Batterie Fragile (LP)
Label: Un Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi
Genre: Sound Art
Tip! London based Valentina Magaletti, is a composer, producer and percussionist experimenting with new materials and sounds. She is one of the most prominent musicians of the wide experimental world. The prolific drummer collaborates with many musicians and releases albums in all musical directions (from noise to jazz by way of dub…). She was part of the acclaimed duo Tomaga. Lately Valentina Magaletti collaborates with Joao Pais Filipe, Lafawndah, Marlene Ribeiro among many others and she is part of bands like Vanishing Twin, Better Corners, Holy Tongue … She released 3 solo albums, La Tempesta Colorata (A Colourful Storm, 2022), A Queer Anthology Of Drums (Takuroku/Cafe Oto, 2020) and Valentina Plays The Batterie Fragile (Un je-ne-sais-quoi, 2022).
The Batterie fragile is a sculpture conceived by artist Yves Chaudouët. A drum-kit made out of porcelain.
Yves Chaudouët is a French visual artist. His first interest was painting. From the 1990s, he began to experiment with other art forms such as filmmaking, installation, theater and novels.
To create this new album, Magaletti says, “I applied wood and metal and rubber to the porcelain. My starting point is always textural, and I’m very interested and enchanted by friction.”
This second installment of recording on that amazing drum kit is an important work in the career of one of the best drummers and composers of her time, which Un je-ne-sais-quoi is proud to share with you.