vox populi! is an adventerous french band, born in the early 80s. their sound incorporates elements from psychedelic musics, persian folklore and all kind of elevating sound form. they had numerous releases during the 80s including a split-lp with h.n.a.s. and contributed to tons of cassette-compilations. recently, a collaboration-cd with pacific 231 (featuring both old & new tracks) was released by monochrome vision.
"soft entrance to nature's camino de luz" is mostly an axel solo work in a more experimental/surrealistic/environmental vein. instruments include synthesizer, shruti box, chimes, tibetan singing bowls, raining stick, bass, resonant tubes, field recordings and tape manipulations. dedicated to all the animals featured (and there are many!).
Its quite a surprise to see Vox Populi! to be part of Taalem. Axel Kyrou has been active since the early 80s in the field of experimental music, but sometimes with a more pop like direction (in the early stages), ethnical (later on). I wasn't always a big fan of his work, but what he does here is very nice. There is a long list of instruments used and places that were recorded, which are finely woven into a three piece suite of all these various sound sources, making a very nice sound scape of animal sounds, chimes, bells and other field recordings. If this is his recent direction, then I am all ears. (FdW)
released September 25, 2008
axel kyrou: synth, samples, field recordings, chimes, rainstick, tibetan singing bowl, voice, resonant tubes and objects
thierry: bass on track 2
sonorous waves include : swallows, sheeps with bells, church bells, a sexually oriented frog gathering in royan (france), various diurnal and nocturnal grasshoppers, a plane, a game center in naha (okinawa, japan), the sound environment of the pond of koro (burkina faso), a church organ improvisation recorded from outside (twisted a little), and finally the sound of silence.
photography: axel kyrou
artwork: delphine ancelle-b.
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