Le Piano Demécanisé
is a vinyl album with music played on a dismantled piano. The release of the album goes in tandem with the publication of the new issue of RTRSRCH magazine, in which Frederik Croene presents the text accompanying the LP. The LP was pressed in an edition of 500, sleeve design by Joris Verdoodt.
" Overall the music has a very contemplative and percussive nature. Either with hands, sticks or bows, he gently approaches the piano and works on it, very much like both a composer, an explorer and an improviser. Croene explores the possibilities in a careful way, almost like a scientist, and let's the results speak for themselves. Hard to place on the scale composition versus improvisation, but throughout very nice." vitalweekly
Cat. number: audioMER.007
Cut by Record Industry, Haarlem (NL) in an edition of 500 copies - Recorded in April 2009.
Mastered in Brussels (B). Post-mastering at Metarc, Montreal (Ca). Graphic design in Gent (B).
Liner Notes September 2009. B4: with external sound source.