In the cave (2001)

1 November 2001. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Second album in 2001, consists of 15 pieces for nightlife, a little claustrophobic in vocal and physical consonances. Composition from actual sound of whispering resonances. Granular soundscape times. Webs of human voice and articulated synthetic voice.

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(cover : St. John the Baptist in the attributes of Bacchus by Leonard De Vinci - 1516)

The drone
The prison
L-I-N-E
David and Goliath
The house
A world
The cold
The race
Well
In the cave
Bubbles
Dance from there
Pots
City map
Spit

The drone

Duration: 2’14s. First intervention in a voice ribbon on a quirky rhythm, moving towards a coarse granularity.

The prison

Duration: 3’03s. Vibrating pipes, rubbing, rolling against each other, and vague cries of some instruments away, more and more tired. Footsteps very strong resonant away, hissing.

L-I-N-E

Duration: 4’17s. Synthetic voice audibly drawing lines. Language mixtures.

David and Goliath

Duration: 3’31s. Small acute and clever rhythmic percussion against low frequency of large pipe.

The house

Duration: 3’19s. A house is at a fixed place, but here it’s the place to which we run, a haven of peace urgently.

A World

Duration: 3’51s. Voices of souls who flit in a dark universe, a vast cave arches on underground lakes.

The cold

Duration: 3’19s. The breath is short in the cold. The temperature stings the skin. Everything seems to be scarce, even the sound seems to disappear at times.

The race

Duration: 3’36s. Cheerful and friendly competition.

Well

Duration: 0’10s. A rapid dive, thrown into a well.

In the cave

Duration: 3’22s. From inside the cave, the top sounds resonate, roll over each other, impacting countless stone tracery.

Bubbles

Duration: 2’07s. Vibrating air bubbles which generate, collide, and rise into the air more quickly.

Dance from there

Duration: 3’34s. Moment of celebration. Traditional percussion that burst sorrow and restore life.

Pots

Duration: 2’05s. Granularity metal reverberated in all directions.

City map

Duration: 3’12s. At the exit of the cave, several years after the confinement, while the outside world is mysterious and imperceptible, abroad, resonating in the head of these noises, past memories, voice snippets. Everything comes back gradually, but in a large strangeness.

Spit

Duration: 3’06s. Synthetic voices that seek to defend themselves against the aggression of human mouths, looking to pronounce words.

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