*2023 stock. 200 copies limited edition* Born in 1943, Lance Austin Olsen is a Canadian artist and composer. He started painting in his youth and has since continued developing his work as an artist. In 1997, Olsen met sound and visual artist Jamie Drouin and became interested in experimental music. In Olsen’s creative process, composition and painting are closely related and inspired by each other. French musician Bruno Duplant is an energetic and acclaimed creator on the contemporary experimental music scene.
This CD’s single 33-minute track, “Coïncidence,” is a duo performance by Lance Austin Olsen (guitar, field recordings, wax cylinder recordings, MIDI organ, amplified objects) and Bruno Duplant (piano and sounds). Several types of indistinct and rather soft sounds, and hard piano sounds that resonate slowly one by one, create contrast as they continue throughout the piece along with a disturbing mood.
So it was the nomad walking from the isle of Skye who became a thought inside the world of Conrad’s dream. Thoughts of vast expanses and silence, such as only you still know how to create and make us believe in them. I, with muscles gone and fading thoughts of lives before the one that now journeys to its end with no regrets or barking hounds, (definitive, eternal appeasement, where the past, present and future are one) Can feel a gentle sway of reeds against a cheek or thigh or eyelid closed by heavy memories. Time folds, unfolds and recomposes itself indefinitely in search of the perfect formula. A paper plane constructed with a care so clean that flight becomes a way of life and death then comes as sudden as a crash of war machines. Fly, fly over the world as much as you can, observe and accept one day having to come down, even involuntarily. My life stays hidden in a fragile womb of desert sands and molten gossamer, English oak leaves dried and crushed upon my pale brow and then, In a last thought, or almost, in this very subtle moment, on the razor's edge, When all seems bleak as endless night a firefly dances in a joyful burst before the darkness takes me home. So, finally …" - Lance Austin Olsen & Bruno Duplant