This PDF book is a digest of a two weeks trip to California I took in 2016. I was told that these photographs look like they’ve been taken by a bum with a disposable camera - probably the best thing that I ever heard about my images. This is first of four issues on the… Continue reading USA II
Thoughts about Nicéphore Niépce's Point De Vue Du Gras Niépce’s photograph is something like a traumatic event. It’s an originary moment resonating throughout history, underground. And like all originary moments it’s a fictional construct. After all Niépce never meant to traumatize future photographers. He was trying to take a picture, to achieve the photographic… Continue reading Niépce’s Point de Vue
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
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
This piece was performed live at home on March 26, 2016, for a small crowd of friends. I played it downstairs, locked in the basement, while the audience was listening in front of the flames in the fireplace. It features an extract from a speech by Alan Watts. Thank you Clément Goffinet, Pauline Descamps and… Continue reading Draisine : The Fire Show
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?
Il me paraîtrait cavalier de prétendre « comprendre » le travail d'Elsa Fauconnet, alors qu'il faut bien admettre que c'est d'abord l'incompréhension qui nous saisit face à Green Out (2013), ou à L'Invention (2014) : en effet, il s'agit là d'autant d'installations fragmentées, plus proches en apparence du jouet cassé que du chef-d'œuvre parfaitement proportionné. L'Invention se présente ainsi… Continue reading L’Invention : Elsa Fauconnet
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