Kabukichō

by Surprise Barbue

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    Pre-order of Kabukichō. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases March 26, 2021

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ルデン街
2.
Cerf-Souris
3.
Messe Noire
4.
Chanson pour un Bernard L'Hermite
5.
Kabukichō 03:35
6.
La Mer
7.
Le Triomphe de Neptune
8.
L'Arche de Noé
9.
Robin Le Délicat

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Music by Surprise Barbue
Benjamin Moutte & Kevin Valentin : synthesizers & effects

Recorded at Local 12, L'Engeance, Dijon, France
Mastering by Angstrom Mastering, Bruxelles
Mixed by Benjamin Moutte

Artwork by Kevin Valentin
Layout by H&O Z/\mZ/\m

Cut & Pressing by Vinyl Record Makers
Edition of 300
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releases March 26, 2021

Surprise Barbue, duo piece of Kevin Valentin and Benjamin
Moutte. Ode for synthesizers. Robots with a chlorophyll taste
wearing neon pink wigs. They illustrate shaded cinematic frames.
They paint misty asteroid vignettes as a tapestry.

Cosmic patches, raw textures, arpeggiators either hypnotic or
sharp. The character of each keyboards is expressed in a precise
and careful mix, flowing into a synthetic stream in fluorescent
hues.

With Kabukichō, their debut LP for Zamzamrec, the composition
was based around the creation of mini landscapes with cosmic
and mythological atmospheres. The sounds evoke Sci-fi
universes, psychedelic ambiances as well as early music and
repetitive music, not to mention the allusions to the pioneers of
electronic music. Each influence takes place in the different
scenes of the same story.

Like their first EP Super Barbu, released on cassette in 2019
(ZZ56), the recording creates a unique contemplative experience.
Ascending phases and striking chords, frenzied and uplifting
sections, for a both rhythmical and meditative effect. While the
«live» matter and experiments are remodelled and transcended.
The sound becomes denser, more melodic and more balanced.
The whole album is shaping by the coherence of a narrative work.

Concept album, astral travel, hallucinatory and luminous. We
enter Kabukichō, as we enter in a Philip K. Dick novel : altered
state of consciousness, parallel universes and Suddenly the
void...

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Record label dedicated to experimental music created in 2011 in Bristol (Uk), now based in Saint-Aignan (France). Dreamlike, free electronics, avant-garde explorations published on cassettes and vinyls. Distributed by Differ-ant in Europe and The Business in America (*((**///\\\**** ... more

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