Creel Pone Pierre Henry “Prismes” (Brazil) CP133
ouverture / sirène (4:58)
"... previously, mr. p.c. c.p. had the wise idea to replicate the two “corticalart” pierre henry titles, considered by many as the most wild & woolly amongst the french master’s vast discography ...
... personally, i’ve long been puzzled by the “corticalart iii” title ; was there a “corticalart ii” that we somehow missed ? lo and behold, here it is, in the form of a “second” concert utilizing the system, again done in collaboration with bernard bonnier, assembled at the studio apsome then presented as part of a “spectacle of cybernetic, spatio-lumina-dynamics” staged by nicolas schöffer & alwin nikolas at the hamburg opera in february 1973 under the banner “kyldex i” ...
... i’ve seen the single “prismes” excerpt show up on a few compilations of henry’s era work, but the complete performance remains one of henry & bonnier’s most sought-after sides ... recorded a full two years after “mise en musique” (but only 7 months prior to “corticalart iii”) this takes a comparably nuanced approach to working with the system ... while yes, the opening pulsewidth grind of “ouverture” is straight out of “mise en musique’s” playbook, the stereo-heavy electronic twang of “sirène” is a rising swarm of tightly-controlled high-end synthesizer fury that drops out into a distant prepared-piano block ... the extremely minimal pointillism of “continuum” wraps rattled percussion & sly oscillator pings into an inter-channel riddle (listen to the sound-sample for a chunk of those last two) ... “crépidance” clearly shows bonnier’s involvement (the constant kick-pulse & tape-echo chime are straight out of “casse-tête”) & the two-part “facettes” drops an incredibly dense musique concrète miniature before continuing in the mould of rising, hysteresis-heavy brainwave-induction before the zappy, aberrant pan laws of “manèges” close out the side ...
... both “crescendo” & “perpetuum” (ditto ; raw brain-wave inductions sustained in a thick morass of discordant overtones, then further ultra-minimal iterations) build up to the main-event of the title-track :: 15 minutes of sublime rise / fall tactics, impeccably assembled waves of over-lapping automations & low, growling figures cut with almost imperceptible slices of taped-sound, erupting into a honey of a tape-speed munge-out ...
... of the three “corticalarts,” this one definitely shows the most range & prowess (don’t get me wrong ; i do love the brutal bludgeoning of “mise” & the washed-out room-whirr of “iii”) ; amazing it’s taken mr. p.c. c.p. so long to sort out the missing installment of this incredible trilogy ..."
-KFW (Mimaroglu Music Sales)
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Track Listingsouverture / sirène (4:58)continuum (4:04)crépidance (5:14)facettes (5:10)manèges (3:04)crescendo (3:22)perpetuum (4:22)prisme (15:15)"... previously, mr. p.c. c.p. had the wise idea to replicate the two “corticalart” pierre henry titles, considered by...
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