*2023 stock* "More than 20 years have passed since the inaugural reference on Night On Earth and the first volume of the "Chorologie" series, an anthology imagined by the Fougère label to celebrate the creative experiences of a sound explorer determined to abolish borders. Two decades during which Tzii has never ceased to defy the established rules or to invent his own, and above all to do a lot with a little by pushing sounds and senses into limited states.
In 25 tracks spread over two discs echoing each other, "Chorologie I" introduces us to the plurality of Tzii's ever-expanding body of work, marked by the notions of itinerancy and displacement, in the geographical sense as much as in the introspective sense, in close connection with his practice as a nomadic sound and image recorder. It pays homage to the intellectual and spiritual fundamentals that guide his career: refusal of dogmas and loyalty to the underground, industrial culture and astral cult, animism and psychedelia, the cinematographic approach and de-centered vision of an artist who has been on the road since he came to life, with an emphasis on Africa.
During more than 2h30, "Chorologie I" unfolds a dense canvas of waves with a unique sensibility, beyond the variety of approaches proposed - but almost always recognizable among a thousand - by Tzii throughout the first part of his career. It finally reveals itself as a perilous initiatory one-way journey on the tracks of the most ardent of solar travellers." - S.Y.D