01. Descent (23:10)
03.Into The Maelstrom (21:01)
Inspired by a novel from Edgar Allan Poe « A Descent Into The Maelstrom » evokes the struggle of a Man who follows a path leading him to the edge of a steep cliff from where he hears the tumultuous waves of a «synthesized whirlwind », screaming and roaring incessantly, that traps him within an ocean of rhythmic sound-in-fusion. A very «science- frictional» madness radiates, no frontiers are heard and yet the composer invites us to cross them all by penetrating into the depths of two autonomous and complementary universes...
A chromatic complementarity between the ultra-coloured and vibrant sounds, inviting adventurous spectators/listeners to a « sinesthési-Kosmiche » journey, played on a mythic vintage machine: The Buchla Easel.
Easel which in English refers to the painter’s easel. A painter uses an easel to support the canvas on which he creates his works. So the Buchla Easel is the ideal support to hold a canvas on which Petit wants to create his sound paintings.
Recorded in one shot to preserve the spontaneity and using the instrument connected to an Avantone Pro CLA-200 ampli er and recorded on 2 separate tracks, each treated differently with a GRM «comb filter» to create true stereo spatialization and an even more efficient voltage intercourses between oscillator, modulator, pulser, LFO or other voltage sequencer. A unique vision of the Buchla for a Psychedelico-Shoegaze rendering, whose Drone thickness can also evoke MBV that would rub shoulders with the early Grateful Dead, of the time when Don Buchla was one of them and that his electronic-modular ights made the public lose all meaning under acid.
Lysergic West-Coast Electro crazyness...