israël quellet

Soni Sclavus

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Rythmes d'Etain SR343 + Oppressum SR244 + Soni Sclavus SR262

opus II
Israel Quellet's sound - in his own words: i made the sounds while i was recording, either alone or with the help of my wife. once a piece has been edited together, the final mixing is performed live, without automation. in order to retain the original dynamics, i do not use compression or any other specific mastering technique designed to equalize the sound or spatialize the stereo image. however, the heavy saturation used in some pieces limits the range of dynamics. the diverse sounds and the diverse means used to capture them give each piece a different overall sound and stereo image. therefore, the pieces are not standardized or calibrated systematically; they do not all sound the same.

Israël Quellet: a short biography
born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 1972. he worked in the psychiatric field for several years. at 16, he discovers on his own some different soundworlds, such as Miles Davis's electric era,Sun Ra, Dub, German cosmic music, Magma, Zappa and many more. in 1997, he stepped into the action and, following the advice of a sound engineer friend, bought microphones, a digital mixing board, and studio monitors. basically, he turned part of his basement into a soundsmithing studio. that is when he started to create, out of his immediate surroundings, sound works that have little to do with what is "normally" being done. appreciated by composer Jorge E. Campos, Quellet is supported by the Centre Pierre Schaeffer in Paris. in 2003, he contacted Sub Rosa. three years later, he was releasing his first public recording. this present one is the second (probably of a trilogy). It explores the very commun object and have a great deal with the problem of saturation and noise.


01 for organ and percussion 04:45
02 for organ 06:25
03 for fitness rower 04:45
04 for home-made bass, percussion, and miscellaneous sounds 04:39
05 for organ and voice 02:54
06 for percussion and saturation 02:21
07 for footsteps and knocks on stairs, and vented carbon dioxide 06:25
08 things that bloat, things that stagnate - for voice, percussion, organ, and miscellaneous sounds 06:27
09 for organ 05:01
10 for snare drum, brushes, and saturation 04:36
11 for organ and percussion 03:08