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Label & Cat.Number: Taalem - alm144
Release Year: 2023
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00
More Infothis is a taâlem release - alm 144 - september 2023
released September 1, 2023
composed and mixed by Jérôme Mauduit - december 2022
text on track 4 by Michel Foucault
mastered by Flavien Gillié
photography and design by Désaccord Majeur
Presented in a recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve with a photo sticker on the front and an insert inside.
Limited to 250 numbered copies.
"The Taalem label took a rest after their long line of 3"CDRs but now returns with a factory-pressed CD by the long-running musical project Désaccord Majeur. Jerome Maudit, the man behind Désaccord Majeur has been going for many years, with a debut release in 1989. Yet, there have been only ten releases, this one included. From 2003 to 2020, it was total silence. I know I heard many, if not all, of these releases, and yet, I don't have a clear picture of what Désaccord Majeur is all about. After hearing the five pieces on 'La Lumière Des Jours', I still don't know. The music is all electronic, mostly ambient and usually all in a slightly more sequenced way. Not because there is a lot of rhythm, but through sampling and sequencing, many small and bigger elements repeat. Somewhere in the back of my mind, it says that in the past, Désaccord Majeur's music was heavily influenced by Muslimgauze and Rapoon, and maybe it was and still is, but there is something unique about the music of Désaccord Majeur.
Less 'ethnic' (if that is a word we can still use), maybe a bit more 'dance-like', and with sufficient additional sounds, such as the distortion in 'Les Nombres Transfinis'. The music is quite moody and atmospheric, darkish, but it's not for dark for the sake of darkness. We find the shortest piece at seven minutes and almost fourteen the longest. Désaccord Majeur takes his time to let his music develop; it is time well-spend. Nowhere I had the idea that it was too slow (or rushed!), just the right amount needed to let it all develop naturally. Beautiful stuff that made me realize I should, when I have some more time, also return to some of the previous releases." [FdW/Vital Weekly]
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