Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eliane Radigue - Elemental II (ROSA, 2005)

At the beginning of the decade, Kasper T. Toeplitz approached Eliane Radigue in hopes that she would write an instrumental piece for him to perform live. Though this breaks somewhat from Radigue's usual mode as a composer, she accepted and presented Elemental II to him in 2003. Toeplitz performs the piece here on an electric upright bass routed directly into a Max/MSP patch. Though the shape of the piece to a degree lacks Radigue's overall careful and delicate touch, the subtle ebb and flow here is very much of Radigue's design, as is the opening subsonic rumble. Being unfamiliar with Toeplitz's previous work, it is difficult to determine how of his own musical vocabulary is present here, particularly with the degree to which processing has augmented his instrument.

Elemental II
& in .flac


  1. Thank you for sharing this. The whole blog is a wonderful discovery and I appreciate the time and effort that goes into it. Have a good new year!

  2. Very nice of you to say. I hope you enjoy the coming days as well.

  3. do you have any more flac copies of eliane's albums? she is my favorite artist - i must have listened to jetsun mila and the track "koume" a thousand times already

    i have 320kbps copies but i'd like flac, also my copy of geelriandre/arthesis is only 192kbps and i'd love to hear it in better quality

  4. wow, Elemental II is AMAZING, has become an instant favorite along side Jetsun Mila album and Koume piece

    Eliane's composition style is unmistakable, whether performed by others or herself

    i can't even believe this music exists, really, it's so far beyond anything else i've ever heard in most respects

    thanks so much for posting it in flac