3. From Emanuele Errante to Frédéric D. Oberland
VA - Girih: Iranian Sound Artists (Zabte Sote)
Deben Bhattacharya - Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road (Sublime Frequencies)
Deben Bhattacharya (1921-2001) was a field recordist, poet, filmmaker, musicologist, and amateur ethnomusicologist, based in Calcutta and Paris. Highly influential, he produced a vast number of LPs, CDs, videos, and radio shows of traditional music from India, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe from 1953 until his death in 2001. Never before published, Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road features over four hours of music and is Deben's impressionistic account of a 1955 journey overland, in a converted milk delivery van, from France to India collecting and exploring music along the Desert Road from Europe into India. With four CDs of recordings, photographs, Deben's original recording notes, musical transcriptions, and more. An amazing glimpse into a time long gone and essential listening for anyone interested in folk and world music traditions. The compilation was produced and edited by Robert Millis (who made the film Indian Talking Machine in 2015) and Victrola Favorites (DTD 011CD, 2009). "
Emanuele Errante - The Evanescence Of A Thousand Colors (Karaoke Kalk Musikverlag)
Ever since his widely acclaimed debut LP ’Migrations’ was released in 2006, tone color has always been an important aspect of Emanuele Errante’s music. Drawing from both electronic and acoustic sources, his compositions paint impressionistic vignettes with sonic intensities. As a follow-up to Errante’s recent collaboration album with Dakota Suite and Dag Rosenqvist on Karaoke Kalk, the sonically rich soundscapes of »The Evanescence of a Thousand Colors« again highlight the importance of listening to one another - they are an almost wordless appeal for a more colorful world.
Fierbințeanu - The Great Scheme Of Things
The Great Scheme Of Things is a new concept for Fierbinteanu, an interdisciplinary project, consisting of an LP, a performance involving dance, visuals and theatrical elements, a concert and an experimental film made up of the videos of all the songs on the album. The Great Scheme Of Things can also take the shape of an art installation or an editorial project. Created, recorded and produced from 2016 to 2018, the music of The Great Scheme Of Things is at the core of the performance that has been featured in several national and international art festivals, so far. It’s a committed message to Humanity, in this day and age.
Frédéric D. Oberland - Labyrinth (NAHAL Recordings)
Multi-instrumentalist, musician, photographer and co-founder of groups such as Oiseaux-Tempête, Le Réveil des Tropiques, FOUDRE!, The Rustle Of The Stars and FareWell Poetry, Frédéric D. Oberland presents his sophomore solo album, Labyrinth, a condensed version of a sound and visual installation created in the basement of the contemporary art space Labanque in Béthune. Rich in instrumentation the album is sometimes rough (electric guitars, console feedbacks, bursts of transformed drums and saxophone screams crackling in their dissonance) and at other moments delicate (hushed and scattered chords of piano, mellotron and distant synths in whispering voices). Accompanied by the drumming and spatial mixing by Jules Wysocki, the six connected stages/chapters of this immersive journey embrace expanse. In a continuous game of call and response between the intimate and the vast, 'Labyrinth' plays with the dynamics, the silence and the musical genres (ambient, free-jazz, electronics, acousmatic), kneading and pulling the form and structure of the tracks in ever changing attempts towards transfiguring the chaos.
VA - Girih: Iranian Sound Artists (Zabte Sote)
Experimental electronic musicians from Iran have marked their prints on the face of the universal experimental music scene for some time now, though the manner in which their status went from "non-existent" to "present" and from "silent" to "noisy" might somehow seem "unpredictable" to the naked eye. The way these small individual girihs have become conjoint in order to make a larger design, might at some point seem arbitrary and even accidental. Nevertheless, by following the patterns in which the branches of a river are spreading and by trailing all its curves and bends, we find a sense of order in chaos. This compilation is trying to transform the chapter from "individual" to "crowd", at the same time, still maintaining "independence". This inevitable spread of fractures, better not be tamed but explored, as us, musicians, are all exploring and experimenting while trying to keep our unique identities originated from our homeland, our experiences, our struggles and our principles.