Occlusions

A 2 track experimental album (36m 3s) — released June 18th 2012 on Editions Mego

Side A :: "Occlusion (Rue de Bitche)" (18:17)

Recorded on February 18th, 2012 at LES ATELIERS DE BITCHE, Nantes, France.
Performed on a 4.2 Quad Array, captured in stereo from the performer's perspective on a Zoom H1 HANDY RECORDER (auto level :: OFF)

Side B :: "Occlusion (Weteringschans)" (17:47)

Recorded on February 25th, 2012 at PARADISO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Performed on a 4.2 Quad Array, captured in stereo from the performer's perspective on a Zoom H1 HANDY RECORDER (auto level :: ON)

Cut at D+M, Berlin at 45 rpm

"Occlusion" is a loose framework for a multi-channel, freely improvised piece of LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC, performed without the aid or consent of pre-recorded or even pre-arranged materials of any kind. A given realization will last between 10 and 30 minutes ; time is elastic. Every effort has been made to avoid divisible rhythms (although mistakes are occasionally made) ... Still, I consider it a "kind" of Dance Music.

These two realizations, recorded a week apart at festivals in France and The Netherlands during February 2012, capture the piece (much like those on the "Generators" LP) in two entirely different iterations, in states of (A) a mildly inebriated bliss & (B) an arbitrarily triggered blind rage. Both recordings were made at 24-bit, 96khz through the absolute cheapest means available to the consumer to do so. They sound fantastic.

"Occlusions" is a companion piece to "Generators" in that they share the same tool-set ... however, it is the FREE JAZZ yang to Generator's MINIMALIST yin. It is not recommended to those seeking meter, melody, cleanliness, or a clearly outlined organizational sense.

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