Faux World

by Galerie Stratique

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about

Revised version : some tracks tracks have been slightly shortened.

Press note : Galerie Stratique expands his sonic palette with a fascinating album that floats in strange, exotic ambiance from acoustic textures. This visceral experience is made from improbable instruments, complex rhythms, broken loops, and complex rustlings merged in a jarring audio flow. Eschewing current styles, Galerie Stratique creates a beautiful, cathartic work of art.

Should please fans of Pierre Henry, Four Tet, Alog, Susumu Yokota, Svalastog, Bird Show, Giuseppe Ielasi and No Neck Blues Band.


Some reviews :

All Music Guide (rated 4 stars, album pick) : "Somewhere between electronica and sound art, deep and abstract yet colorful, bouncy at times and thoroughly captivating, Faux World provides a thrilling listen and stands as a very strong artistic statement from Beullac. Highly recommended."

Exclaim! (mark of excellence) : "There are many ways to incorporate exotic instruments into experimental music but I’ve not heard any that are as immediately striking and beautiful as Galerie Stratique’s Faux World."

Nightlife Montréal : "There's nothing cute or hippy tribal here - it's the quite and erratic rhythm of a world disintegrating, not coming together. This is elegant, deep listening music that's rich with percussion, achingly haunting tones, and washes of immersive sound, emerging melodies and moments of transcendence. [...] An interesting, highly listenable experimental album. "

Textura : "By embracing atonality, micro-polyphony, and chance alignments (created by combining loops set at different speeds and pitches) as working strategies, Beullac liberated the material from adherence to existing styles or genres. [...] what could have become overly complex and alienating instead turns out to be surprisingly accessible. [...] What one encounters are succinct statements of acoustic sound that conceivably could have been produced by a newly-discovered tribe cut off from other cultures for generations."

Electronic Music Review : "...reeks of raw imagination and vision, as each track fully commits to very bizarre and eclectic sounds."

Bande à part (noté 8/10) : "Bientôt rattrapé par cette impression de cauchemar, de peur latente, d’un puits directement creusé dans l’inconscient, on se dit que ce Galerie Stratique a parfois des éclairs de génie."

EtherREAL (noté 7/8) : "...riche en surprises et émerveillements."

credits

released 19 August 2008

composed and produced by Charles-Émile Beullac
Many sounds have been recorded in collaboration with Raphaël Simard - who also played some instruments on the record (mostly percussions).
artwork : Yves Poulin
graphic design : Annie Picard
mastering : Louis Dufort

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