--- 1988 ---
Musique concrète d'une durée de 8'38''
Production, composition musicale, conception, réalisation sonore, instrumentarium (voix, TR 707 BAR, clarinette Sib, harmonica, Yamaha DX 21, Teisco 100F, Zubble's Corzon, Delay, Casio SK 1…)
dans les studios du compositeur
sur 4 pistes K7
en 1988 – Studio 111 rue Béchevelin - LYON
Une première édition K7 de alphaZcentauris
à été réalisée en 2011
chez Mirror Tape, en Malaisie - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
K7/Tapes C 30 - MT010
ORIGINAL MASTER (stéréo) 2014 - 44khz/16bits
Copyright : Lionel Marchetti / SACEM
À propos de alphaZcentauris :
"I started recording sounds when I was 17 years old, in 1984 when by chance someone gave me a K7 tape recorder with 2 diverse speeds...
I discovered recording sounds was already a full and poetic act which was able to be used for the experimental music which i was dreaming of.
In 1987, after one month of hard work in a summer camp restaurant I bought a 4-track stereo tape recorder and I started a lot of experiments in my little flat in Lyon (France) : via an old Radiola radio from the 50's, my hifi system, an old synthesizer, my clarinet (I tried to play in water), a rhythm machine, a bad (good?) microphone etc.
At that period I knew nothing about Revox tape recorders and the idea of tape montage. Nevertheless, when I started Katakomb (which is a part of a series of my first 33 little musique concrete compositions, I discovered how incredible was the changing of speed for a recorded sound, or all synthesizer sounds, voices... and the beautiful possibility to reverse all sounds - I was discovering the "power" of a recorded sound.
For me, the act of recording became an incredible acceleration to join a new poetic "world" : Katakomb was the first composition which was talking to me from a "nowhere" place as if, as a composer, I became a "stranger".
Satan and Alpha Z Centauris are composed as little free musique concrete studies and they follow what I started in 1987 : the idea of an accumulation of little aphoristic studies which can communicate all together even if they are composed in diverse periods and studio places.
I have, since that period and always today, numerous little study compositions following that direction and I am happy to build around them, via a first edition of my archives on Mirror Tapes which has founded a new architectural place of montage and perceptions."
Review by David Keenan - Volcanic Tongue
"New limited cassette album from this contemporary French concrete composer : with a title like Alpha Z Centauris it’s hard not to evoke the praeterhuman drones of early Tangerine Dream…
…and it does have a heavy alien tongue/shortwave from the stars feel, almost like an indecipherable alien communication, with what sounds like channelled voices churning inside restless cosmic electronics.
As the piece builds it starts to accrue all sorts of sonic strata, with voices becoming gradually clearer and endless tone sparkling like deep starfields as it moves in fractal shapes towards the infinite centre of the universe…"
released January 1, 1988