The Leaf Factory Fallback - 38CD

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    Beautifully packaged and factory produced to Discus Music's usual high standard. Artwork by Hervé Perez.

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" Enough of shallow metaphors: I have not heard a better album from Martin Archer yet." - Petr Ferenc hisVOICE

"This electroacoustic set retains the spontaneous qualities of a live recording, mashing up abstract textures, field recordings and extended techniques." - JAZZWISE

A second CD from this collaboration by Sheffield's finest pair of electroacoustic composer / improvisers. It is essentially a live concert recording reworked and added to in the studio. In form it is 2 carefully orchestrated climaxes followed by a melodic coda. There are no preconceptions about fitting into any recognised genre. Reduced activity improv, free jazz, beats and textured soundscapes all play a part here. Much of the background ambience comes from Hervé's field recordings made in the open air in southern Italy. These natural sounds are carefully woven into the music. The dynamic is of music played in front of an audience rather than collaged together in the studio.

Hervé Perez
Hervé's sonic work pans from composition, film sound and installations to live performances. From his time at art school, encounters with acoustic ecology, electro-acoustic composition, psychoacoustics and related philosophy of sound production and design allowed him to merge his compositions for instruments on the one hand, and field recordings and digital work in the other hand with the fluidity of gesture of his visual work. He makes a racket with the free improvisation collective - gated community - playing guitar and various resonant objects. He collaborates with improvisers, in France and in the UK or anywhere a resistance emerges. His solo work on laptop sometimes accompanies visuals and films from the composition and design of soundtracks to improvised soundscapes. Sometimes you have to dream up your own. His laptop rattles the nerves of academia in the dark spaces of acous-mania. Some people scream. Some bleed to death. Disruption is everywhere. In the safe place of the sitting room, in the near inane, in the religious amnesia, in the lull of beta sofa and tv procurantism. Economia verbalis. Hypocritia interestus. The architecture of immobility. Frémir le silence. Every wall has a crack. Find the wave length. He is also developing his technique for soprano saxophone in a search for resolutely organic sounds for the mind and the body.


released January 1, 2010

Hervé Perez - laptop, soprano saxophone
Martin Archer - laptop, sopranino & baritone saxophones


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Discus Music was founded in 1994 by Martin Archer. The label releases leftfield rock music, free jazz, extended songform, electronics, improvised music, and other sounds which defy categorisation.

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