2001. The debut release from Montreal native Ghislain Poirier is one of my favorite
12k label releases ever, ranking up there with RAUSCH by Komet, and THESECRETNUMBERTWELVE by 12k founder Taylor Deupree. This
one too straddles the line between experimentalism, and readily accessible, listenable music.
In an alluring departure from the sound of 12k's recent output, Il n'y a pas de Sud... blends broken melodies and sonic slips with a very stripped down version of the berlin techno sound. The result
is a sparse blend of rhythm and space with a slow diffused groove as beats flux and vibrate beneath lo-fi oscillations of warm
chords and clouds of bass.
Il n'y a pas de Sud... was created using an ageing PC with so little processing power that Poirier is forced to compose each work
in parts and later piece them together. Using this approach he pushes himself to make the most of very little, which he does very
well, and has developed a unique and fresh signature sound proving that the latest, most trendy software isn't necessary to create
captivating sound. Musical accomplishments aside, Ghislain Poirier is also a visual artist. He has had many solo exhibitions of
his paintings and drawings in the city of Montreal, notably at the Maisons de la culture Côte-des-neiges, at the Galerie de
l‚île-des-moulins and at Atom Heart.
Il n'y a pas de Sud... is a brilliant work from a new face in minimal electronic sound.
il n'y a pas de sud...
seul le fou compte les grains de sable
position et negation
un pont entre deux rivieres