Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Syllyk - O Comme Icare (Musica Maxima Magnetica, 1992)

Syllyk is an early entry in the Eric La Casa catalog, a duo with Sylvie Laroche that, like his works under his own name, implore field recordings as the base for sonic sculpting. O Comme Icare is the first in a trilogy concerned with the musicality of nature. Unlike later releases, there is less of an emphasis on magnifying the sonic artifacts of the recording, instead opting to interweave the recorded events into a broader narrative. Fragments are looped and manipulated via filters, delays, and reverbs. As well there is prominent use of voice, whether it be La Casa's or Laroche's, that adds a nice human counterpoint to the abstracted material.

O Comme Icare


  1. Hi,
    please could you re-upload it?

  2. I've just updated the link. Thanks for stopping by.