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Matins d'Ari​è​ge

by Stéphane Marin

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mikehoolboom Marin proves once again that he is the master of the close-up, offering worlds of intense engagement and muscular gestures. A life outdoors, in the wind, moving the piles, feeling the long ache of the day. Brilliant.
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drone2805 Purist of the sound, Stephane Marin presents us with this album, sound recordings of great quality. First and foremost an important player in the sound arts community, he makes the choice to preserve the nature of his sounds while avoiding altering them. He adds his personal artistic touch to the editing by creating complementarities and stimulating contrasts! See also one of his other albums, "Invisible (s) Archipelago (s) # 1 - Serendib rhythms". He always delivers us an amazing job! Favorite track: Bourrasque.
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Bourrasques 03:56
Bourrasque 02:19
L'Inquiet 02:58
Bourre 00:28
Dégel 06:11


Notes from the artist

MATINS D'ARIÈGE is an intimate, elementary and ecological auscultation of the place I used to live in Ariège (Pyrénnées - France). A kind of non-nostalgic "souvenir" which invites the listeners to experience the specific vibrations and the deep energy wich overfows from these simple rural sonic spaces.

I'm trying here to share another angle of listening, another "regard", on an intimate countryside world. This landscape that seems familiar at first glance but only before the phonographic framework offers us the vision of a less generic rurality, more dramatic, more fantasmatic, more powerful !

This binaural work is balanced between abstract and concrete sonic propositions and between "raw" and recomposed field recordings. All the tracks are linked with one (or more) of our (western) 4 elements.

Ariège is the place to be (in France) for decreasing...
Would you take the time to decrease with us all the way to the end ?
Really… to the end ?!.


Matins d'Ariège is carbon-free…
No plane and no car have been used to record it !

All recordings were made between 2013 and 2014 in the village of
Fabas (Parc Régional des Pyrénnées Ariégeoises, France)
mostly with binaural or contact microphones :
please experience it (only) on your (best) headphones !..

"Matins d'Ariège" was composed between october 2014 and february 2015.


Thanks to Enrico Coniglio, Patrick Mc Ginley, Daniel Crockaert, Pali Meursault, Marc Namblard, Felix Blume, Miguel Isaza, and Luis Antero for their careful listenings and their precious reviews.



Recording / Composition / Mastering / Photos : Stéphane MARIN


On the border between listening to the soundscape and "in situ" compositions,
in the porosity proposed by a work who rubs the real,
Stéphane MARIN's artistic, ecological and spiritual paths
approching each day a little closer to the silence.


released August 6, 2015

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