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Artist: OSBORNE-LANTHIER AND GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER, JESSE
Title: Conversation Sur Lettres Mortes
Format: LP
Label: Cosmo Rythmatic
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Limited pressing, comes with a giant foldout two-sided 24" x 24" poster with additional art and liner notes. Conversation Sur Lettres Mortes is a conceptual album revolving around the relationship between Berlins Jesse Osborne-Lanthier & Grischa Lichtenberger and the archaic apparatus of old cathode ray televisions and VHS units. It was first conceived as a live project for the Mutek/Elektra festival 2014 at the MAC in Montréal, QC Canada and now lands heavy on Cosmo Rhythmatic - the label curated by Shapednoise. Based on a series of conversations (excerpted in the liner notes) discussing the sets obsolete status and the schism between tradition and trade, the A-side holds six cranky, skudgy and rhythm-driven creations framed by that familiar, ghostly, whining timbre of the cathode ray tube that would persist behind anything that was playing, or which would become distorted when you had to "tune" your set using baffling arrays of fiddly knobs like some modular boffin, when all you wanted was to watch some garbage without "snow" or streaking lines across the monitor. However, a few samples of dialogue aside, its not a mere exercise in nostalgia; rather Osborne-Lanthier and Lichtenberger find strange, synesthetic life in these old and somewhat magical analog machines, working their spectral resonance and crankiness into creaking, contorted and deconstructed patterns that evoke a more contemporary sense of temporal dislocation. The remixers all seem to relish messing with the material, too. Low Jack offering a screen-scrambling flux of hellish sound-imagery ruffed-up with footwork rhythms and harpy and a Cronenberg-ian sort of body horror. Gabor Lázárs patented streaking filaments recall the sound of a set rapidly flicked on and off, marking one of his strongest, layered solo pieces. Rabit really pushes the envelope with a hyper, tumultuous stunner seemingly emulating an Einstürzende Neubauten live show. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Edition of 500." - Cosmo Rhythmatic.

Artist: VIGROUX, FRANCK
Title: Centaure
Format: 12"
Label: Cosmo Rythmatic
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"Centaure is artist Franck Vigrouxs newest solo studio effort, following a period of both live and studio collaborations (with artists such as Ben Miller, video artist Antoine Schmitt as Tempest, and Mika Vainio) and music specifically written for multimedia performances. As the inaugural release for Cosmo Rhythmatic, the 12" sees Vigroux indulging in his taste for dynamic intensity, pairing abstract free noise of the heaviest sort with a taste for dense electronics beats, in order to explore new structural possibilities beyond industrial, techno, and concrete." - Centaure.

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