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Fouick: Blick & Jean-Marc Foussat: Mastic Boreal (Fou Records)

Primarily a creative filmmaker, Blick here provides narrative improvisation--phonemes, gutturals, word fragments, and spoken word--over improvising keyboardist Jean-Marc Foussat's Synthi AKS, creating expansive landscapes or curious audio aberrations, through four recordings demonstrating a diverse set of sonic environments interweaving voice and sound.

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UPC: 3426300098511

Label: Fou Records
Catalog ID: FR-CD22
Squidco Product Code: 24833

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Garenne-Colmbes, France , in 2016, by Jean-Marc Foussat.



Jean-Marc Foussat-Synthi AKS, voix

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track listing:

1. Aplati l'Horizon 12:28

2. Normal 17:33

3. Traces d'Edquives 18:32

4. Ocilletons 12:31
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"Mastic Boreal brings together four musical tales. Their textures are obscure. Their torments are alive. Their wanderings remain without maps. Their thorns hang. Their confessions deal with ear infections. Interweave interferences between music and voice. Borders are blurred. No matter the loss of reference. Let us continue to advance in this suffocating mist. Let's squeak and let's glimpse a glimpse of the black shores. The contours of the horizons are caulked with mastic. Only a few reflections will bring us northern."-Fou (via Google translate)

"FOUICK : duo born of the coagulation between a sound distiller and a film maker. Jean-Marc Foussat & Blick

Together, in the studios of Fou Records, they pace the continents of musical and narrative improvisation. A sort of renovation of the genre "musical tale".

Whilst the one plays a musical invention, the other unfolds a vortex of imprecation. Jean-Marc Foussat extract of his synthesizer, toys, calls and his voice, some musical possibilities. Protuberance of the notes, vocal scansion, incongruent interference, everything contributes to the invention of an improbable but sonorous aggregate. At the same time, Blick is inaccurate. From his breath to the microphone, he let go all the words said live of his visions. Protest, chewing, observation allow the twists and turns of stories lucubrant but audible."-Fou Records (translated by Google)

Artist Biographies:

"Designer and filmmaker, he was born in Rouergue and grew up in Camargue, Mr Blick made his studies in economy here and there, at the School of Fine Arts and later on at the Film School of Lodz in Poland.

Diverse stories are present in most of his drawings, photos, improvised poems and installations. Specialized in video graphics, he makes eccentric cinematographic researches which carry him to visual and narrative explorations off the screen. He performs several activities at the same time, he is the coordinator of " Faites de la Lumiere", performer in an itinerant rural cabaret, designer of a film disassembling software etc; during all this ventures his drawing practice always accompanies him.

His films have been showed at numerous international festivals.His performances, installations, photos and drawings exhibitions have been held in New York, Brussels, Bilbao, Eindhoven, Liege and Taverny and Paris."

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"Jean-Marc Foussat (born March 19, 1955 in Oran ) is a French composer and improvisational musician ( guitar, piano, live electronics ).

Since the mid-1970s, Foussat had belonged to groups such as Lézard Marçio, in which he contributed the sounds of concrete music with magnetic tapes. In 1981, he finished his first solo album, Abattage, which was released in 1983. In the ensemble Marteau Rouge (with the guitarist Jean-François Pauvros and the drummer Makoto Sato), he also collaborated with Evan Parker. Together with the saxophonist Sylvain Guérineau, he formed the duo Aliquid, which also appeared with Joe McPhee ( Quod, 2014). In addition to soloprograms, he also starred with Noël Akchoté / Roger Turner, Samuel Blaser, Émilie Lesbros, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro and numerous other musicians, as well as the Fortuna 21 Octet of Raymond Boni and the department of education psychique on."

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