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GEINS'T NAIT + SCANNER + PETITGAND - OLA

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Ici d'Ailleurs MT16
Release Year: 2023
Note: GN + LP are back in the strong MIND TRAVELS series, this time in collab. with legendary British artist SCANNER, for a more explosive and industrialized experience.... - *Intense and immersive, GN +LP + Scanner's work gives off an atmosphere: a timeless sound space, the perception of a cold, mechanical but strangely reassuring world. A universe that some might compare to a combination of David Cronenberg's "The Fly" and Wang Bing's "West of the tracks"... *
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Since 2014, when the Mind Travels [Ici, d'ailleurs] series was created, Geins't Nat and Laurent Petitgand have been working on one project after another with a great deal of sonic experimentation and with an unbroken passion. It is therefore not surprising to find the fifth album "OLA" from this collaboration on our collection dedicated to "ambient, neo-classical and industrial" music. After "Je vous dis" 2014, "Oublier" 2015, and "Like This Maybe Or This" in 2020, the group that we will call GN+LP is a figurehead of our sub-label and this new release "OLA" reinforces this association.

Geins't Nat and Laurent Petitgand have been music activists for more than 30 years, two very singular musicians, coming from two different schools and whose collaboration was far from obvious: the industrial and experimental scene for Thierry Mrigout (the last active member of the group Geins't Nat) and for Laurent Petitgand, well known for his movie soundtracks, especially for his collaboration with Wim Wenders. These two artists have different visions at first sight, but share common roots and a mutual respect. They were also recently featured in a documentary directed by Otomo de Manuel: "So Young But So Cold", a feature film about the Nancy Punk/No Wave scene.

For the album "OLA", the GN+LP duo is joined by an artist far from being unknown by ambient and IDM fans, namely Scanner alias Robin Rimbaud, to be pronounced /ˈrɒb.ɪn/ because, in spite of a French-sounding name, he is English and lives in London. The Englishman is a virtuoso of sound collage, a sound plastician, one of the most present on the electronic scene since the 90s. He has produced more than twenty albums on labels as prestigious as Sub Rosa or New electronica. A fan of collaborations, he has had the opportunity to work with many artists during his career, Kim Cascone or Alva Noto to name but a few.

We can say that this combination: Geins't Nait + LP + Scanner is explosive. From the first track, "MT26", we quickly understand the potential of this trio formula. After three rather calm introductory minutes, scattered with modified voices and field recording, the track progressively evolves with a rhythmic. The loops merge and repeat, sometimes disintegrating and filling up with industrial sounds and more or less heavy metals. This structure can be found on several tracks such as "OLA" or "MOUCHE", two hypnotic tracks of more than seven minutes that could remind us of Autechre or Muslimgauze. We also discover a tribute to Gilles Deleuze on the track "GILLES" in which GN+LP+Scanner rework the conference of this philosopher "What is the act of creation? Gilles Deleuze is regularly featured in Geins't Nait's work.

More industrial and colder than the previous albums "Je vous dis" or "Like This Maybe Or This", the album "OLA" is difficult to classify. Some tracks tend towards dark-ambient like "MORPHENG" "9.95MW", others are closer to techno like "BRA".

Dense and complex at first sight, "OLA" is a work to be experienced. Intense and immersive, GN +LP + Scanner's work gives off an atmosphere: a timeless sound space, the perception of a cold, mechanical but strangely reassuring world. A universe that some might compare to a combination of David Cronenberg's "The Fly" and Wang Bing's "West of the tracks".


https://mindtravels.bandcamp.com/album/ola