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Akama, Ryoko / Bruno Duplant: Immobilite [CASSETTE + download] (Notice Recordings)

An album of gradually moving electronics and organ written by Bruno Duplant and performed with Ryoko Akama, "immobile" focuses on texture and subtle harmonics, with faint inferences emerging around the sonic surfaces, for a rich and tense audio environment.

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Edition of 100. Includes unlimited streaming of immobilité via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Label: Notice Recordings
Catalog ID: NTR036
Squidco Product Code: 21501

Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette


Ryoko Akama-electronics

Bruno Duplant-organ, electronics, composer

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track listing:


1. l'immobilite (n'existe pas) 25:31 SIDE B

1. meme place 25:34

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"Although living in separate European countries, Akama (electronics) and Duplant (organ, electronics) have forged a strong musical bond on a handful of collaborative releases, often with titles related to nothingness, which, in turn, mirrors the minimal, contemplative drone pieces contained therein. As its own titling suggests, immobilité ("immobility") extends their musical concerns, and distills them in an extraordinarily rich way. More textural than event-based, these pieces are exquisitely paced to complement their roomy, crackling palette. Starting from two points-Duplant's minimal score and his own parts-Akama reaches for more synthetic sounds than she has in the past. Duplant has resisted being labeled as a Wandelweiser composer. There is an element here that's more personal to this duo, even down to the ticking of a clock. immobilité is a purposeful new statement from two artists who enthusiastically acknowledge their musical kinship."-Notice Recordings

"Bruno Duplant, who, something that is also suggested, wrote a minimal score and who refuses to be called a Wandelweiser composer, composed the two pieces here. I am not sure how this was then performed. Maybe Ryoko Akama recorded her part at home and then Duplant added his and did the mix? Maybe that was it? I can imagine however that it would be great for two people to sit down and perform this kind of music together. There is an excellent drone like quality to the music but there is also a very fine 'live' element to the music. The instruments, whatever 'electronics' exactly might be, are not being recorded by using a line-in input on a device of some kind, but rather picked up by a microphone in the space, recording the instrument, the amplification (which hoovers close to feedback from time to time) and the space. This adds a great vibrancy to the music. The A-side 'L'Immobilité (n'existe pas)' is an all-electronic drone-like excursion while on 'Même Place' there is some sort of acoustic sound, which comes in like tidal waves and sometimes it seems as if we hear a clock ticking amidst of these sine wave like sounds. [...]"-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly

Edition of 100. Includes unlimited streaming of immobilité via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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