Olivier Alary & Johannes Malfatti - u,i
Catalogue No.: LP13-42
Release Date: 11th December 2020
Genre: Experimental, Electronic
A reflection on modern life glimpsed through the prism of communications technology, ‘u,i’ was recorded almost entirely over VOIP (voice over internet protocol) apps like Skype. Using voices
extracted from personal video feeds and instrumental performances (cello, flute, violin, clarinet, organ), these were sent between their
studios in Berlin and Montreal via VOIP and rerecorded whilst playing with bandwidth reduction to colour and accentuate its flaws and distortions.
Fascinated by the way technology materialises memory, and by “the sound of its failure, pushed to its limits and breaking apart,” Johannes and Olivier have been collaborating for 20 years, working on numerous film projects together. Olivier previously worked under the Ensemble alias, in which Johannes participated as mixer, arranger and co-writer. Ensemble’s 2000 debut (on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label) led to Björk drafting Olivier to remix several tracks and to co-write ‘Desired
Constellation’. After two further Ensemble albums on FatCat, Olivier’s own-name debut was released on 130701 in 2017.
For fans of Akira Rabelais, Johann Johannsson,
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