New release to come

New release to come

Here's some news :

Shangri-l is the historical nickname and the new music project from the guy behind Me In The Bath, Still Living Creature, Nicolas Chartoire, and also former member from The Kuang, Gorbie's Stuff and Beatles II.

We (ahem, I) are/am currently working on burning audio CD-Rs of Shangri-l's debut album, which will be licensed under Free Art License and probably never published on the Internet (at least, not by us). This will be a very limited edition of 5 copies.

The album will be named "White Snow".

This album is a 45 minute long edit of the organ track featured on Clodomiro Charlilechó's "Hélice à pédales (valse pour orgue d'église et batterie préparée)" which is available under Free Art License which permit the creation of derivative works.

Currently two copies have been produced.

This album will be available free of charge, free worldwide shipping.

You can pre-order your copy (providing you are among the first 5 people to do so) by contacting us using the usual ways (there's a contact page on this blog) and providing your postal address. Don't forget to mention the country. Once you got it, you can donate, but this is not mandatory.

This album is meant as a tribute to Clodomiro Charlilechó, since the track "Hélice à pédales (valse pour orgue d'église et batterie préparée)" features drums played by Shangri-l, so since Clodomiro reused a music track made by him, Shangri-l wanted to do the same and reuse a track made by Clodomiro.

Each album will featured an hand-drawn booklet (simply a folded A4 format paper sheet), with a cover art specific to each copy, all the credits and licensing informations inside, and, also inside, an original drawing from Shangri-l, autographed. Each copy will be numbered.

Here's what Shangri-l says about the recording process :

"Oulala... Alors, j'ai commencé par ajouter un peu de basse et d'aigus à la piste. Mais comme ça ne saturait pas encore, j'ai boosté les bandes jusqu'à 440hz et dans les aigus, pour que ça sature. Ensuite, j'ai inséré diverses pistes de son générés (sinsoïdes à diverses fréquences, tonalité DMTF, bruit blanc) un peu partout sur la piste originale.

Puis j'ai fait un cut-up pseudo-aléatoire pour obtenir une piste de 45 minutes à partir de la piste originale.

Ensuite, j'ai par endroit appliqué divers effets (distorsion, inversion, variation du tempo, phaser, etc)

Au final un morceau de musique totalement inintéressant et aux limites de l'inécoutable. En effet il y a de grosses sautes de volume quand les sinusoïdes se pointent, et ça peut faire mal aux oreilles."

Here's a photo picture of the two already produced CD-Rs :

1 comment:

  1. To saturate the organ track, wouldn't be simpler to ask the guys who blow in the pipes to blow stronger?