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KASSEL JAEGER - Lignes d'erre & randons

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Unfathomless U04
Release Year: 2010
Note: fourth release in a new series by MYSTERY SEA, dealing with "spirits of specific places"; carefully constructed electro-acoustic field recording ambient; lim. 200
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"What originated these lignes derre & randons were sounds collected in different and special spaces which have been important to me. These sounds, trapped into my remembrances, had no other choice than mutate and evolve, drawing subterranean flows and creating a genuine underworld of recollections." [Kassel Jaeger]

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"Apart from his release on Mystery Sea called 'EE[ND] (see Vital Weekly 611), I never heard Kassel Jaeger again, and now he's appearing on the Mystery Sea subdivision Unfathomless, thus granted a 'real' CD. Jaeger recorded 'rivers shores un Berlin and Koln, wind & pipelines in Paris, air and nocturnal insects in some remote places in France, algae, mudflat and harbor in I'lle de Re, ultralight aircraft in Pinarello (Corsica) and other sounds in some other hidden places, as written on the cover. On the label's website we find his own comment: "What originated these "lignes d'erre & randons" were sounds collected in different and special spaces which have been important to me. These sounds, trapped into my remembrances, had no other choice than mutate and evolve, drawing subterranean flows and creating a genuine underworld of recollections", which perhaps as an artist' statement is a bit poor. Why, if these places were so important, mutate and evolve those sounds, I wondered. Jaeger, at
day time a sound engineer at GRM in Paris, however has a fine ear when it comes to recording these sounds and treating them with computer aims. The seven pieces he put together with these sound sources are great, just like 'EE[ND]'. His works has more to do the world of electro-acoustic sound treatments inhabited by the world of INA/GRM than that of microsound. For Jaeger its apparently important not to stretch out a limited set of sounds with some computer plug ins, but to create a piece that is multi-layered, put together in a collage form. His works reminds me of that of Christopher McFall or Jos Smolders, both of whom stretch out the possibilities of working with field recordings. A rare thing in that particular world, and as such Jaeger does some more than excellent work." [FdW/Vital Weekly]