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ARTIST
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Xerxès
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LP

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ROTOR 028LP ROTOR 028LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/29/2016

Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concrète composer/sound sculptor who has won himself a place of his own with his crossover between sound collages, electroacoustics, and noise. His compositions rely on dense, rapid-fire montage and wed cacophony and dynamics, emphasizing both the elements of discontinuity and continuity. "Xerxeswas the King of Persia in 500 B.C. and could be considered today as a symbol of 'blitzkrieg'. His aggressive instincts allowed him to defeat the Greek army in a quite short period of time thanks to his great armada. Xerxes can be considered as a symbol of aggression, of invasion and let's say of penetration by all meanings of the word. . . . This sonorous material bearing the same name tries through sonorous metaphors but also through direct resonances to concretise this notion of ultra-violent aggression inherent to all periods of Humanity. . . . Today in 2011 all systems, and this thanks to new techniques of 'information', keep on bombarding and formatting the masses with high-flying high-tech systems suitable to their ideals. . . . The end of tyrannosaurus isn't coming any time soon!" --Christian Renou, May 2011. Composed, recorded, and mixed at Colleville Studio, April and May 2011. Christian Renou: all instruments, voice, taped voice, effects. Mixed and mastered by Christian Renou.