Genre/Influences: Experimental, cinematographic.
Background/Info: “Pluviôse” is the official debut work from French composer Yvan Tekoutcheff. He claims to be inspired by the so-called ‘musique concrète’, Pierre Henry being one of his sources of inspiration. This vinyl features 5 songs while the digital edit features 2 extra cuts.
Content: You can hear a kind of sonic concept hiding behind this work. Yvanko sounds extremely experimental revealing elements of cinematographic music, pure improvisation and industrial elements. You sometimes get the impression that you are walking throughout a haunting soundscape while other cuts made me think of an imaginary sound labyrinth.
+ + + : If you like industrial sound collages, “Pluviôse” might be something for you. This is a total sound experiment, which might fit to a visual performance. That’s probably why some passages have a strong visual appeal and I especially refer to both cuts featured at the B-side.
– – – : This music for experienced experimental lovers. I have to admit it’s a bit too extreme for my taste.
Conclusion: Yvanko makes me think to a sort of sound fetishism! There’s a truly passion to decompose and recompose sounds and noises, but still this need to start a track without knowing the final point.
Best songs: “Rognés”, “Exeunt”.
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