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MARIN, STEPHANE - Invisible(s) Archipelago(s) #1 - Serendib Rhythms

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Unfathomless U39
Release Year: 2016
Note: a collection of field recordings from Sri Lanka, showing a great variety of obscurest sounds from whatever environment and whatever source, all material seems to be unprocessed and pure, but you often don't know what happened; a crazy concerto grosso of dogs, microsound cracking, strange rhythmic knocking and slapping, materials squeaking and hums coming from nowhere... definitely NOT the typical field recording album, this holds lots of wondrous sounds to discover.. lim. 200
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Can a site define itself as the sum of all its spatial constituent parts ?

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An island is an archipelago
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Could there be some invisible web which would interconnect certain remote places according to unheard ways and means ?

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The archipelago is a shard of islands
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Invisible(s) Archipelago(s) is an audio connection attempt between different insular spaces. Each visited, listened to, recorded island is the subject of a new opus in the series. Each island is cut into phonographic fragments and re_composed as an archipelago.

Invisible Archipelago is the invisible web which links all islands together.

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An island is an emergence
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Serendib rhythms is not a sound postcard giving a portrayal of an exotic insularity.
It is much more an emphasizing and a shaping along rhythmic patterns recorded all over Sri-lanka.

Through the atomization of the spaces operated by the microphones, and assembled together into an original web by composition, springs out an unheard of archipelago on the surface of a broken up island. The structuration of patterns themselves redesigns an original sound geography.

Serendib rhythms is the first emerging stone surging from the waters bordering this Invisible Archipelago.

(translation by Daniel Crokaert, December 2016)


LOCATION : Colombo (Keppetipola Mawatha) - Galle (Fort & Matara Road) - Unawatuna (Villa Jungle Paradise, Jungle Beach & Dalawella Beach) - Koggala (Beach & Lake) - Kandy (Tooth Temple & Temple Square) - Hantana (Heaven Upon Hill & Water Tank) - Knuckles Ranges Mounts.

Recorded in Sri Lanka in February - March 2015.

Limited edition of 200 hand-numbered copies.
All include an additional art card on 300gr matt-coated satin-paper.
Packaged in clear vinyl sleeve with folded insert.


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