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pierre-andré arcand “eres + 16” compact disc
- au-dela des machines (6:52)
- eha! (4:58)
- s'abolir sonore (5:49)
- bus sub (3:25)
- ke klock iiiiiiiii (6:03)
- voix virtuelles (8:14)
- rires construits (3:12)
- real to reel (9:33)
- ankja (6:38)
|1995 release ; second disc of the massive “eres” trilogy ...|
one of the many, many projects that’s been on the back-burner since the inception of mms back in 2001 was to acquire copies of, then expose you all to the recorded work of canadian sound-poet/artist pierre-andrè arcand, who, with little fanfare, released these life-changing discs back in the mid-late 90s ...
you often hear (and i often read, via various press releases describing various bands, mainly from brooklyn, mainly influenced by a combination of “gang of four” and “animal collective,” but i digress) the phrase “X was ahead of its / their time” ... arcand is a prime example of someone who was about a decade ahead of their time, or at least the time in which their work could be understood in the greater context of artists working on the fringes of sound-poetry, real-time tape-loop / minimalism, and home-built electronic sound-capturing / modification devices towards a common goal of ultra-personalized long-form music ...
this material, largely composed & performed in real time using rube goldeberg-esque array of cassette and tape loop apparatus & his own voice, framed by folks such as spencer yeh or jason lescalleet’s contemporary work, suddenly makes a hell of a lot of sense to me and, hopefully (by proxy at least) many of mms’ customer-base ... the impact these discs had on me upon first discovering them back in the late 90s is palpable ; but right now they sound like the perfect combination of jerry-rigged live-electronics, the most wasted / transgressive sound-poetry tactics, and a kind of anti-music sentiment that should appeal to just about anyone that’s ever dragged a microphone across the floor & fed it through a delay pedal (a good percentage of you i’d imagine) ... in many ways they’re the missing link between henri chopin, bernard heidsieck, and françois dufrêne’s 60s voice/electronic experiments and the contemporary wave of throat-mangle antics (see: dylan nyoukis, any number of harsh noise / power electronics acts) ...
highly recommended, but please please go for all three discs in the series ; they’re set up to run continually as a single piece work (despite only being available as individual discs) ... the track numbers even continue on from the previous volume(s) !!!
a work by:pierre-andré arcand
audio sculptures on looped magnetic tape. all of the pieces were composed using the macchina ricordi, a modified tape recorder that allows for the simultaneous broadcast and “sound on sound” recording of evolutive audio cycles. the verbal, the vocal, noises and instruments are captured, processed and structured by repetition and accumulation. the live manufacturing process of a stratified audio space, plural singing, a numerous rumour.