JEAN-PHILIPPE GROSS / ARNAUD RIVIÈRE

Monoface

([ no label ]) LP (one-sided) $10.75 (Out-of-stock)

In the left channel: "When you go to the swimming pool, please throw away your guitar and remove your shoes?" by Jean-Philippe Gross. Recorded in Metz, 2006. In the right channel: "Nanalog synth" by Arnaud Rivière (co-founder of Sonic Protest festival). Recorded around Paris, 2006. In the middle: an unexpected stereo mix created by the hazards of collage. Flipside of the platter is silkscreened. Clear vinyl. Edition of 300

XAVIER CHARLES / JEAN-PHILIPPE GROSS / FRANZ HAUTZINGER / LIONEL MARCHETTI

TSSTT!

(Monotype - MONO048) CD $14.00

“TSSTT matches the textures emanating from the electric-acoustic devices of … Gross [and] the tape recorder and short-wave sounds of musique concrète composer Marchetti,” says Jazzword, “With the acoustic contributions of clarinetist Charles and quarter-tone trumpeter Hautzinger…. Short-wave signals and computer-game-styled buzzing and explosions … reveal distinctive concussion-like impulses…. [A]lso audible are bugle-like triplets from Hautzinger and pseudo dog yelps from Charles’s clarinet…. [W]hile blurry loops and an undertow of tape-machine buzzing predominates on other tracks – along with unexpected gun-shot like pops – so do aleatory and contrapuntal acoustic squeak and peeps…. [A]ir-filled vibrations … gradually turn to harsher, narrower sine waves with tandem instrumental extensions…, escalating and burbling timbres from Gross’s … devices and flanged abrasions from Marchetti’s motor-driven Revox join with the horns’ multiphonic hisses and whistles.”