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Theodor Bastard - Vetvi [vinyl LP]

THEODOR BASTARD "VETVI" VINYL LP - RELEASE DATE: 28.10.2016

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PERNICE, LAURENT
HUMUS - MUSIQUES IMMOBILIES 5-15

Monochrome Vision, 2004 | mv01

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PERNICE, LAURENT. HUMUS - MUSIQUES IMMOBILIES 5-15

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"Descendre"
"Fluide"
"Accrocs"

Fresh views for academic avantgarde, from the different sides of microtonal music, reductive minimalism and other methods of digital decomposition. Laurent Pernice is very talented and multifaceted french composer and multi-instrumentalist active since 80s, his artistic life was segmented to several periods, when he was moving easily from one style to another: non-academic avantgarde, industrial rock, psychedelic dub, techno-ambient, microtonal music, dancefloor polystylistics and electronic jazz.

For those who are uninitiated with French composer and multi-instrumentalist Laurent Pernice, his recent album Humus - Musiques Immobiles is a great place to start. His background in music is deep and varied, having played in groups such as Nox and German band POL. During the 1980s, Pernice drifted easily from one style to another, taking influence from avant-garde, industrial rock, electronic jazz and psychedelic dub. Although his output of music has not always displayed obvious academic fronts, his latest on Monochrome Vision is undoubtedly a study work. An extensive amount of effort has been given to detail, with each of the ten pieces intricately embracing the unlikely alliances of chance, desire, mistakes, sensitivity, pleasure, and contradictions. The micro tonal flux found on "Descendre" rotate and spin into a haphazard result yielding great moments from the most subtle and minute manipulations. Each sound is allowed to forge its way freely, without the restraints of heavy processing and editing; they are permitted to run liberated, producing a kind of minimal music that is truly alive and beautiful. The faint whirs and chirps streaming through "Accrocs" reminds me of the pioneering chance music of John Cage, done with such precision and awareness, that the music alone doesn't tell a story, but can possess all the dramatic sensations and emotion found in lyrics. The chosen words of "immobile music" is appropriate in every sense, as it is not the music itself that is in motion, but the senses of the listener, scattering, then regrouping in a never-ending continuum which cycles amongst itself until the sound's own construction is eventually designed. Stark and subdued, this CD is a bold and commanding work that demands notice, and transmits a strange and simple distinction. Rich, trembling notes of a double bass is heard on the soothing "The Sirens," using extreme frequencies to sculpt an alternating calm and tension effect, utilizing atmosphere and interchanging climates. Silence plays an integral role within the tracks, often toying gently with expectation and outcome. The majority of the pieces could probably go on forever and not sound the same for any given thirty seconds. It is rewarding not because of the sounds and melodies, but ultimately because of my own human attentiveness, subconsciously molding the substance into new forms, creating further structures and realms. In the words of Cage himself, Laurent Pernice's music softly eases its way into a pleasant journey over a land of "imaginary landscapes."
Kevin Chong www.brainwashed.com (31 January 2005)

Although I don't think much music by Laurent Pernice was reviewed in Vital Weekly, he is one of the busiest people in electronic music in France. His first solo album is from 1989 and after that he played with Nox and after that dabbled around in many different musical styles, such as ambient, techno and like on this new solo release, pure electronic music. In all of his various outings he stumbled upon accidents in the studio, and by these accidents started to move by themselves and loop around. Laurent Pernice calls this 'Musiques Immobiles', but it's certainly music that moves, me thinks. The first piece he did with his new concept was a doublebass with some high notes and a zither played with bass drumsticks. In a way, Pernice re-invents by new means, the chance music of John Cage. That first creation is not on this CD, as we started with number five onwards. Despite the interesting talk on the cover, much of the immovable musics of Pernice, are sample based ambient music s. Some of these are a bit more gritty of tone like 'Descendre', but the sampled and processed humming of 'Cytryth' is definetely smoothly played ambient music. Not that this is a big problem for me, as I think this is a very nice album of minimal, almost static sounds, that somehow each move in it's own way. There is enough variation throughout these tracks to keep the attention going, although maybe some of the pieces are a bit long. And not being too familiar with his older stuff, I think that's something to search for.
Frans de Waard, Vital #429, week 27 (30 June 2004)





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