Lost Tribe Sound
Rituals so far off center from norm these days, drenched in slow organic subtlety, raw distortion and real acoustic interactions that make sense and serve the whole, and an emotional component that is very much alive, like an agitated kombucha mother.
In June 2016, the great-outdoors music festival Echos asked Ernest Bergez aka Sourdure to produce a series of "mantras" set to be diffused in between each concert of the twenty-four hours event taking place in the french Alpes. These pieces were played on the festival's gigantic speakers/ horns system in the afternoon, evening, night, morning, noon... and reverberated fully in the rocky valley. This triple vinyl edition gathers the field-recording-like captures of the tracks delivered once again through the system later that year by Ernest Bergez with the help of Frédéric Bernier, Joaquim Brissaud and Julien Desailly.
This edition contains three complementary pieces composed from the original recordings (June 2016 and November 2016) and recorded in Royat in May 2017.
Many thanks to Association Dôme and Association Les Villages des Jeunes.
Commandés par l'Association Dôme pour le festival Echos, les Mantras ont été composés par Ernest Bergez au Faï en Juin 2016. Enregistré sur les trompes du Faï pour Standard In-Fi en Novembre 2016, avec le concours de Frédéric Bernier, Joaquim Brissaud et Julien Desailly.
La présente édition contient trois pièces complémentaires composées à partir de matériaux originaux et enregistrés à Royat en Mai 2017.
Chaleureux remerciements à l'Association Dôme et l'Association Les Villages des Jeunes.
released July 12, 2017
Julien Desailly * = Gaida, Uilleann Pipe & Low Whistle
Ernest Bergez = All other Instruments
Mix & Digital by Ernest Bergez
Vinyl Master by 21Mastring, Cutting by SST
Artwork by Sauvage & Druid-High, printed by Antoine Lambin at Société Ecran.
Originally edited as triple cassette in July 2017 by Standard in-Fi
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