Cat.# … DNA 178 Release Date … 02.02.2016 Genre … Electroacoustic, Post-Concrete Type … FLAC Lossless
Black holes of the semantic space (les trous noirs de l’espace sémantique) are related to the dialogues of the deaf, a common activity on this strange planet.
In this album, the sounds come and go, hesitate, disappear and then they reappear more far in time. They are trying to avoid, but also they are scrambling to finally get lost in space, without even trying to harmonize.
These chaotic soundscapes act as a reflection of our society of hyper-communication in which the informations, the messages, all the words, and all the data get lost anywhere.
Nobody try to understand and everything always ends in a great dialogue of the deaf, each arguing for oneself, and ultimately the knowledge is lost in the black holes of the semantic space.
Tracks 1 to 7 recorded in November and December 2015; music by Berthelot.
Track 8 recorded in January 2016; music by Berthelot & Launay.
Cover by Hieronymus Bosch, «The Hell and the Flood» (detail).
Photos by Ironside. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic.
Berthelot – Dans les cavernes du paléo-cortex (06:43)
Berthelot – Vision fugitive du hazard (04:09)
Berthelot – Fissures de rêveries dans les vitraux de la nef sud (08:14)
Berthelot – Verbiage Statique (03:46)
Berthelot – L’attrape-rumeurs (04:23)
Berthelot – La sciure du balancier intemporel (04:14)
Berthelot – Procédé chaotique de propagation sémantique (08:05)
Berthelot & Launay – Prolégomènes aux dialogues de sourds (07:26)
Cat.# … DNA 166 Release Date … 02.02.2015 Genre … Electroacoustic, Post-Concrete Type … FLAC Lossless
In French language, the word «limbe» (singular) represents the tangible in the fields of Astronomy (the disk edge of a celestial body), of Botany (the broad and flattened part of a leaf), and of the Mechanical Precision (the circular or semicircular edge engraved of a measuring instrument).
In the plural, «limbes», the word falls in both literary and psychological fields of abstractions. It becomes pale and dull (in speaking of a light), or it turns into uncertain states and touches the unconscious and the unreal.
If some people leave their dreams in the limbo of the awakening to better forget them, Berthelot strives to explore these limbo to facilitate the memory of his dreams. The sounds of «Mécanique des limbes» show this exploration in the uncertain states of awakening, where the real and the unreal are merged.
DNA Production is a nonprofit digital label focused on releasing selected works made in dark ambient, drone ambient, noise and other related genres. All the works are released under Creative Common License for free distribution all over the world.