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Bernard Parmegiani

L' Oeil Ecoute / Dedans - Dehors

Label: Recollection GRM

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Electronic

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2014 Repress. Third release on the newly minted eMego offshoot Recollection GRM,  two pieces realized by Bernard Parmegiani in 1970. The former is full of negative space and low, coiling drones. For listeners whose only exposure to GRM came in the form of the first two installments in the Recollection GRM catalog, this material will come across as much less frenetic and more cinematic, particularly the beautiful, cosmic landscapes that make up the middle portion of the A-side. "Dedans-Dehors" opens with beautiful panning oscillations and develops into a startlingly alien edifice of gorgeous complexity.
L'Oeil écoute (1970): "From the very first moment, caught by the musical tone heard from inside a train, the trip offered by this piece, woven with different materials, triggers in us various climates able to give our imagination power over sounds: the power to guide them through our secret mazes rather than to blindly follow them like Panurge. This form of (auditory) contemplation thus attempts to enable us to lose ourselves outside our far too familiar and usual territories. Perhaps, in looking too hard, man eventually stops listening. And, as I said when creating the piece in 1970, the eye, now a 'solitary wanderer' only has ears for what assaults it." Dedans-Dehors (1977): "When listening to the sound material, we metamorphose the inside into an outside. This notion of metamorphosis is one of the principles that leads the course of the musical suite, reflecting changes (fluidsolid passages: water/ice/fire) or movements (ebb/flow/wave, inspiration/expiration) or inside-outside passages (door/individual/crowd). Thus, the perceived object is not entirely what we would have liked it to be. Our music brings us closer to some while it takes us away from others: each with their own inside." --Bernard Parmegiani; Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2012.

Cat. number: REGRM 003
Year: 2014

Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2012
Photo: Laszlo Ruszka (07/01/1977) © Ina
Coordination GRM: Christian Zanési and François Bonnet.

â„— 1970, 1977 INA-GRM
© 2012 Recollection GRM
Released in association with Editions Mego
Courtesy of INA-GRM