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ARTIST
TITLE
La Visite
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
VER 029CD VER 029CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/14/2015

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the 2009 release of Etienne Jaumet's Night Music. His hypnotizing music and enchanting live performances put him directly on the map. Between Night Music and the creation of La Visite, Jaumet was not idle. Not only has he worked on numerous collaborations (with, among others, Joakim, Richard Pinhas, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains) and picked up DJing, but he also released a Zombie Zombie album, 2012's Rituels d'un nouveau monde with Cosmic Neman, as well as Zombie Zombie's soundtrack for the 2013 film Loubia Hamra, and worked with artist Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves on the 2013 installation Satori. At the time of this album's release, Jaumet and his saxophone are on tour with James Holden. As a musician, Jaumet is in total control; he smoothly moves from his saxophone to his drum machine (his beloved TR 808) while turning knobs, modulating synths, and sending his voice through an echo. La Visite is more luminous and jazzy than its predecessor, and was composed and produced within a two-month period in the Versatile studio. It became a piece of introspection, mentally as well as physically. In the title-track, for which Flóp wrote the text, we hear Jaumet travelling through the inside of a body, Fantastic Voyage style. For the recording, Jaumet would arrive at the studio without any precise idea in mind, approaching his work rather intuitively. He works standing up, which brings a very different energy than being seated behind a computer polishing up every detail. He is in total mastery of his set-up, ready to capture that short-lived moment of true creation. The only use a computer has for him is to record his experiments, which are mixed afterward by Jérôme Caron (Blackjoy).