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Limited CD editions of « La fille verte » and « Metaswing »

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Syl Kougaï Happy Christmas : 50 % off digital albums !

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Syl Kougaï Live : Saturday 29 october 2011, 6pm – Free

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Dmute reviews «Metaswing»

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" Montpellier, scorcher. While in the heat of the day, the golden youth is cooing and having an easy time of it, the impetuous Syl Kougaï is defying the elements in his laboratory and giving the «power» to his machines. Frankly impossible to know where the human is on this disc. What we hear comes from elsewhere : growlings of a tortured processor, moanings of a mutilated laptop, panting bleeps and groanings of an oscillator in distress. An unconventional electronica, ingenious and enlightened, alternatly frenetic and fearless; an end of the world music with an insane rythmic : the Metaswing !
Here is a special disc, pressurized and disorientating, which is visited like Dr. Frankenstein’s library - huge volumes and yet no empty space. During this turbulent ride, between chilling hallucinations and fits of claustrophobia poorly contained, we have, every minute of listening that goes by, the strange sensation of losing bits of reason. Even so it is not disturbing, as if under a spell or a highly concentraded synthetic drug. Clearly, this composite and haunted album could easily make you freak out, and yet it looks like one of those old friends returning from a long journey, the mind badly cleared, fogged with a bunch of tall tales that we listen to anxious but captivated.

Still as uncompromising in his artistic choices, this lover of complex harmonies and wild sonorities has developped an amazing sense of space and movement. A virtuouso quality already foreshadowed on La fille verte, his previous album, he has pushed much further.

It is, by the way, in this very technical approach that one could find the limits of a project, indeed upscale, but which by its experimental and erudite nature, might well dump on the way some unprepared listeners. Let’s say that to appreciate the true value of this record, we must see, more than a IDM lecture, the celebration of a succesful experiment, even a won battle : the final fusion of a man with his machines. With, under the sonic explosion of this Metaswing, true act of a glitch tamer, this filigreed question : Who really controlled who in there?
Him? Them? The mystery remains... "

Reviewed by Yvan for Dmute.

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Included in this release:
  • Download of 6 tracks album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or any other format you like
  • A PDF booklet with the album artworks
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Short Film Corner: 61th Cannes Festival

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Syl Kougaï's music will be present at the 61th Festival de Cannes. Two tracks from La fille verte album have been chosen by director Raphaël Andreo for the O.S.T of his short film ‘Sale journée’ in official selection for the Short Film Corner. We cross fingers !
« The Short Film Corner stimulates new cinema talents! Throughout the Festival, a privileged meeting place for international professionals. Directors, producers, distributors, festival programmers, buyers, institutions…all are part of the Short Film Corner alchemy! »
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Radioshow: «Les Ondes Ephémères» – 28 feb 2008 / 8pm

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I will be playing a special session of 'La fille verte' on the very alternative radioshow Les Ondes Ephémères
The live will be broadcast from:
- the radio station l'Eko 88.5fm for south of France at 8.00pm.
- In streaming for the rest of the Universe ( 7.00pm GMT ) from:
> http://kanabis.intuxication.net:8080/ [ogg-best quality]
> http://kanabis.intuxication.net:9192/ [mp3]
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Concert: Audioactivity party at Zoo [l’Usine, Geneva] – 8 feb 2008

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For the 4th IDM night at the Zoo at the Usine of Geneva, the Audioactivity collective invites a set of pioneering researchers, adventurers of contemporary electronic music, inconditionnals seeking the constant tension between dancefloor and experimental.

Milanese : "Avec son premier album "1up" (Warp) Milanese est tombé au milieu de la scène "dubstep-grime" comme un astéroïde venu du fin fond de la galaxie sonore. Même si sa musique colle aux caractéristiques de ces 2 genres, elle en explose les limites. En mélangeant d'énormes percussions industrielles à des basslines géantes, des voix déchiquetées et des synthés tout droit sortis de films d'horreur de série B, Milanese compose dans un style unique et terriblement eficace sur les dancefloors. La suite de ses aventures sonores mutantes se sont dernièrement poursuivies sur le mythique label PlanetMu... logique !"

AZ-Rotator : Passionné de hiphop et de graffiti depuis petit sa première expérience musicale commence dans un groupe de hardcore comme chanteur. En grandissant il se trouve un intérêt particulier pour les sonorités electroniques et crée, à l'aide d'un ami appelé dani, le groupe E.B.U.D.P ( El buen uso del progreso ) ou se combine sonorités électroniques et influences punk. Sa manière de créer est radicalement bouleversée lorsqu un jour il écoute un morceau d'Aphex Twin et prend conscience des milliers de nouvelles portes d'expression musicales qu'offrent la technologie et l'imagination. Depuis il enchaîne les expériences avec tout types de jouets électroniques : vielleries, contrôleurs midi, appareils défectueux, tout ce qui sort un son intéressant, sans se limiter il poursuit ses expériences à la recherche perpétuelle de son propre son.

Syl Kougaï : Echappant aux grilles de lecture traditionnelle, Sa musique semble parfois conçue par un cyborg doté d'une perception nouvelle du temps et de l'espace. Vibrante, sauvage, elle alterne ou mèle des déferlantes carabinées et de timides radiations qui sont miel aux oreilles des amoureux de l'audace musicale.

Mr.Connard : du hip hop en passant par le dub, l'electronica et toute sorte d'impressions lugubres, vous fera voyager aux coeurs de ces turpitudes journalières. Son univers bancal a un goût particulier; un goût amer, rouillé; où s'entremêlent sonorités acides, rythmes charcutés, distortions en tout genre...Inspiré par les déviances humaines, il se crée un monde, un monde pénible où sentiments perdus se contortionnent sur des beats metalliques,où visions alarmistes se frottent dangeureusement à la vie quotidienne...

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Concert: ISI festival – 25&26 August 2007

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This electronic festival will take place in the castle's park of Lavérune. Certainly one of the most interesting electronic-rendez-vous of this summer !

INSURRECTION SENTIMENTALE ILLIMITÉE:

« The musical trend that we propose to make you discover, except for its propensity for daydreaming, positions itself as a sound and expermentations laboratory in perpetual movement, an avant-garde accessible to everyone because it is melodious. In a green place, the park of an 18th century castle, to allow everyone, children and adults to lounge in the shade of hundred-year-old trees or under a Berber tent while discovering innovative musical creations. »


Infos: ISI myspace
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