(Misanthropic Agenda - MAR044) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)
The first collaboration by Prix Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica award-winner Bernier (who explores the balance between the cerebral and the sensual, and between organic sound sources and digital processing) and Meirino (who explores sound and its possibilities for failure while exhibiting his masterful editing and compositional skills) challenge listener perceptions and raises questions about what reality and fiction truly are in this study in feedback and psychoacoustics. Edition of 300
Listen to a four-and-a-half-minute sample here: https://soundcloud.com/misanthropic-agenda/sets/nicolas-bernier-francisco
La Gueule Du Loup
(Fragment Factory - FRAG41) CD $12.75
This high-voltage electronic collaboration is a brutal jump in an ocean of noise steel. Modular synthesizers sing cruelly in the duo’s exploratory and abrasive free improv. La Gueule Du Loup arises rough from the manipulated modules and is propelled immediately into the atmosphere where it becomes virtual plasma. Elements, sounds, tones, micro-tones, and rhythms cohere in order and chaos. Edition of 300
Notebook (Techniques for Self-Destruction)
(Misanthropic Agenda - MAR043) CD $9.00 (Out-of-stock)
Eight pieces of abrasive music made of electricity, mysterious forces, sharp knives, dying tape recorders and voices below the threshold of intelligibility, originally commissioned by Jérôme Noetinger for l’Audible Festival, Paris 2012. Listen to two tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/misanthropic-agenda/sets/francisco-meirino-notebook
Surrender, Render, End
(Helen Scarsdale - HMS037) CD $12.00
An electro-acoustic dialectic, unremittingly engaged in a pugilist conflict between art and accident. The Swiss noise-composer began working on the skeleton for this piece in 2014 as a multi-channel, modular synth patch, which has been in an ongoing state of modification through public diffusions and private rumination. Meirino posits the album as a metaphysical puzzle of manipulated tape, atonal synthesis, and concrete sound —more than field recordings, better ID’d as an extreme amplification of natural phenomena.
The Confidence Of Being Lost
(Misanthropic Agenda - MAR045) CD $9.00 (Out-of-stock)
Swiss tour CD that explores the tension between the prepared concept and possible errors of a concert performance. Where Meirino Francisco focuses on unwanted sound, e.g. the background noise of a speaker, the faulty circuit of a car clutch, using computer, electro-magnetic sensors, synthesizers, field recordings, tape machines, and contact microphones, Wittmer mixes abstract, vocally expressive narratives with precisely timed body work. The three parts of The Confidence Of Being Lost are intended to be listened to in a continuous session, influenced as it is by the current state of global consciousness. A deep and thought-provoking quest for answers that do not exist. Magical and haunting. Edition of 200. Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/misanthropic-agenda/francisco-meirino-gerritt-wittmer-the-confidence-of-being-lost-hachoir-edit
(Misanthropic Agenda - MAR034) LP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)
A study of themes that unite as a whole across geographic, linguistic and cultural barriers. Edition of 90.
We Are None Of Us
(Misanthropic Agenda - MAR035) 2xLP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)
Electronics, processed sound, and field recordings meticulously arranged to form a dark and unsettling narrative. The 2xLP version of this extremely dynamic electro-acoustic studio album contains two additional tracks not on the CD and comes with a download card for a recording of the duo’s full September 2010 performance at Ertz Festival in Spain. Edition of 200.