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HIGASHI, YOKO & LIONEL MARCHETTI - Okura 73N-42E

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Musica Genera G 005
Release Year: 2009
Note: first time listing for this overlooked album, a split and collaboration album by LIONEL MARCHETTI with Japanese performer, dancer and vocalist YOKO HIGASHI: "Petrole 73" (2005) by Marchetti, "Okura" (2007) by Higashi, and "Petrole 42" (2006) by both artists together => original recordings from the MS STUBNITZ ship, from Mozambique, the voice of Higashi, electronics etc. form strong and unique pieces of musique concrete with a special atmospheric aura... still very much to discover !!
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Musica Genera presents another album from French musique concrte composer Lionel Marchetti (in 2005 MG had released the CD Docteur Kramer (you are not you) by Lionel Marchetti and Emmanuel Petit), this time realised together with his artistic partner Yko Higashi, Japanese performer, dancer and vocalist. The album contains three compositions of musique concrte, one by Marchetti, one by Higashi and a collaborative work by both artists. Each of the tracks is an elaborate sound construction of individual characteristics and unique sound aura. Ptrole 73 is the artistic fruit of Marchettis stay at the Stubnitz trawler, the one of a kind ship rebuilt as a floating cultural centre. Analogue drones, radio voices and mechanical sounds of working hull create the atmosphere that contrasts with next composition. Okura was realised by Higashi basing on the sound material gathered in Mozambique. Field recordings of African nature and surprising electronic interventions interweave with fragments of ethnic music, leading the listener towards the final, collaborative track. Ptrole 42 captivates with its sonic depth and uncanny, ethereal aura created by delicate synthesiser passages, distant, unearthly voices, chants, breaths, punctuated with disturbing, aggressive concrte sounds.