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by Philippe Lauzier

néanmoins 03:14
marbre brut 04:34
st-pancrace 04:43
pétole 02:40


CONTREPLAQUÉ is a series of succinct pieces recorded during the year 2020. After numerous albums and collaborations in the field of improvised and experimental music, Philippe Lauzier takes slightly on a different path here by opening and layering a wider range of inspirations. In the shifting of a «normal» life activity, He creates this new collection of short compositions, including one by György Ligeti and another in collaboration with percussionist Carlo Costa. One piece also features an improvised vocal appearance by artist Laïla Mestari. Oscillating between contrasting vibes, some fugitive, some down to earth, almost every piece foregrounds his bass clarinet. Percussive and textural sounds, or delicate melodies and backgrounds, unite with a verdant use of synthesizers and noises from objects and matters.


CONTREPLAQUÉ est une série de pièces succinctes enregistrées au cours de l'année 2020. Après plusieurs albums et collaborations dans le domaine de la musique improvisée et expérimentale, Philippe Lauzier emprunte ici un chemin légèrement différent en ouvrant et en superposant un plus large éventail d'inspirations. Dans le décalage d'une activité de vie «normale», il crée cette nouvelle collection de morceaux, dont un de György Ligeti et un autre en collaboration avec le percussionniste Carlo Costa. Une pièce présente également une apparition vocale improvisée de l'artiste Laïla Mestari. Oscillant entre des atmosphères contrastées, certaines fugitives, d'autres terre-à-terre, presque chaque pièce met en avant-plan sa clarinette basse. Des sons percussifs et texturaux, ou des mélodies et des arrière-plans délicats, s'unissent à une verdoyante utilisation de synthétiseurs et de bruits de matières concrètes.


released March 5, 2021

All music by Philippe Lauzier, except for
Musica Ricercata VII by György Ligeti, and
Correspondence by Carlo Costa & Philippe Lauzier

Percussion (track 7) by Carlo Costa
Vocal (track 5) by Laïla Mestari
Bass clarinet & synthesizers (on all tracks) by Philippe Lauzier

Recorded at Neglected Garden (Montreal) between March 2020 and February 2021

Mixed by Philippe Lauzier
Mastered by Michel F Côté
Cover artwork by Frédérique Laliberté
Title & spoken words of track #5 inspired by Donna J. Haraway's book of the same title

Music video for the piece Soulèvement plat :


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Philippe Lauzier Montreal, Québec

Philippe Lauzier (b. 1977) is an active artist in the field of experimental music and sound art. He is often seen playing bass clarinet & saxophone — composing with synthesizers, prepared piano, autoharps & percussions —creating sound installations. Philippe is currently a sound designer and a music composer for art & films. ... more

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