Robert Horton : Bunnies For Pencils & Plateau : Mahogany Daddy-O

New releases on the N.O.T. music label, two from Robert Horton & his vaults. CDs and digital are available for sale from bandcamp.   Artist : Plateau Album : Mahogany Daddy-O Label : Nothing Out There Catalogue Number : n.o.t.#45 Release date : 05/01/2020 Country : USA Artwork : Robert Horton Format : 5"CDr Print… Continue reading Robert Horton : Bunnies For Pencils & Plateau : Mahogany Daddy-O

Cineribus, a game by ALK

Cineribus is a video game that I developed in 2020 in Unreal Engine. I am a photographer based in the North of France. I travelled to Detroit in 2015 and took large-format photographs using a 4x5 view camera. This type of analog camera provides very high resolution images. In Cineribus, I allow you to zoom… Continue reading Cineribus, a game by ALK

Ateliers d’expérimentation sonore

Réalisé par le service éducatif du Fresnoy (Tourcoing) avec des classes de collégiens, cet atelier propose la découverte des différents types d'effets utilisés dans la musique amplifiée sous la forme des pédales d'effet. Le groupe est ensuite invité à se produire en improvisation pour prendre en main ces outils sonores.   Photo et vidéo par… Continue reading Ateliers d’expérimentation sonore

Lauren Moffatt : Beyond the Rubicon

I'm happy to announce the exhibition of this new digital project by Lauren Moffatt. I contributed to this VR sculptural experience with an original Draisine soundtrack. Beyond the Rubicon will be shown at Worth Ryder Art Gallery, at University of California Berkeley Campus, from April 5 to April 26, 2018. More information here : http://deptique.net/news/… Continue reading Lauren Moffatt : Beyond the Rubicon

Przewalski’s Horses’ story

...was featured in the blog Music You Mind Still Love You in 2011. http://musicyourmindstillloveyou.blogspot.fr/2011/08/przewalskis-horses-story-constantin.html I realize a kind of constancy came to be, spontaneously, in our different releases. They can be sorted by how they sound and how they've been recorded. I'm particularly happy with an open "serie" of tape releases that include Pripyàt Holidays… Continue reading Przewalski’s Horses’ story

John Henry Calvinist : Shackles First To Fit

Top image found here. I’m proud of finally presenting a project that I have had in my sleeve for a very long time now. John Henry Calvinist’s Shackles First To Fit is the making of David MacKinnon of The Lost Domain fame, his first solo output before King Solomon Hill (later printed by Digitalis). I… Continue reading John Henry Calvinist : Shackles First To Fit

Bogie Bogie : s/t

  Bogie Bogie is the one-shot recording of an anonymous guitar duo, happened live in a private flat overlooking the river in Liège somewhere around 2008. Destroyed acoustic in the vein of Tsarskoïe Selo Hemophilarmonic clashes with fragmented electric spawned by Przewalski’s Horses technique, and makes for 30 minutes of free improvisation, leaning at times… Continue reading Bogie Bogie : s/t

Robert Horton : This Bug’s For You

We've worked for a while now with Robert to put out a re-issue of a long-gone tape of Plateau, his late 80s band. It will be available to order soon via bandcamp. Artist : Robert Horton Album : This Bug's For You Label : Nothing Out There Catalogue Number : n.o.t.#41 Release date : 11/07/2017… Continue reading Robert Horton : This Bug’s For You

Constantin Dubois-Choulik & Jeff Gburek : Olive-Eros

Pauline Oliveros' life and work has been inspirational for me. A few months before she died, I was lucky to see her in a lecture in Brussels, the recording of which served as a basis for that track, composed in collaboration with Jeff Gburek, and published in his Dada-inspired compilation "Extreme Contrast". Collage by Karolina… Continue reading Constantin Dubois-Choulik & Jeff Gburek : Olive-Eros

