Turntablist and concrète composer eRikm is one of the more readily recognisable names contributing to the revelatory Entr'acte label, and his disc Lux Payllettes is a typically excellent work. Stretching out over a thirty-minute-plus duration, the Marseille-based composer cuts and layers a huge variety of sounds cultivated from the sonic idioms of Western cinema. A bracing and immersive collage of fractured soundtracks, dislocated foley work and strange re-combinations, Lux Payllettes comes highly recommended. The work is described by eRikm himself as follows: "With this piece, I have worked with the sound material of Western cinema in its many manifestations: from optical film sound to video tape, DVD and also with sounds that I have recorded in cinemas during projections. My interest in media perception was ostensibly in one's own relationship with the act of listening to motion picture sounds: its clichés, tensions, diminutions, sound effects, and the emerging emotional palettes. Yet Lux also reviews the process of one's identification with certain actors or sections of the population, suggesting the potentially schizophrenic relationship with these projections." (Boomkat)
First edition of 300 copies.
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