Label: Firecracker Recordings – FIREC 020LP Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition Country: UK Released: Nov 14, 2016 Genre: Electronic Style: Industrial, IDM, Downtempo, Abstract, Experimental, Rhythmic Noise, Dark Ambient
Les Graciés is a collaboration in the truest sense between Paris-based sound artist Gaël Segalen and Deepblak co-founder Afrikan Sciences.
Segalen’s experiments in electroacoustic sound met the wider world this year via a debut LP for Erratum, an arresting work that showcases her ability to merge hypnotic murk ala Angus MacLise with the hard concréte of Parmegiani & Reibel. Segalen’s IHearU imprint / organisation is a platform for her various doings, including psychogeographical audio works and multi-media collaborations, as well as servicing as a reference point for other contemporary female artists working across various mediums. Eric Douglas Porter aka African Sciences has been deconstructing and re-building forms of contemporary Black music since the mid-2000’s, through releases on Deepblak (the label he co-runs with Aybee) and PAN. His musical universe is one of warping cadences and celestial melody, referencing the bold work of percussionists like Milford Graves & Art Jenkins, the dissonant chords of Motor City Techno and stripped back essence of early Chicago House matched with broken Hard Bop sentiments: all tied together with an aesthetic that sits somewhere between Sun Ra’s omniverse, Jean Giraud Mœbius and Dogon cosmology. Together as Le Graciés, Segalen and Porter make a wholly unclassifiable strain of music that, while containing recognisable elements of each individual's work, also creates a third entity in the process, which can be heard to stunning effect on their debut debut LP ‘Low Doses’ for Firecracker Recordings.. (NM/NM)
Tracklist A1 Salubrious 7:03 A2 Symetric Relatives 7:17 B Pan 16:54 C1 Compoly 6:58 C2 The Entry Dance 6:40 D1 The Reign After 4:37 D2 Low Doses 5:24