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Hippie Diktat: Gran Sasso [VINYL] (nunc.)

The 3rd album from the French Hippie Diktat trio of Antoine Viard on baritone sax, Julien Chamla on drums and Richard Comte on guitar, drawing parallels to Sunn O))) and the raw power of Peter Brötzmann, here in a four-part work of primal rhythms and powerful textures, applying the use of space and timing around repetition to create a bedrock of brawny sound.
 

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Richard Comte-guitar

Julien Chamla-drums

Antoine Viard-bartone saxophone


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Label: nunc.
Catalog ID: 010
Squidco Product Code: 32091

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: France
Packaging: LP
Recorded by Antonin Rayon.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Hippie Diktat opens a breach in time. The repetitive rhythms inherited from a Steve Reich dig deep into the granite and the impressive sound mass -worthy of Sunn O)))- releases an infinite solar space. For his 3rd album, Gran Sasso, Hippie Diktat plays with space and time and transports us to a striking elsewhere."-NUNC


Artist Biographies

"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 (http://www.richardcomte.com/RichardComteWebsite/Richard_Comte_Website.html)
6/17/2024

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"Throughout hundreds of performances all around Europe on the experimental, improvised music and alternative rock scenes, Julien Chamla developed a unique vocabulary focused on tension, roughness and repetition. Eager to unlearn and to strip down the musical matter, his work is now mainly connected to primitive, trance and ritualistic music. Amongst others, he's involved in the bands Tripes, Helved Rüm, Ritual Extra, Aquaserge, and many dance and circus projects."

-Hippie Diktat Website (http://hippiediktat.com/HippieDiktat_Website/About.html)
6/17/2024

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Antoine Viard is a French saxophonist, known for the groups, Hippie Diktat, ITHAK, Pipeline, Urban Sax, and Umlaut Big Band. He is also a member of Frederick Galiay's Camaeleo Vulgaris.



"COAX Collective's Artistic Director, Antoine Viard develops a singular saxophone practical based on the sound and its componants. Electric or acoustic, he enforces his rough/free playing with bands like Hippie Diktat, Chameleo Vulgaris, Uns, in his solo project Tumulus or in improvising collaborations with Peter Brötzmann, Eve Risser, Frederick Galiay, Guillaume Orty..."

-Squidco, Hippie Diktat Website (http://hippiediktat.com/HippieDiktat_Website/About.html)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Part I 11:22

2. Part II 6:27

SIDE B



1. Part III 17:32

2. Part IV 5:10

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