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Hecq: CHANSONS DE GESTE VINYL LP

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  • Model: 44827-1
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Ben Lukas Boysen a.k.a. hecq presents a very personal release, conceived as a memorial and dedication to bygone events and individuals. The basic sources for the 11 haunting tracks were original tape recordings Boysen and his family members made decades ago for private use, ranging from piano etudes to classical works by composers like J.S.Bach or J.Brahms. It was hecq's intention to restore, to revive and to re-arrange these basic sources for the existing release in a condensed and unusual way. Each tape was digitized to hard disc, loops and patches were extracted from this sound pool, and the collection was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. The tapes were taken and played back inside a church where the natural reverb of the location was added and used as the master recording.
Musically, the album is a captivating assemblage of mesmeric ambient works where the natural hissing from the ancient tape recordings interpolate with orchestral classical textures and electronic manipulations. The hypnotic loops and dots transfer an atmosphere of grandeur and melancholia to those who are aligned to the album's concept as well as to the unprejudiced listener. 'Chansons…' is hecq's examination and refurbishment of a rich, touching and important time's distillate - an aural inheritance of activities and events which only remain to exist as a memory.

180g 12'' black vinyl. Full color sleeve / printed inner sleeve. Matte cardboard. Limited to 323 copies, incl. download code!

Track Listing:
01 Worlds End  
02 Nescient  
03 Home by Nights  
04 Heathland  
05 Recital 1   
06 Passage  
07 Tome
08 Rest  
09 Dust & Carpets  
10 Recital 2  
11 There is always Tomorrow  


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