo for all his patience and visions.
"I just had a listen to the composition which is fabulous. I particularly enjoy some of the muted qualities – such as the metal resonance – as well as the haptic and tactile elements that inform many of the movements. Like someone is struggling to control their materials. Lots of interesting textures, gestures and developments throughout. At one time I was reminded of 'Dedans Dehors' by Parmegiani for the what sounded like a manipulation of a ball bouncing. Also for the interplay between abstraction and more natural sounding elements.
The booklet is very nice. Although I don’t read French I did manage to understand some of it with my good friend Google Translate.
I wish you well with the release which is very impressive.
All the best from Melbourne.
Dr Philip Samartzis
Leader of the Cold Climate Research Lab
Leader of the Sound Art and Auditory Culture Research Lab
School of Art
"The music accumulates rattles and hums, crackles and clanks: sputtering engines, failed machines, creaky doors. They offer at first a score to the protagonist’s wanderings and investigations, as well as his early attempts to make fire and shelter. Howling wind surrounds the camp. There’s always a danger of falling into a hole or clutching a pipe covered with radioactive debris. Imagine a faulty engine room, a submarine drifting toward its doom, a stranded spaceship, a collapsed factory. Humanity has produced many objects that will outlast it; but of what value will they be?"
Richard Allen - A Closer Listen