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François Martig, Philippe Petitgenêt - P.A.S. album mp3


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"P.A.S" is a phonography of the harbour area of the Rhine in Strasbourg, a rather peculiar place, mixing industrial activities and a no man's land zone of wasted spaces... This vast and open geographic area is a non-place comparable to airports or international transit spaces, without any precise identity.

The project was essentially made from location recordings, the approach is of a poetic of the space rather than it is documentary. Sounds captured in other places are mixed with the harbour field recordings. The public creation of P.A.S premiered during festival Ososphère in Strasbourg, during two cruises on the Ill canal, in the port area of the Rhine.
François Martig, Philippe Petitgenêt - P.A.S. album mp3
Performer: François Martig
Genre: Not music
Title: P.A.S.
Released: 2015
Style: Field Recording
MP3 version ZIP size: 1804 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1403 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 770
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Philippe Petitgenêt/François Martig - P.A.S. (Univers International)A 3" disc containing two tracks sourced from harbor sounds recorded on the Rhine in and around Strasbourg.The first carries both fluttering and throbbing drones as well as a deep, buried two-note sequence and pulse beneath footsteps, radio voices and other, vaguer local sounds; it's more about the electronics (or processed sound) than field recordings, though and is very moody and attractive, somewhere in a Fennesz zone but an exceptionally good one. Very cinematic, could even see this as working with a Béla Tarr sequence, a fine piece. The second track foregrounds the harbor sounds a bit more but still provides strong buttressing with drones fuzzy and thin. No real pulse, however, making for a looser, more amorphous and unforced work, bearing a wide sonic palette but managing to cohere well enough, the dock-groaning sounds midway through being especially captivating. It closes with birds, serendipitously tying it back in with the preceding disc.A strong effort, quite rich.Brian Olewnick @ Just Outside +++++(…) On a smaller scale we find the phonography of the harbor area of Rhine in Strasbourg as recorded by Philippe Petitgenet and Francois Martig, both of whom I never heard. Apparently this is a place in Strasbourg with industrial activities, waste space and empty spots - I think we all could imagine such a harbor; think of any police series, especially those depicting a harbor at night. Maybe this could have been any harbor, anywhere in the world. We hear the drones of machines, the far voices of traffic controllers and their walkie-talkies, and somehow, oddly enough, a curious bump (in the night), especially in the first half, which gives this a most curious musical feel; something you don't hear on your average phonography release. The piece has two distinct sections; the first is the more 'melodic' section, while the section represents the more pure 'phonography' of ships in the harbor, bouncing against the wall; ropes in the wind; some birds; those sort of images belong more to the second part. Quite a nice piece of a desolate space, yet vibrating with activities, far away. Some fine recording too. Quite a nice piece, altogether. Very imaginative.Frans de Waard @ Vitaal Weekly