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|alga marghen (italy) #alga planam golda lp|
planam (italy) #planam golda lp
gol / iancu dumitrescu / ana-maria avram “musique directe” long playing record
- musique directe ii (5:37)
- musique directe i (6:50)
- musique directe iii (5:09)
- etude granulaire (7:00)
- musique directe iv (9:20)
|december 2008 release ; first of two lps pitting the french gol ensemble (samon takahashi’s name jumps out, but there’s also jean-marcel busson, frédéric rebotier, and ravi sharda) against titans of contemporary sound ; here the romanian husband-wife team of iancu dumitrescu & ana-maria avram ...|
using dumitrescu’s mutating digital processes as a launching-point, the full ensemble get deep into an updated form of the classic electro-acoustic improv spec, taking in all manner of fizzing electronics (both analogue & digital ; listen to the sound-sample), densely fuzzed-out instrumental playing (the long section of destroyed acoustic bass during “musique directe ii” is quite nice) and thick swatches of hazy, sliding forms reminiscient of il gruppo’s various outings ...
lp comes in full alga marghen spec, with a single-sided insert with an “improvisation sketch” for the unheard (here, at least) “musique directe v” ... excellent work !!!
|alga marghen press release...|
g o l / d u m i t r e s c u / a v r a m
(cat no. planam golda)
entering their twentieth year of existence, the gol orchestra, together with the label planam, celebrates and starts a new program of collaborations: the gollaboration series.
volume 1, hence the title "musique directe", shows the band facing the leaders of roumenian spectralism ana-maria avaram and iancu dumitrescu. electric and intense spontaneous experiments, on the edge of electroacoustic music and primitive avant-garde. live recordings in marseille and paris with the participation of ansamblul hyperion members petru and matei teodorescu on one track.
gol was formed in 1988 in paris by jean-marcel busson, frédéric rebotier, ravi sharda and samon takahashi. the quartet embodies, within a post-dada spirit, a lost rural tradition. gol plays flute, horns, guitar, violin, toys, selfmanufactured instruments, tapes, turntables, voices, various percussion instruments and electronics, an appropriateness of both traditional string instrument and handmade low fi equipment. gol's first lp (gol lp 01), issued in 1993, compiles their first items (88-92) based on vinyl- record's scratching, tape's cut-ups and acoustic instruments. the issuing of this lp was followed by a 9 years long hibernation. since 2002, the band is back together to pursue its common research and play together of instinct and invention. their music, electroacoustic oriented, is partially improvised and partly tense. at the time of a collaboration with roumanian composer iancu dumitrescu, gol developped a score system knowned as « layer's leaf ». through this system, they could elaborate an hybrid music, between orchestral conduct and free interpretation of movements.
edition limited to 300 copies, also including the graphic score of "musique directe iv".