Swiss electro-acoustic artist Israel Quellet's fourth opus on Sub Rosa: a complex and mysterious work for symphonic bass drum, symphonic tympani, organ, Tibetan horn, homemade horn, triangle, tubular bells, shocks inside the church, anvil metal tank, and church bells. A challenging listen, but so rewarding.
- "Music of expectation and experience, controlled recklessness. In his obsession with the possibilities of sound, Israel Quellet takes us to exciting places." --PopMatters
- "Quellet's music seems to operate outside the usual genres and esthetics, even in avant-garde terms. Schools of thoughts are ignored, eras clash... and the listener comes out... with the feeling of having experienced something special and truly original." --AllMusic
Born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 1972. He worked in the psychiatric field for several years. At 16, he discovers on his own some different soundworlds, such as Miles Davis's electric era,Sun Ra, Dub, German cosmic music, Magma, Zappa and many more. In 1997, he stepped into the action and, following the advice of a sound engineer friend, bought microphones, a digital mixing board, and studio monitors. Basically, he turned part of his basement into a soundsmithing studio. That is when he started to create, out of his immediate surroundings, sound works that have little to do with what is 'normally' being done. Appreciated by composer Jorge E. Campos, Quellet is supported by the Centre Pierre Schaeffer in Paris. In 2003, he contacted Sub Rosa. Three years later, he was releasing his first public recording.