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KASSEL JAEGER - Toxic Cosmopolitanism

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Editions Mego eMEGO 183
Release Year: 2014
Note: two new side-long pieces by the rising Swiss-French composer, using for each side the same source materials (instrumental sounds from different cultures, like balafon, tremolo, gnbri, gee, tibetan gongs, pan flutes)... this sounds like music coming from another planet, mysterious drones, crackles, hums, metallic tones, melodies...very dense, thick and slow.. great immersive album again for this member of the GRM (Groupe des Recherches Muscales) from Paris !!
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"Mastered at 116 Bunker, Paris, October 2013. Design by Stephen O'Malley. Artwork by Cameron Jamie. Kassel Jaeger is a swiss-french artist based in Paris, France, and is a member of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales). 'Toxic Cosmopolitanism' is his second full length release for Editions Mego. A release which explores and questions the very nature of the material experiments contained within. Each side consists of two clearly defined sections based on the same material. Side A comprises of 'Toxic Cosmopolitanism', a large scale work based on distinct sounds of different cultures, instruments such as the balafon, tremolo, gnbri, gee, tibetan gongs, pan flutes and the like are all deployed but rendered of the sonic properties identifying them to a specific region. The question that lies at the heart of this experiment: Is such a swirl a creative process or a destructive one ? This is the ambiguity of toxic cosmopolitanism. Exposure Scales 1-4 use sounds exclusively derived from the Toxic Cosmopolitanism material. Whereas TC is more about subjecting sounds to structure, Exposure Scales builds almost static textures. The results are an honest exploration of both culture and form. At once cerebral, enlightening and immensely rich in scope and sonic vision." [label info]