MANDAÏ DISTRIBUTION - independent music distributor

Copyright : 2002-2019
HOME | MAIL ORDER | DISTRIBUTION | LINKS | CONTACT | FAQ | NEWS | CONCERTS
SEARCH
The on-line catalog contains 2265 references
BROWSE BY
- Artists
- Labels
- Formats
- Styles
- Mid prices
- Last items
- LP
- 10in
- 7in
- Mandaï Gift Vouchers
NEWSLETTER
- Subscribe
LOGIN
Sign in or Register.

CONCERTS
22/06/2019
Seno Nudo @ Fêtes de la Musique
29/06/2019
Seno Nudo @ Verdur Rock
04/07/2019
Von Stroheim @ La Bulle Café
20/07/2019
Necronomidol @ V11
16/02/2020
Seno Nudo @ Brasserie Houppe
More concerts ...
NEWS
14/05/2019
Working on new titles this week !
06/05/2019
We've just restocked some missing Cuneiform Records items.
25/04/2019
New releases are now available !
21/04/2019
La Jungle's new album are shipping right now !
More news ...
FEEDBACKS
S... (Belgium)
Super...
d... (Belgium)
Excellent...
m... (France)
Mandai delivers fast the finest indie an...
More feedbacks ...
DESCRIPTION
BERTRAND, BEN
NGC 1999

Label : Les Albums Claus
Year : 2018
Format : LP
Style : Experimental
Availability : Out of stock


Description :Ben Bertrand is armed with a bass clarinet and backed with sound effects, aiming in the direction of the contemporary classical section of your record collection. Dreamlike compositions that take you to his warm and minimal world. In the musical sauna, Ben Bertrand sits in between Gavin Bryars and Jon Hassell. For 'les albums claus', Ben Bertrand made 5 compositions overflowing in a musical crescendo, unfolding it's character and talent in an unified primitive/futuristic sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques.

Ben Bertrand was influenced by fellow minimalists such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley, and in his work, he combines simple musical patterns, offset in time, to create a slowly shifting, cohesive whole. He makes use of his clarinet - effects and loop pedals - to construct modal, hypnotic grooves, over which he plays microtonally-inflected clarinet phrases. The use of loops permits to phase patterns on which simple and audible processes let him explore musical concepts. Rich harmonies are built, always increasing in density, before the whole thing gradually fades out leading the auditor back on earth.

This debut album comes out on vinyl and cd in a limited edition of 300 copies. All compositions are made and played by Ben Bertrand solo.

The design has been made by Dutch graphic designer Zeloot (New Yorker, DeMorgen, VrijNederland) and has been silkscreened.

Composition, arrangement, bass clarinet, electronics : Ben Bertrand

Voices on Post Scriptum to Valentina Tereshkova by Anne-Charlotte Bisoux & Manah Depauw

Recording, mixing and mastering by Christophe Albertijn

Recorded live at les ateliers claus, October 2017.

Titles :01. Orion Molecular Cloud
02. V380 Orionis
03. Malkauns on Kitt Peak
04. Sanctus Hubble
05. Post Scriptum to Valentina Tereshkova

FROM THE SAME ARTIST
BEST SELLING

LA JUNGLE
Past // Middle Age // Future (LP) - 19.60 €
Black Basset Records / Rockerill Records / A Tant Rêver du Roi

LE REX
Escape of The Fire Ants (CD) - 14.70 €
Cuneiform Records

VON STROHEIM
Love ? Who Gets Love ? (CD) - 12.40 €
Uproar for Veneration Records

AMUTE
Some Rest (LP) - 16.60 €
Humpty Dumpty
NEW RELEASES

ALPHA STRATEGY
The Gurgler (CD) - 8.30 €
Antena Krzyku

?ALOS (WITH XABIER IRIONDO)
Coscienza di Sé (LP) - 14.50 €
Cheap Satanism Records

THE SPELLCASTERS
Music from the Anacostia Delta (CD) - 14.70 €
Cuneiform records

LA JUNGLE
Past // Middle Age // Future (CD) - 10.40 €
Black Basset Records / Rockerill Records / A Tant Rêver du Roi

V/A
Eric Thielemans / Billy Hart : Talking about the Weather (LP+Book) - 43.30 €
Sub Rosa

SPACE ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE
Nebulosity (LP) - 16.60 €
Cheap Satanism Records

V/A
Henry Kaiser / Anthony Pirog / Jeff Sipe / Tracy Silverman / Andy West : Five times Surprise (CD) - 18.80 €
Cuneiform Records

V/A
An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music : 1966-2016 (2xCD) - 16.60 €
Sub Rosa
-MORE NEW RELEASE-