28/04/17, Les Instants Chavirés : Six Dusty Strings Night

Played live at Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, April 28th, 2017, with Is A Fish and O'Death Jug. Photo by Jjgfree. Nothing Out There et Dyin'Ghosts Records présentent O’DEATH JUG PRZEWALSKI’S HORSES IS A FISH Nothing Out There et Dyin’Ghosts Records présentent une soirée électrique réunissant 3 groupes de guitaristes hantés par les paysages de l’Américana,… Continue reading 28/04/17, Les Instants Chavirés : Six Dusty Strings Night

Threes And Will : Purge of Genden

Artist : Threes And Will Album : Purge Of Genden Label : Nothing Out There Catalogue Number : n.o.t.#40 Release date : 03/10/2017 Country : Estonia Artwork : Threes And Will Format : c46 Print run : 50 Order : here   There's a definitively dystopian zeitgeist to Threes & Will's last output. Always noisier… Continue reading Threes And Will : Purge of Genden

Les Holchteins : Le Diktat

Artist : Les Holchteins Album : Le Diktat Label : Nothing Out There Catalogue Number : n.o.t.#26 Release date : 02/26/2012 Country : Belgium Artwork : Constantin Dubois Choulik Format : CDr Print run : 50 Order : sold out This record was released by Nothing Out There. Les Holchteins is a loose crew of… Continue reading Les Holchteins : Le Diktat

Draisine : Cave Sessions 2016-7

Draisine will now be publishing (mostly) unedited rehearsing sessions from the home cave. I'll add tracks regularly there. I don't exactly know what to do with music anymore in terms of distribution or "broadcasting", so it'll just be there for potential enjoyment.  Photo by Pauline Descamps at L'Auréole Béthencourt. Tape available to order on bandcamp

Nothing Out There catalogue

Most of the catalogue is now digitally available on bandcamp. Also, check the discogs page to order physical releases. Or contact me. Only the bold ones below are still available.   n.o.t.#46 : Robert Horton ~ Bunnies For Pencils n.o.t.#45 : Plateau ~ Mahogany Daddy-O (re-issue) n.o.t.#44 : Bogie Bogie ~ s/t n.o.t.#43 : John… Continue reading Nothing Out There catalogue

Przewalski’s Horses : Experimenting at What-do-you-call-the-place?

  Przewalski's Horses was invited by the 267 lattajjaa finnish record label to contribute to a new cassette compilation, The Devil Man. We already collaborated with Hannu Hatti, creator of 267 lattajjaa, somewhere around 2007 with the release of the Museum For The Trees record. Here are his words about the compilation : "All The… Continue reading Przewalski’s Horses : Experimenting at What-do-you-call-the-place?

Przewalski’s Horses : Nyàr

  Like a similar PH records Museum For The Trees (267 Lattajjaa), Nyàr was recorded in several short summer sessions in my parents' backyard, using mostly acoustic things & instruments. Personnel was PH : Aurélie Brouet and Constantin Dubois. The recordings were very sparse, so... the idea, stolen from - among others - Eliane Radigue's… Continue reading Przewalski’s Horses : Nyàr

L’improvisation musicale au XXème siècle

L'improvisation musicale au 20ème siècle (PDF) is a mémoire I've written ten years ago about the evolution of improvisational practices in contemporary music, during my studies of aesthetics in ULB (Brussels). It was directed by Thierry Lenain. With all its flaws, I guess it can be of some interest here. Also, it includes an interview… Continue reading L’improvisation musicale au XXème siècle

P-A-R-K-I-N-G

  Produced by L'Association Sésame. This 8 minutes piece is the result of a serie of field recording workshops sessions, commissionned by Sésame and conducted by me in 2015. The idea was to use the Plaine Image's concrete and metal parking lot as it was, new and still empty, as a sound source. La Plaine… Continue reading P-A-R-K-I-N-G

Draisine : Fireflies / Rivendite [E.P.]

  Contains field recordings from Peaks Of Otter, VA ; some others from Teufelsberg spy towers in Berlin, featuring Michael Northam & Aurélie Brouet. Rivendite contains samples from a lecture by William Irwin Thompson. Cover image was modified from 1992 Cryo’s Dune game.

