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28 November 2014

Today November 28, 2014 is the birthday of Laetitia Sonami (1957).

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28 November 2014

We suggest you check out Morphogenèse by Erik Nyström, the latest addition to our shop.

28 November 2014
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20 November 2014

Today on electro:thèque, hear a full album stream of Titakti by Philippe Le Goff.

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12 November 2014
By François Couture in Monsieur Délire (Québec), November 12, 2014

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“… the kind of record that will always give you something more.”

[Translation] Who has the biggest sound? Paul Dolden, of course. Who could forget the dense, far-reaching, implacable sonic environments of L’ivresse de la vitesse and Délires de plaisirs? Dolden, after eight years of silence on record, is back with one of his strangest, deepest, most off-kilter works to date. This CD features two works. Who Has the Biggest Sound is a 15-movement, 52-minute opus where minute details pile up (and up, and up) to form… high-speed musical chases… dysfunctional country songs and tangos… and choirs of human, mammal, and insect voices. A master of ceremony steps in at times to try to put some order in the proceedings - comic relief that works well at times (More Unanswered Questions) but falls flat elsewhere. It’s the only weak link in an otherwise astounding work. And spoiler alert: it’s nature who has the biggest sound, the nicest melodies, and who plays the fastest. By a long shot. The second work on this CD is The Un-tempered Orchestra, a highly entertaining ride through non-Bach-approved tuning (and detuning) systems that can’t fail to evoke Harry Partch - if he’d ever had access to a 100+ ensemble. Dolden’s work - like Noah Creshevsky’s or MC Maguire’s - is so rich in layers that a single listen won’t reveal everything. Actually, this is the kind of record that will always give you something more. Strongly recommended.

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