Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bertrand Dubedout - Aux Lampions (Metamkine, 1994)

How perfect is this one? Three pieces, each for a single sound source, an accordion, bells, and, well, can't quite place the last one; familiar sounds begin and then slowly things are chopped to bits, smeared across time with the grandiose studio treatment. And it wouldn't be quite as good if the man making it's name weren't Dubedout. This brief work from 1981 for Metamkine's Cinema for the Ear series constitutes the bulk of Bertrand Dubedout's available recorded output. And it's a shame too, as he really nails what makes tape music so appealing, that ability to remove the timeline from music. Would love to hear more from this fellow.

Aux Lampions

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