Inner Ends Of The Coils

  This image was created for the Inner Ends Of The Coils compilation released by Nothing Out There in 2009. I bought an apparently self-made, obviously half-destroyed electric guitar in Brussels' flea market, took some pictures of it, printed them, did some trichloroethylene transfers of these, digitized and edited it on Photoshop, mixing it up… Continue reading Inner Ends Of The Coils

Mathilde Veyrunes’ The Run

The Run is the third shortfilm to which I've contributed, sound-wise, but it's the first time I record an original soundtrack. The movie was shot in San Francisco by Mathilde Veyrunes. I've played two live sountracks concerts for The Run in 2015, once in Les Instants Chavirés (Montreuil, France) and once in Lieu Commun (Toulouse,… Continue reading Mathilde Veyrunes’ The Run

Het Entrepot (live) with fleuryfontaine

Fotografie: Stijn Boelens, Het Entrepot. Thanks I was invited by fleuryfontaine to produce a live soundtrack to their installation Théâtre Des Opérations in Het Entrepot (Bruges, BE), the rendition of the Cut The Crap residency. Using one of their current favorite materials, paraffin, it is a meditation on the drone pilot's working desk, an essential… Continue reading Het Entrepot (live) with fleuryfontaine

Przewalski’s Horses ~ Tokyo Skylark / ATS 909X : Soundtrack for Nicolas-Pierre Réveillard’s Gamine à la Fenêtre

Przewalski's Horses always used shortwave radio a lot. These two records kind of sum it up. They were originally published by the We Have No Zen weblabel from Ukraine. The album names are the names of the radios I used ; a modern Sangean ATS 909X and a vintage Tokyo Skylark NR-52F1. Some of these… Continue reading Przewalski’s Horses ~ Tokyo Skylark / ATS 909X : Soundtrack for Nicolas-Pierre Réveillard’s Gamine à la Fenêtre

Draisine ~ John Henry (for David Mac Kinnon)

John Henry is a track from Draisine's first record. It is an homage to David Mac Kinnon, more known under his John Henry Calvinist pseudonym.   Calvinist was a founding member of the Australian band The Lost Domain, a most unique band if there ever was one. M. Mac Kinnon released two records on his… Continue reading Draisine ~ John Henry (for David Mac Kinnon)

fleuryfontaine ~ Comme on amasse du sable pour en faire un château

http://fleuryfontaine.fr/commeonamassedusablepourenfaireunchateau/ Image courtesy of fleuryfontaine During a residency in Korea, my pals from fleuryfontaine built up this Unity 3D environment, inviting guests to fill a room with their own material - images or sounds. Draisine sent over some sound loops extracted from what was recorded at the time. The room is accessible in the application,… Continue reading fleuryfontaine ~ Comme on amasse du sable pour en faire un château

Draisine ~ Green Door

Green Door is originally a song writtent by Bob Davie and Marvin Moore. I liked the lyrics themselves and choose to take them completely out of their original music to make up a new song. I actually never listened to any of the original versions. It evolved into a twenty minutes piece I played live… Continue reading Draisine ~ Green Door

Marjorie Van Halteren – That Tuesday! podcast n°5

Marjorie Van Halteren, originally from New York, has been living in Europe for more than twenty years now. A very interesting, lively and complete character in the field of radio and sound composition, I had the pleasure to meet her only recently ; we collaborated on one of her last podcast sessions, as I was… Continue reading Marjorie Van Halteren – That Tuesday! podcast n°5

Character Fonts – for Nothing Out There

Working on record artworks for Nothing Out There, I occasionnaly had to make up custom TTF character fonts. They are not always complete, nor perfect, but they did the job. You can download them here, just mention me as the author if you use them. I'm currently working on a new one for the child's… Continue reading Character Fonts – for Nothing Out There

About Robert Horton – experimentor extraordinaire (2008)

Below are some words about Robert Horton, with whom I've had the pleasure to collaborate in the past, releasing some records on Nothing Out There, and finally met in 2016. For a sound artist as mind-blowing as Robert Horton, there is something really pleasant in knowing that one of the first shows that the man… Continue reading About Robert Horton – experimentor extraordinaire (2008)

