Syl Kougaï in the playlists of radio NOVA

Broadcast “Wagon Mix” by Max, wednesday 2 december 2010 at 09:20pm

1 - Set & Match - Je me fais yech
2 - Emilie Simon - Desert
3 - Cobson - This Charming man
4 - Andromakers - Electricity
5 - Fanga - Bassi Té
6 - Rinôçerôse - Le Mobilier
7 - Syl Kougaï - Atoll Mécanique Swing
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«Metaswing» limited CD edition : Available now !

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«Metaswing» limited CD edition : Order now !

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Live : Syl Kougaï @ Resonances Electroniques, friday 19th november

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I will play a full electronic live set at the next Resonances Electroniques festival. This will be some crazy interpretation of my new album Metaswing !

Friday 19th november 2010 – 9pm
la peniche cancale - Dijon - France
Infos and tickets

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Warp remix competition : vote for Syl Kougaï !

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I have just remix a track of Gonjasufi from Warp records to take part in their remix competition. The track is called 'Candilane' from the album 'A Sufi and A Killer'.
My remix is indeed a complete new composition with some samples from the original a-cappella and inspired from the music of Gonjasufi.

Competition closes 1st November 2010 - Gonjasufi and Warp Records will pick the winner shortly after.

So I'm pleased to call for YOUR VOTE !!!

Vote for Syl Kougaï's Gonjasufi Remix
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M-La-Musique reviews «Metaswing»

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" Ce n’est pas un hasard si on a rencontré Samuel, alias Syl Kougaï ce printemps au concert parisien d’Autechre : le Montpeliérain a vu le duo anglais plusieurs fois sur scène, et il nous a décrypté les arcanes d’un live electronica, leur travail de haute précision sur les fréquences, et on a trouvé ce mec franchement sympathique... et calé dans son domaine.
Cet ingénieur du son s’y connait en effet, et le prouve encore avec ce EP d’electro avant-gardiste qui mériterait de figurer au catalogue du label Warp : textures huper travaillées, rythmes en fractales, ambiances sombres, basses craquelantes ou aquatiques, on sent qu’il a aussi écouté Aphex Twin et Boards of Canada.
En chirurgien du son qu’il est, Syl Kougaï enfile sa blouse blanche pour martyriser les machines, les faire crisser... et créer un univers personnel ou le son crépite comme un microprocesseur qui surchauffe, fatigué de trop d’informations. Le swing du futur, à n’en pas douter. "

Reviewed by Jean-Marc Grosdemouge for M-la-musique.

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  • A PDF booklet with the album artworks
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Machine : a compilation by the Elektron-Users community

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Machine is a unique compilation album and collaborative effort, produced by the Elektron-Users community.

Machine – a single word and concept that has guided the imagination of electronic musicians for decades: one word that has captured the attention of electronic music makers, from the early pioneers to the electronic luminaries of today. As relevant as ever, we have chosen this concept to provide a starting point for the Machine compilation album. The compilation seeks to investigate various aspects of this term, and bring some new interpretations to the table.

The album consists of 15 magical tracks of contemporary electronic music, crafted by artists from all corners of the world. The tracks and artists are united by the Machine concept, and … Continue reading
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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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