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D'INCISE - Assemblee, Relache, Rejouissance, Parade

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Moving Furniture Records MFR075 / INSUB.records cd03
Release Year: 2019
Note: two long pieces or 'projects' with the approach of bringing back "music to the experimental area": a traditional dance from central France "L'Anglard de St-Donat" serves as inspiration, by using detuned organ sounds in context with bowed metal sticks.. additional sounds from harmonium, banjo and double bass lead to highly idiosyncratic results.. - again, the Swiss artist proves to be able to create something beyond all genres, music for new synapses... ed. of 200 copies
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A collaborative release between Moving Furniture Records and INSUB.records. For Swiss customers we recommend to order from their shop insub.org

"Assemble, relche, rjouissance, parade" or another long, unspeakable, French, title (that would somehow translate as " Assembly, pause, rejoicing, parade").
Words that conjure ideas of music used in public, and social rituals.

The two distinct pieces experiment with the "bringing back" (re-injection?) of music into the experimental area. Do not see anything pretentious about it, it is rather a very personal path,
in the sense, among others, to not forbid certain aspects of music to make appearances, making bridges between conceptuality, and simplicity.

The first part, "L'Anglard de St-Donat", is constructed around a mazurka tune, a traditional dance from Central-France, played by Alfred Mouret, after his father Franois "L'Anglard".
But the four short "songs" are not to be seen as a reinterpretation (they're certainly not danceable), rather as a basis for d'incise's own research.
Solid drones and recurrent structures are built with recordings of bowed and struck metal objects and (sounds of various) instruments make counterpoints and quasi-melodic lines.

Then in "Le dsir" the strategy is mirrored, electronics (detuned organs) make the rigid, and slightly awkward, context for the bowed metal sticks, tuned in relation to the electronics, to be played semi-improvised, and take a sort of soloist position, instabilities of both the objects and the gestures suddenly become open to interpretations and expressions. This piece is one of d'incise's actual solo live performances.

Composed, recorded and mixed by d'incise at Insub.studio, Geneva, 2017.
L'Anglard de St-Donat, assembled from recordings of bowed metallic objects, electric organ, harmonium, banjo & double bass
Le dsir, bowed metallic sticks, performed live, over detuned/retuned organ backgrounds.