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Label for experimental music, ambient/soundart, based in Clichy. Their roster includes CD releases by Stephan Mathieu, Lawrence English, Julia Kent, Mathias Delplanque, Francisco Lopez, Yoshio Machida, Gintas K, Ethan Rose and more.

 
"The SYNTHI AKS is a legendary machine. Manufactured by Electronic Music Studios in 1971, this portable modular synthesizer was extremely flexible. Not a keyboard synth like what Moog was doing at the time, this was a generative music machine with a matrix patch panel. ...
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"First and foremost, Plateforme is a concept, a restrictive framework Laurent Perrier imposed on himself: to create an electroacoustic piece using solely a set of sound sources provided by a "collaborator." The first three fruits of this vast sonic transmutation project ...
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KARU28 | BASKARU

"The thing about France Jobin's music that never fails to impress is that it works on so many levels. Listen to it at the threshold of perception (the way it is mastered) or at very high volume, on headphones or through loudspeakers, and you will hear new sonic ...
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KARU27 | BASKARU

"Baskaru is proud to present this gorgeous collaboration among three masters of sound experimentation, all three great artists whose soundworlds turn out to be incredibly complementary. Tomoyoshi Date's toy piano and field recordings bring a lightness that has very ...
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KARU26 | BASKARU

"Baskaru is now up to 25 releases, and each one is unique, but none are as singular as Nouvelles Upanishads du yoga, a series of deep reflections on feedback, sound synthesis, and the art of substraction. Paris-based visual and sound artist Emmanuel Allard has been ...
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KARU25 | BASKARU

"Stephan Mathieu's latest album "Un Coeur Simple" features music made for a play based on Gustave Flaubert's novel by the same title (known in the English world as "A Simple Heart") and first published in 1877 as part of the book Trois Contes (Three Tales). That setting ...
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KARU24 | BASKARU

"What a pleasure it is to see an artist develop, mature, and produce his best album yet - and, even better, for Baskaru! After 14 years of activity as a composer, Mathias Delplanque has refined his art to the point where, at age 39, he delivers a true masterpiece called ...
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KARU23 | BASKARU

GINTAS K - SLOW (CD)

"The woman lying down sensually, dreamily, studiously too, on the cover of Slow is the perfect representation of Gintas K's music: research-based music that can also seduce, music that allows your mind to focus and then wander away, to be attentive to the techniques ...
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KARU22 | BASKARU

"Francisco López, the undisputed master of aural mystification, is best known for using time, silence, and sound to confound our perception of reality through large-scale works. However, occasionally, he also revels in shorter forms. A rare case in his impressive ...
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KARU20 | BASKARU

"Someone is gently knocking on metal; a dog is barking in the distance; far away, an Arabic-sounding voice, maybe a muezzin's, can be heard; insects buzz over a background of human activity. With his microphones, Emmanuel Mieville captures moments of reality in exotic ...
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KARU19 | BASKARU

"Lugano Fell is the solo project of James Taylor, a founding member of UK tech house duo Swayzak. After 12 years spent perfecting pumping house music, Taylor felt like trying something totally different, quieter, and more detail-focused. From the noisy (i.e. loud) and ...
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KARU16 | BASKARU

""Music for Empty Spaces" is a composition in seven parts, a collage and a diary of sorts, a repository of memories. It is distilled from studio recordings and slices of performances, from places, travels, experiences and collaborations and, while it simultaneously ...
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KARU18 | BASKARU

"Bridge Carols is the meeting of two artists with unique timeless approaches to music. Neo-Americana folk singer Laura Gibson is gifted with a soft and singular voice (not unlike the voices of Josephine Foster and Joanna Newsom) and writes songs that could date back a ...
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KARU17 | BASKARU

ROTHKAMM - ALT (CD)

"this particular album features quite accessible ambient electronic music. This work is less microtonal than Rothkamm's previous similar pieces, more immersive, but just as fascinating. Its simple - or even harmless - appearance imbues the approach issue with extra ...
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KARU15 | BASKARU

ROSE, ETHAN - OAKS (CD)

"Imagine, if you will, an old Wurlitzer Theater Organ that once accompanied silent films in Portland, before being moved to the Oaks Park Roller Rink, where it has been ever since. Imagine the artist, Ethan Rose from Portland, Oregon, helping out repairing that antique, ...
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"Created in 2005 by Italian sound artist Andrea Gabriele (Pirandčlo, Mou, Lips!) for a festival in Pescara, this size-shifting mixed-media ensemble has been carrying on with its journey in live performance settings enhanced by Claudio Sinatti's stage designs and ...
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KARU12 | BASKARU

"Francisco López - the most mysterious sound artist ever, the man who has elevated aural enigma and sonic displacement to artform status - joins forces with Lawrence English, the leading figure of the Australian experimental music scene, for a puzzling CD. What is ...
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KARU13 | BASKARU

"The Happy Error features 11 tracks of soft sonic textures articulated over subtle chords and harmonic changes. The music on The Happy Error is resolutely cinematic, without falling for the usual trappings of the genre. The album offers songs without words in which ...
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KARU11 | BASKARU

"Six years after the release of "Hypernatural #2", Yoshio Machida is rounding up his magnificent trilogy of electroacoustic collages with "Hypernatural #3". A unique and highly personal work, the Hypernatural series has made of Machida a world-class sound artist. ...
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KARU10 | BASKARU

"Strikingly unique, Urkuma's music offers namedroppers little to cling to. Proceeding from free improvisation and noise, the music pairs together harshness and delicateness to piece together carefully spatialized sonic mosaics. Murmured drones, liquid growls, electrical ...
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ENT - FUCK WORK (CD)

"Fuck Work has been obtained through the advanced yet surprisingly vivid distillation of several avant-garde music aesthetics, including electronica, post-rock, turntablism, noise and electroacoustic improv. Instruments and machines blend together into a multi-hued ...
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KARU5 | BASKARU

"For going beyond the laptop clichés, that is, as a first listen to A Post-Fordist Parade in the Strike of Events - (etre)'s debut album - clearly demonstrates: vocals, toys, and all kinds of guitars and percussion instruments unceremoniously blend in with field ...
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KARU6 | BASKARU

"Delicately-played instruments whose sounds, once sampled and digitally treated, seem to permeate our ears from a distant world both strange and strangely familiar. And yet, the resulting music is intimate as can be, full of untold and evocative imagery. GoGooo is ...
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KARU9 | BASKARU

"Italians Maurizio Bianchi and Emanuela De Angelis have a generation between them, but that does not prevent them from delivering their first collaboration entitled "Regolelettroniche". However, to get there, they had to agree on a few rules, alluded to in titles such ...
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KARU8 | BASKARU

"Winter is a season for introspection, contemplation, and listening. It is the season when Nature reasserts its rights and imposes its law on humankind, forcing those creatures to shack up, wrap up.and dream of higher temperatures. The Australian composer and electronic ...
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