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ESSEIVA, KIKO C. - Droles d'Oiseaux

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Hinterzimmer Records HINT14
Release Year: 2012
Note: excellent musique concrete using many tiny & clear sounds, at times processed heavily, oscillating between tension and recreation passages, for an intense 'mental cinema" trip => has been compared to LUC FERRARI & NURSE WITH WOUND => third full length CD album by this Swiss composer
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"Kiko C. Esseiva is a composer with Swiss and Spanish roots who lives in Lausanne, Switzerland. He creates electroacoustic sound pieces that are, not unlike those of the French master of the genre Luc Ferrari, warm, non-academic and colourful, spreading a humanity and richness that is far away from the sterility of a lot of today’s electronic compositions. He creates very diversified atmospheres which combine acoustic instruments, noise, human voices, field recordings and static sheets of sound with a stunning freshness and musicality that also brings to mind the very narrative nature of some older Nurse With Wound works.

Four years after «Sous Les Etoiles» – his second full length album –, Hinterzimmer Records comes up with another great work of this fine composer whose musique concrète is without any doubt «cinéma pour l’oreille».

«Purists might deem it pop concrète, but I haven’t tittered so much since I first heard Nurse With Wound’s «A Sucked Orange» and praise doesn’t come higher than that.» (Wire about «Sous Les Etoiles»)

«Every incident is placed exactly where and when it should be, episodes succeeding according to a far-sighted architecture that nonetheless tends to forget rules every once in a while in favour of a healthy anarchy (…)This is the kind of listening experience that often leaves with the mouth agape, wanting more when the disc is over. Then it’s back to the miserable normality of ‘regular’ everyday noise.» (Touching Extremes about «Sous Les Etoiles»)"
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