"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


01/02/2013

7 scories


"7 scories", a new opus by Paul Collins & Palix : 7 tracks created in 2009 for Festival Pied Nu
in Le Havre (France), remixed in 2012 & released by "Care Not Care" label.

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a review in VITAL WEEKLY - number 871 - week 9

COLLINS & PALIX - 7 SCORIES 
 'Scorie' is of course not a real word. It's a combination of 'score' and 'story', and the two musicians see their work as 'assisted improvisations: improvisations that are recorded, remixed, learned, replayed, re-recorded, re-remixed' etc.' We have one Palix here on laptop. He's a man that does the field recordings, electro-acoustic sounds and electronics. Paul Collins, an older gentleman (who saw Soft Machine play at the age of fourteen, so go figure), plays sruti box, guitar, piano and effects. They worked together before, on an album called 'Wipe Out' (2005), which I didn't hear. Six of the seven pieces here were recorded in 2009, while one piece is from 2007. All of these pieces were recorded live, but 'newly remixed and remastered'. It still sounds, most of the times, like a live release, so it's a bit unclear for me what this 'replayed, re-recorded, re-remixed' is all about. I thought this had to do with taking a bunch of live recordings and cut 'n paste these recordings together and make up an entirely new pieces. But the second piece (all untitled) sound pretty much like a straight forward live recording. The improvised aspect of this music is pretty high obviously and that is hidden away in the fact of some sort of processing, post-editing or anything like that. There is however an element of drone music in here, through the use of the sruti box, guitar and effects, in which piano, objects and field recordings sit in quite nicely. So it's not always the most traditional kind of improvised music, but also not really quite difficult to access. It crosses over between improvised music with a slight jazz like feeling, musique concrete and drone. Maybe not something that stuck immediately, but was quite pleasant to hear. (FdW) 


snippets by Anaïs Prosaïc

"Univers sonores hallucinatoires
frontières brouillées du rêve éveillé et de l'insomnie,
pulsation tribale née de la mécanique des bruits
abstract techno ténébreuse
sons continus de claviers coincés
décomposition du vacarme harmonisé
brouillage de sons riches et denses
pour science-fiction déglinguée
filtrages et manipulations
ambient ..."


 

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