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Olivier Di Placido, SEC_

Rainbow Grotesque

Label: Bocian Records

Format: Vinyl LP

In stock


Olivier Di Placido and SEC_ show a new face of improvised music. Instead of forced passages of conventional instruments, we get a soundtrack made with waste and garbage. SEC_ uses organic samples, tapes, and a Revox tape recorder, while Olivier Di Placido's guitar has object stuck between its strings. Both introverted and terrifying, the result of their collaboration is sounds from rags, pipe elbows, and bunches of wire. To an academic audience this will be experimental musique concrète, but others, home alone and playing this piece of vinyl instead of a record by Barry White, will find it a trip into emotional wasteland, initially unappealing and unpleasant. Metallic sounds from Di Placido's guitar lead you into staircases of abandoned brutalist buildings; it's a cold night in a staircase of a tower block at the outskirts of a provincial town. SEC_'s actions add an extra layer reminiscent of faint VHF messages from airports and abandoned radio stations. Dangerously absorbing, these areas can put you off going outside; they can make you start personifying household appliances and forget how to speak.
A hell of a trip.

Cat. number: bcRG
Year: 2013