Label: 23FIVE INCORPORATED
'Soundmatters is the first major compendium of the recordings from French-Canadian sound artist Jean-Francois Laporte, including his highly acclaimed composition Mantra. In balancing formal precision and intuitive expressionism, Soundmatters results in a series of visceral compositions that build upon the traditions of minimalism, graphical composition, and phonography. Laporte reveals his colossal talents for experiential composition through deftly processed recordings of tumultuous windstorms that would make Chris Watson proud, spiralling drones that he's polished to a Haflerian sheen, the majestic bellowing of sustained horns in the empty cargo hull of a decommissioned ship, and of course the metallic growl of his immaculate Mantra. Given the numerous parallels to Xenakis' smoldering electroacoustics and Tony Conrad's delirious harmonics, Laporte's work demands the attention as an under recognized genius in the realm of avant-garde composition.' 'Électro-Prana' (1998). 'Boule qui roule' (1997). 'Dans le ventre du dragon' (1997). 'Mantra' (1997). 'Plénitude du vide' (2005).
Cat. number: 23five 009