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CHAUVEAU, SYLVAIN - Kogetsudai

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Brocoli BROCOLI 013
Release Year: 2013
Note: the following release to "Singular Forms", reconstructing the classic song structure, influenced by Japanese Zen gardens.... minmimal electronics sounds and subtle drones, ghostly piano and CHAUVEAUs remarkable voice form an intimate, personal music.... feat. guest musicians as STEVEN HESS or STEPHANE GARIN and production help of ADAM WILTZIE (STARS OF THE LID, etc.)
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"Kogetsudai is Sylvain Chauveau's 10th album, the second in a trilogy initiated by Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) (2010), where the song structure is dismantled and reconstructed on the fringe of silence. Whereas Singular Forms found inspiration from Abstract Painting, Kogetsudai is influenced by Zen rock gardens found in Japan also the location where the album was conceived (for the most part) and from which the album borrows its title. Layers of minimal electronic sounds and filtered field recordings meet Sylvain's rich baritone voice, with ghosts of piano. Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier, and Brocoli: very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and vocals. He has played live around the world (Europe, America, Asia), performed in museums and art galleries, and was artist in residence at the Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto 2011), Fundacao Serralves (Porto 2011), and Lieu Unique (Nantes 2004). He runs the labels Onement, whose aim is to release one-copy vinyl records (www.onement-label.com) and I Will Play This Song Once Again Records where musicians re-record their songs for each buyer. He has composed a piece titled You Will Leave No Mark on the Winter Snow whose duration is seven years, with extremely long silences inside (www.7yearsofsilence.com). He has made soundtracks for long feature films and dance shows. Sylvain Chauveau also plays with 0 (with Jol Merah and Stphane Garin), Arca (with Joan Cambon) and On (with Steven Hess). He was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France) and lives in Brussels, Belgium. Kogetsudai is the third album featuring Sylvain Chauveau published by Brocoli, following ON's Second Souffle (with Steven Hess and Pierre-Yves Mac), and the 7 inches The Absence (with Rainier Lericolais)." [label info]

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