January 23, 2015
January 17, 2015
An interesting compilation featuring one track by Kecap Tuyul
Originally posted on Treetrunk Records:
AN UNAUTHORIZED TRIBUTE TO RAPOON BY VARIOUS ARTISTS
Why pay tribute to Robin Storey’s Rapoon? As a listener, Robin’s music was immediately interesting to me, because drone music as a genre was something I hadn’t yet heard. Soon, I became captivated by this conversation between sounds– samples interacting, some looped, others making unique or shorter appearances.
Technically, then, this was musique concrete– or largely that. It was also listenable– very “musical” in a traditional sense. Like with Zoviet France, Robin’s Rapoon tracks pulsed along with the best of the minimalists. They also showed me that world sounds and “Western” sounds could interact, and that beats did not have to be mathematically regular.
In creating new songs, Rapoon broke a lot of rules I thought existed for music. But this was done in such a compelling and pleasing way. I was very fortunate to collaborate with Robin briefly in the early…
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January 5, 2015
Kecap Tuyul : acoustic & electric guitars
With sounds from
– Oya Dante “Tete Monde” on track 9
– Brian Lewis Saunder “Razen-the confessor/Classwar Karaoke Friends-pickle all enemies” on track 10
Recorded in various places 2012-2014
May 12, 2014
“There is a charming satisfaction in successfully collaborating with someone over the Internet. Two people in different countries sharing ideas, critiquing in constructive ways, producing sounds brought out from hearing what the other has done – those are a few of the joys that come from working with someone who listens. Long distance improvisation in non-real time.
Kecap Tuyul and I spent a good amount of time working on, ultimately, four audio tracks. We were patient. We were willing to work until they were the best we could do.
We hope you are able to get some pleasure from listening to what we did together.”
(Presentation text from Jeff Sampson, april 2014)
March 25, 2014
February 15, 2014
January 4, 2014
New solo album: Restes out on Eg0cide Productions. As often, it is based on improvisations on prepared guitar. But this time the raw material has been overdubbed later and gave birth to some kind of weird, foggy “songs” (?).
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Charles premier is an electroacoustic composer and improviser. He builds his own instruments, and used them in a live context for the first time during this summer 2012 sessions (with the Elektranuss Orkhestra & Kecap Tuyul)
Matthew Tyas is a multimedia artist (composer/songwriter, multi-instrumentist, improviser, film-maker). On this recording he played his main instrument : piano (but prepared this time) and voice.
With special thanks to Philippe Petitpré (Mescalibur) who made these meetings happen.
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September 8, 2012
My other shadow is a completely acoustic album, rather lo-fi and mostly improvised during a rainy week of april 2012 (although using also some old recordings from 2009-2010)
Special thanks to Kecap Tilil for having pushed me to record acoustic guitar, and to C.P. Mc Dill for the support and release on his netlabel Webbed Hand Records.
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