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Comte, Richard

Derive de la base et du sommet

Comte, Richard: Derive de la base et du sommet (nunc.)

Translating to "Base and vertex drift", French guitarist Richard Comte (Hippie Diktat, Vegan Dallas) present four darkly ominous solo works on electric guitar through slowly shifting chords and deep reverberation, punctuated with ringing tones and light moments that peer through sonic clouds, his ambience a backdrop to alternations of lucidity and submersion.

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Label: nunc.
Catalog ID: 022
Squidco Product Code: 32085

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in 2018-2019, by Richard Comte.


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"Richard Comte is focused on the sonic possibilities of the guitar, drawing timeless spaces, from loud immersive drones to spacious resonances bordering on silence itself. He played with improvisers Simon H. Fell, Mark Sanders, Shabaka Hutchings, Mars Williams, Jim Black, and he interpreted contemporary music pieces from Michael Pissaro, Eliane Radigue, Fausto Romitelli. He works also in the field of contemporary dance, theater and visual arts. In 2017 he founded Nunc., a label dedicated to liberate and open music."

-Richard Comte Website (

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track listing:

1. Al 14:25

2. Od 7:21

3. Im 7:58

4. Is 11:35
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"An immersion in the bedrock, compressed and deadened matter which keeps all the sounds of the world muffled in its mineral darkness. Struck, fractured, beaten by the machine, the sound mass relinquish blocks of clatter, cries out under the acid ribbons, exhales stridencies. The tunnel borer crushes, saws, undermines, makes the sound rock dance, jams. Here and there, luminous gaps and brass flights, quickly drowned in the fog. One no longer distinguishes the vibration of the world from that of the machine, the silence from the sound, the sadness of man from that of matter. The sky opens, the wave stretches, the world hollows out and ends where the death-knell tolls."-nunc.

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