Label: Mental Groove Records
ジュネーブ美術館[MEG]と協力して出版を行うMental Groove RecordsのCD作品。本作は音楽と現代美術の両方で活動するという作家Julien Perezよる非常に質の高いミニマル・ミュージック集。MEG関連のリリースという事でやはり圧倒的に民族音楽的アプローチが強く、試聴の通りそれが電気的な要素と相待ってとても良い高揚 & 疾走のバランスを生み出しています。大推薦。
Co-published by the prestigious Museum of Ethnography of Geneva and renowned Swiss label Mental Groove Records, this second album entitled Chambre Sonore (Sonic Chamber) continues a new series of CDs devoted to contemporary compositions sourced from the monumental audio archives of the Museum (read below*).
Julien Perez is a singer, songwriter and musician working between the music industry and contemporary art. Since 2012, he records in French under the PEREZ moniker for Dirty (Pilooski, Dirty Soundsystem) and Barclay Records, mixing pop songwriting, electronic music and narrative codes. He has collaborated with Saâdane Afif, Benoit Maire, Ange Leccia, Feiko Beckers, Julien Magre or Tony Regazzoni and likes to bring his sound to unusual places, generating new interpretations.
Julien talks about Chambre Sonore (Sonic Chamber):
"The musical pieces of Chambre Sonore have been created from ethnographic recordings to which I have added sonic treatments usually used to electronic and pop music, like delay, reverb, pitch shift, editing or superposition…
By nature, an ethnographic recording is valuable as an archive, one listens to it as part of a whole collection aimed to witness the specificities of a musical culture in the most exhaustive and precise way.
Here, the 12 short musical pieces of Chambre Sonore, used in the video installation of Ange Leccia, are more likely intended to make the visitors aware of the incredible diversity of sonic textures that draw the musical map of our world, by allowing them to hear a (short) anthology of the most noticeable ones. Also allowing connections between various sonic textures suggests that a formal dialogue can exist between different aesthetic communities, chronologically or geographically remote."