Ere De Repos

Ere De Repos, or Rest Era, was my second and last project in Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains. It was shown in Panorama 16, the finishing year exhibition there, in 2014. It is my first foray in the field of video games. You can download and play it on itch.io here : http://dusty-medusa.itch.io/rest-era… Continue reading Ere De Repos

Daymoon – Goupil Le Fol

Artwork for the Daymoon record released on Nothing Out There in 2009. I made them out of cuts from 50s, 60s and 70s National Geographic Magazines. Listen to the music here : https://nothingoutthere.bandcamp.com/album/goupil-le-fol Here's what the label said at the time : "THE PLAYERS : Benjamin Laurent Aman, Marion Auburtin, Sean F.Barrett, Aurélie Brouet, Los… Continue reading Daymoon – Goupil Le Fol

Rockumentaries

In 2005 and 2006, i directed three short documentaries about different experimental rock bands, mixing live footage and interviews. They have been broadcasted by the french webzine mille-feuille.fr, and available online at Internet Archive and youtube. Also have been printed by Nothing Out There in 2008.   Birchville Cat Motel live at the Frontline, Ghent,… Continue reading Rockumentaries

Nothing Out There

« n.o.t. » is a DIY music print producing custom artworks for all blends of leftfield musical projects. A full catalog of 34 references was released since 2006. Listen and purchase the music and the physical releases : https://nothingoutthere.bandcamp.com/ The label aimed at: 1) perpertuating the magic of the « musical object » 2) contributing… Continue reading Nothing Out There

Draisine

Draisine is my solo project. A more self-contained and mastered process than Przewalski’s Horses, it still relies much on free improvisation, revolving mainly around effects-processed electric guitar. Long sessions of studio recordings make the raw matter for post-productions editings, post-recording compositions; the musical composition here is much like painting, as it is about merging independent… Continue reading Draisine

Przewalski’s Horses

The duo of complete neophytes in classical music terms, Przewalski’s Horses is an ever-changing, always experimenting outfit, frolickin in the margins of the musical spectrum, much like Przewalski’s breed of wild horses in the Chernobyl Zone - that is, in areas where you aren’t supposed to grow healthily. See here for a 2011 interview: http://musicyourmindstillloveyou.blogspot.fr/2011/08/przewalskis-horses-story-constantin.html… Continue reading Przewalski’s Horses

Pan To Scratch : Odomez Serie

Artwork for a Pan To Scratch tape released in 2011 on Nothing Out There records. I used outdated 600 Polaroïd films, pressing outwards the chemical contents of the envelopes of the film. Sometimes they were still partly moist, creating strange psychedelic landscapes ; sometimes they only puffed choking clouds of chemical dust enclosed in the… Continue reading Pan To Scratch : Odomez Serie

Draisine : The Speaking Clock

"I was feelin’ kinda lonesome and blue I needed somebody to talk to So I called up the operator of time Just to hear a voice of some kind “When you hear the beep it will be three o’clock” She said that for over an hour And I hung up" Bob Dylan, Talkin' World War… Continue reading Draisine : The Speaking Clock

Draisine : My Name Is Taken

Draisine's first album, recorded in March 2013 at Le Fresnoy by Constantin Dubois Choulik. Edited and mixed from March 2013 to August 2014. Track 1 featured in Clio Simon's shortfilm Camanchaca. Track 4 is dedicated to David McKinnon, aka John Henry Calvinist, of The Lost Domain fame. Track 8 contains a sample of The Town… Continue reading Draisine : My Name Is Taken

A.O.I. The Odomez Diary

  During and after our visits in Odomez, Aurélie Brouet and I have collected a consistent amount of drawings and writings. n.o.t.#12 gathers a selection of them. The Kuhlmann Factory's demolition works have lasted from september 2007 to april 2008. The factory was located in Odomez, in the North of France ; a chemical-textile plant,… Continue reading A.O.I. The Odomez Diary

Odomez

In 2006, I found the « Kuhlmann » disused factory, a former chemical-textile plant in the countryside of Odomez, in the north of France. The factory had been running from 1926 to 1965, and then abandoned for more than forty years.   Completely apart from the sole function that gave sense to it, a built… Continue reading Odomez