Rachel Langlais – Dothe
Catalogue No.: UJNSQ035LP
Release Date: 30th July 2021
Rachel Langlais is a musician, a multi-instrumentalist (see Borja Flames, Vagina Town, Boy and the Echo Choir...) and a composer. Whether playing live or for the record, she freely explores various aesthetics ranging from the innovating pop music of Pyjamarama to the “ZADist” Rn’B of Infinite Summer and the quadraphonic oddity named La Colonie de Vacances. Composed, played, recorded and mixed by Rachel Langlais, Dothe is an album that was built around two upright pianos, which she tuned and played differently. In line with John Cage and his prepared pianos, Rachel Langlais relies on this broad practice which consists in modifying the very nature of the sounds a piano makes by applying various materials directly onto the strings (paper, metal objects, pieces of wood, adhesive tape, plastic…). She completes her approach to the prepared piano with diverse recording and digital processing techniques (cut, slowdown) turning Dothe into a contemporary experiment.
Tracklist: 1. De Belles Jours 2. Dothe 3. Thangen 4. Jogging À Courre 5. Comme Le Canard 6. En Brasier 7. Balfol 8. Penché Perché 9. Grand Droit