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ARTIST
TITLE
Gelatinosa Substancia
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STAUBDIG 003CD STAUBDIG 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/10/2009

Norscq, a Paris-based electronic musician, has been one of the key instigators of the French underground scene for more than 25 years. He founded the iconoclastic cult group The Grief in 1984, producing 10 exceptional releases. Norscq is a prolific artist with a fine ear for electronica that moves from ambient to rhythmically explosive with a sonic continuity uniting the extremes. His solo album on Staubgold is also the soundtrack to a movie directed by Véronique Ruggia. Gelatinosa Substancia is a strange curiosity. Firstly, the sound feels as though it had been recorded over a 50 year time span. The quality and sharpness of the recording fluctuates and evolves, seemingly improving along with the emergence of the newer recording equipment of the era. We sense that the musicians are always the same despite the radical changes in quality. As the artist describes, "They will play while they move, whether it be on a merry-go-round or a boat ... by way of this, the music will create the sensation of a voyage, that we are actually moving, even if the rhythm is slow and ebbing, or the drones leave us floating in space... the audience will rise to an unknown place. Out to the stars, as they watch the film." A decidedly French amalgam of musique concrète, found sounds, digital fuckery, sample collages, and electro-acoustic absurdist theater.