• Ecosystems-CD

Seth Nehil & Bruno Duplant - (eco)systems


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Fresh in the post from Russia, via STELLAGE - this hallucinatory amalgamation of otherwordly soundscapes and sonic scenarios from Seth Neil & Bruno Deplant -

one of two new CD's in the steadily growing discography of solid experimental music and sound art the label and the artists that find themselves there -

(eco)systems is a mix of acoustic instruments, field recordings, digital and analogue synths, structured in algorithmic cycles, random fluctuations, slow evolutions and large timescales, networks of events, systems of repetition, interactions between sound characters, a movement of cut / copy / paste, erase & rewrite in an endlessly renewed back and forth, a fluid and evocative movement, until two ecosystems emerged, as fictitious as they are real.

(eco)systems is a brand new collaboration between Portland-based multimedia artist Seth Nehil (Senufo Editions, Opal Tapes, and/OAR) and prolific French sound enthusiast and composer Bruno Duplant (Mappa, Falt, Crónica). In their solo work, both Nehil and Duplant consciously blur the boundaries between acoustic and electronic sounds, and (eco)systems, their first collaboration, follows a similar sonic trajectory.

Across two numerically titled pieces the duo simulate and explore various biomes, weather conditions, environments and creatures. Insect-like chirps echo in cavernous spaces, distorting synthesizers disintegrate into silence. At one moment thumping rhythms resemble a creature's heartbeat, at another you hear what sounds like rainfall deep in a deciduous forest during a summer storm. Synthetic, almost cinematic soundscapes slowly morph into imagined underwater worlds, only to dissolve into vast, falling waterfalls. More serene, almost ambient passages evoke rays of sunlight piercing through clouds after intense rainfall.

There is an incredibly impressive fluidity and variety to Duplant's and Nehil's work on (eco)systems. Sound sources intertwine and morph in disorienting ways, as a listener you're constantly being transported by the evocative nature of the music. The dizzying complexity of these pieces seemingly ignores the ocean that separates these two artists - one based in Northern France, the other in the Western United States. (eco)systems sounds like two well-acquainted friends in yet another deep conversation."

really special, beautifully crafted sound art. Oddball ambience galore.
If you enjoyed that Yas-Kaz we had here, Tomoko Sauvage, output on labels such as Kammklang, and of course early avant-garde creations from the likes of Pierre Henry, Eliane Radique - or if you're just a sonically curious and open minded individual that wants to experience a different kind of sound-world, then feel free to delve into this CD with confidence.

Over 60mins run time,
packed on a killer looking CD edition designed by Entr'acte boss Allon Kaye.
includes DL code.

Biome 2378 (33'42"mins)
Biome 9141215 (32'20"mins)

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