12" LP + CD.
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Like Valentin Sorger, the topographer of Peter Handke's book 'The Slow Return Home' who wanders through Alaska to study and draw the forms of a landscape as impressive as strange, the Envelope Collective founder Olivier Arson (Paris, 1979) relocated upnorth, in Siglufjör∂ur, one of the most remote point of Iceland. Like Sorger, Olivier ran into an exuberant and pure nature, an environment that ended up building an echo chamber and started to outline new sonic cartographies that 8 years later materialize as the LP “Sorger était allé dehors, comme après un triomphe”, a paragon of electro-acoustic ambient built on profound bass pulses, samples of classical serialism and folktronica, liquid crystal guitars, magmas of undulating organs and processed field recordings.
Think of Last Days and Skyphone, of múm and the firsts Boards of Canada, of Tim Hecker and Ethan Rose, of Stars of the Lid and The Remote Viewer, of Black To Comm and of the Brian Eno of Oscure Records if you need the coordinates to locate this collection of humid atmospheres and floating textures, impressionistic soundscapes as ethereal as beautiful that sometimes heel over jazz improvisations from Central Europe (the trumpets and oboe of in "Lhorse" could well fit in the Rune Grammofon catalog along with the most experimental Arve Henriksen) or approach the post-Satie piano miniatures of Goldmund.
Acclaimed as one of the best record in the spanish scene, “Sorger était allé dehors, comme après un triomphe” is an ambient wonder, always attentive to the physical and metaphorical processes of persistence, separation and transformation, to how a music originated in a particular time and place changes its shape and re-adapts to the conditions of new space in which it is projected.
“Brilliant and awaited debut. An ambient wonder. Without a doubt one of the most solid record of the year”
“The landscape is calm but ever changing. If one gets closer and pay attention, he will marvel at its organicity.“ (Rockdelux)
"Lessons of topography: atmospherical electronica, acoustic landscapes and premeditated coldness.” (MondoSonoro)
"Analytic, ethereal and beautiful in equal proportions: electronica with accessible soul for every listener" (H)
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